Wednesday, August 31, 2011
For the last day or two I've been focused on "The Herd," the splash page for the whole Survival Guide. I've finished all the "road signs" and four of the chapter buttons. Fans of last month's Custer Expedition take note: the background of the "Socialization" button in the lower righthand side of the Herd is the sky above the Little Bighorn Battlefield.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Further, if you're visiting it now you'll notice that most of the pages have spots for links at the bottom and that there aren't currently any links on them. My workflow scheme at the moment is to finish the text itself and then backtrack to add the links I've been piling up. I may change my mind later and add variety to the project by intermixing writing and linking. But for the moment it's just my pearls of wisdom and no hyper-ties to the rest of the universe.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Today I finally figured out how to make a small icon for the bookmarks bar (and other similar browser locations). So now we're represented to the outside world by a tiny octopus. Fun stuff.
Work on the Media Survival Guide is genuinely underway at this point. I've finalized the page design, and I'm roughly halfway through creating master blank pages for all the subsections. Just about ready to start adding content!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
If having kids makes you into this bad of a sappy idiot, then I'm glad I never had any. The title character (Steve Martin) struggles with the expense and complications of putting together a storybook wedding for his daughter. All the humor involves the efforts of people around him to tolerate him while he spazzes, and especially toward the end even that limited modicum of entertainment gives way to pure sap. So if you need some treacle to adjust your blood sugar level, enjoy. Otherwise avoid. See if desperate
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
However, yesterday during an 8sails staff lunch we floated the idea of Getting Rich and Quitting Our Day Jobs by starting a reality show called "Pay Attention to Me." Contestants will face an American-Idol-esque panel of judges, and all they'll need to do to win is get the trio to pay attention to them for five minutes. Anything short of physical contact with the judges is allowed, but if anyone's attention drifts the buzzer sounds.
I want to be the Simon Cowell judge.
SeacrestBotMark7: Bryan, what did you think of that performance?
Me: What? Oh, sorry. I wasn't paying attention.
Anyone who survives the first round goes on to Level Two. This time the judges have their cell phones with them, so the acts must compete with incoming calls, texts, chat notices, pushes and various and sundry other 21st century interruptions.
If this show turns out to be the success we're hoping for, the spin-off will follow the same format only with a panel of teenagers for judges. This one will be called "So You Want to Be a Teacher."