Wasted space now reclaimed

So I'm looking at the page there..probably the one you're looking at right now, and I noticed that there was a big blank space to the left of everything. "Well," I thought, "How can I get the text to stretch that far?" Then I remembered the Edit HTML link in the Layout tab.

Went into the Outer Wrapper of the CSS section and changed the width attribute in the #outer-wrapper from 660px to 860px. Then I changed the width in #main-wrapper from 410px to 610px. There. Now the text shifts over into that blank spot (due to the outer-wrapper) and stretches across to hit the sidebar (due to main-wrapper). I feel so smart now.

Google Follow:All the cool people are doing it!

There! Happy now!? Gah!! It's up already. Google Fallow. And what-not. Actually, my Google Account page is getting more and more cluttered as I go along. And I'm not sure how to UN-subscribe to some of the things I have on there. Right now I have the following Google Services associated with my account:

  • Alerts
  • Calendar
  • Finance
  • Maps
  • Profiles
  • Sketchup
  • Web History
  • Blogger
  • Code
  • Google Friend Connect (ugh)
  • Notebook
  • Reader
  • Subscribed Links
  • Webmaster Tools
  • Bookmarks
  • Docs
  • iGoogle
  • Picasa Web Albums
  • Sites
  • Talk
  • Youtube
So how's THAT for a list? And more than half of those things I don't regularly use. Here's a cool site.."How to delete Google account and services." Interesting. Wonder what would happen if I wiped everything and started from scratch. Not that I ever will. I mean, I have TOO many things I want to keep around. Oh hey! An 'edit services' link..no wait. That's just to delete web history or close the account.


Wowee!! So I get comments from people I don't know at all. Now THAT'S something. And I also had a request to turn on 'Blogger Follow,' which I think is crazy. I like simplicity. Little mandatory pictures all over the place make for clutter. But in light of popular demand, fine. I'll do that.

On a similar note, I'm going to remove the Daily Dilbert, even though it's cool. It takes way too long to load and it's again a big blob of mess at the top of every page. So goodbye, even though it's cool.

On yet ANOTHER note: PennMUSH - I've been looking at the idea of sql control within Penn. I've never gotten MySQL to work properly, so I've never gotten website packages such as Wiki or Mambo to install. But Penn allows for other database types such as postgresql and sqlite. I'm grabbing the packages for those. Oh..postgre is 40MB, but sqlite is like 500K. So guess which one I'm grabbing on a dialup connection.

Anyhow, I'm not sure HOW I'll use it, but I want to at least try to make a db work with Penn, just to see if I can.

What else? Sister and I've been home all week, as Dad and Mom went to Estes Park for their anniversary (29th). So it's been a time of Star Trek and boredom. Well, not so much boredom. There's plenty to do, but it's not all FUN. Anyway, they're coming home later this afternoon I think.

Good note about my computer re-image: I've finally installed all updates and software back to what it was, minus a few things I never used. Of course, I've always had problems with bootup and things, and I've always meant to isolate the problem child, but I never have. And with this re-image, I STILL didn't. I've a few large software packages I always install, such as Photoshop, DVDit, MS Office, Messenger, etc.. and always somewhere between then and the next re-image, either bootup takes forever or the computer freezes for the first five minutes after connecting to the Internet. So I'm not sure who the culprit is, even now. But we'll see if I can't catch it this time.


Two things I'm excited about: 1) I donated $65 to this missions group to provide blankets for new Afghan mothers. Link here. 2) I bought Phil Wickham's new CD - Heaven & Earth. Now all I have to do is..OH! I need to download vCast to get my phone drivers working again. I like to listen to music off of my phone, and so far I've been missing the drivers for transferring music onto it. I'll go do that after I finish this thing. Another cool thing is: I'm at the new library in Fort Collins. What's it called? I don't remember. Let me go look it up. Council Tree Library. It's the second floor of a new outdoor mall complex in southeast Fort Collins. Not very big on normal tables..they're into this retro comfy-chair look, but I can manage. Anyhow, that's about all. Let me go get those drivers.
Ugh..so I just about killed my computer. I picked up malware sometime yesterday at the library and managed to run it at home. Well, it installed itself, force rebooted the computer and loaded under the virus scanner and disabled it.

Then it proceeded to lock me out of any other scanning software, my modem and a bunch of other things got super-slow. So I reinstalled windows..or tried to. My internal cd player is dead, so I had to use my external one, but my computer won't boot off of that without help,so I ended up wiping and installing Ubuntu. Unfortunately, I can't get it to recognise my modem, nor does Grub (the bootloader) recognise cd boots. So I asked Dad to bring home the floppy drive and I'll hopefully force the Windows install disc to load that way. I hope.

Oh. And we're having wings and pizza for supper. on a good note ;).

So I'd like to take a moment and give my own memorial to Dale Walter who I considered a good friend. Of course, he considered EVERYONE a good friend, but everyone felt speial after talking with him for any length of time. Anyhow, he died in a car wreck last Wednesday and his memorial service yesterday was amazing. Maybe when I get a normal keyboard under my fingers I'll rehash it all.

Monday Night Football

Monday Night Football at our friend's in Loveland.

Simple Update (as if you haven't gotten enough already)

So I had this job opportunity open up over the weekend for a janitor position at work. All I have to do is call this one lady at the church. I'm planning on doing that tomorrow morning maybe before school. Boy, I hope I can pick up something.

On another note: we're heading over to Loveland this evening for a visit with some friends. The excuse is to watch football, but none of us is very into football (even if Dad professes to be a fan). But it'll be good to visit with those guys anyway.

Yet another note, I tried looking over the jQuery API and couldn't quite figure it out. In addition to that, I researched Google Chrome theme builders and figured out how to do it manually in addition tothe little programs that do it for you. And, of course, I got all the videos listed below uploaded.

Update on Youtube Uploads

    So I am currently uploading all the animation videos that haven't been uploaded to my channel. They include the following:
  • John Wayne Horse Mount
  • Horse and Rider

I have more, but they are bigger than average, so I won't post them now. Well, maybe I will if I think hard enough. They're not really THAT big; just 2MB each. I can do it. The last one (Horse and Rider) was 600K...

The other two that I can upload now are Walk in-Roll out, Slave Driver and Spaceman. I'm still not 100% sure on the Basketball Stars Original.

Yes, I will do it. Right now, even!

Cookie man

This is the Cookie Man as we call him. Actually he's the mil man, but yeah.

Brant in Afghanistan

So I was listening to the friendly dj's on WayFM, of whom Brant Hanson is in Afganistan is on a short term missions trip. He's been talking for a couple weeks about 'donate blankets to new moms and I'll see that they make it when I go next month. Well, the time for buying blankets is over and now the organization is taking just plain money. Well, I'm all into it now, and I feel like doing something. What, I don't know yet, because I got Mom all into it too. We'll see.

In either case, here's the link they've been into all week long: http://www.helpcurenow.org/site/c.nvI1IeNYJyE/b.5546033/k.524/Mornings_with_Brant_teams_up_with_CURE.htm

Youtube update - Belated

Ha! So, update with the Youtube channel thing: I've accepted the new beta design thing that they offer. See it at http://www.youtube.com/depwl9992.

In addition to that, you may see a couple short (10 second) videos I uploaded a while ago but never announced. Be ready for a couple new ones soon (not Cowman unfortunately. That one's gone so stagnant.) I have an equally short one called Spaceman. And I was requested to put the original Basketball Stars video up which I had previously taken down for privacy issues. So you might just see that version as well.

Let's see....what else? If you want to see anything, just let me know. I'm all open for ideas.