This weekend was pretty lazy for me. It's kind of sad: Tasha spent most of it in front of her computer, and I in front of mine. Luckily, I do have something to show for it:
- I made a lot of progress on a new, custom theme for my blog, but I still have a lot of work to do. The cool thing is that I think I'm "getting" CSS finally, as this theme has no trace of an HTML table anywhere in it. It will also make my linkblog more prominent and generally make the front page of the blog much more relevant and immediate. I'm aiming for a design that says "6th density", and that rules out just about every WordPress theme in existence.
- For quite some time I've been asking for a Firefox extension to queue up my del.icio.us items tagged with "toread". This weekend, I've come this close to finishing a preliminary version. I've got a sidebar with a list of items, and clicking on them will open them in the browser window. But in order to streamline to workflow I'd like opening a "toread" item in the browser window to automatically remove the "toread" tag from the post in del.icio.us, and doing this asynchronously is a little tricky. But I'm almost there - contact me if you'd like to try it out when I release it. I've established a page for the project here.
- Hung out with Matt and some other friends this weekend.
- Watched season 4 of 24 again. It's great background noise for doing web design (you spend 90% of your time reloading pages anyway).
I'm sort of in a lull on ThreadSpinner right now as I rethink the project in terms of some new ideas I've been having.Read this article