Archive for 2007

Official college RSS Official college RSS

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

To begin preparing for an upcoming homepage update, we have started adding syndication feeds to the main PCC website. To quote myself: Never miss another college news item or important event at PCC. RSS feeds allow you to get the newest website content delivered straight to your computer. By subscribing, you will be notified whenever […]

New phone New phone

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Merry Channuka – Sam got me an iPhone! This is the first of hopfully many entries from the new device. So far I am finding the on screen keyboard just a little hard to use, but not much. It is about the same size as the qwerty on my zuarus, but the lack of tactile […]

All I want All I want

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Right now I am updating the style sheets that affect all 50,000 pages of PCC’s main website. With absolute certainty, I can say that all I want for x-mas is a standards complaint version of Internet Explorer…

More Bread (King Arthur Style) More Bread (King Arthur Style)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Looking at the beautiful graphics on a bag of whole-wheat flour, I suddenly became inspired to make some more bread. This time, rather then the simple dollar recipe, I loosely followed some directions posted on the back the brown “King Arthur Flour” bag: The ingredients on the bag: 3 1/2 cups King Arthur Flour (kicks […]

HighEdWeb 2008 - Design Competition HighEdWeb 2008 – Design Competition

Friday, December 14th, 2007

After presenting in 2007, I was asked to be on the conference committee for the 2008 HighEdWeb. This next conference will be in Springfield Missouri, and I have been selected as multimedia representative (though I am not entirely sure what that means yet). We have already had several meetings (via the telephone) and many items […]

Feeling good for 10,000 Feeling good for 10,000

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Yesterday, while reading the usual blog feeds, I clicked on a link which shows you some simple data about the day you were born. Along with the usual fluff ( Cancer born on a Friday in summer) there was a harsh revelation…. Today, I turned 10,000 days old! What have I done with my […]

Front Row Fun (aka upgrading a mac g4) Front Row Fun (aka upgrading a mac g4)

Monday, November 26th, 2007

A few months ago, I bought a mac pro. Part of the excitement of the new computer, was that I could turn my old mac into a media center. This was made especially enticing by the prospect of using Apple Front Row as the interface to all of my media. If you have not seen […]

Mushroom Hunting Mushroom Hunting

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Last weekend, I went with several friends (Sam, Poarch and the disgruntaled Mr. Fish) up to Larch Mountain. Less then 45 minutes outside of Portland, this lush area is just inside of the Mt. Hood national forest. It also happens to be some of the highest elevation around. In winter, the snow falls here first, […]

Baking Bread Baking Bread

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

I cook a lot and enjoy making many items from scratch. This includes things like pastas, gravy, pickles, pies, hot sauce and many other items. However, the last (and only) time that I made bread was about 10 years ago for a school project. Bread is just one of those items which is so inexpensive […]

UAD13: (best of) Graphics Optimization for the Web

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Derek Tonn, mapformation, LLC I skipped this one before, but several people have been raving about it. The session is supposed to go beyond “save for web”. Clip art kills! The extra bandwidth wastes electricity for unnecessary graphics. 8-bit png is better for logos the gif… It compresses better and smaller. Interesting. JPG remove exif […]