time

just one more month

one more month till i turn in my thesis! So far this week i’ve finished my printer infographic, made a vuvox timeline, installed and messed with lightbox (of course because it’s a wordpress plugin it has been in a nightmare to figure out), and finally adjusted my front page. i have tons of photos–they’re not all great but i think i can whip something quasi-photojournalistic from them. and tomorrow i’m off to do my second round of man on the street interviews in santa monica. i did a few this weekend and rediscovered my intense loathing of broadcast. on the flip side–the flip cam is AWESOME. still can’t decide if i want it or a rebel more but i will worry about that post-thesis. one…more…month.

Lately

thesis means bad sleeping habits

i’ve been going to bed at 4 a.m. and waking up around noon or 1 p.m. each day. why? because wordpress is driving me insane. there are no ready made themes that have exactly what i want so i have to tweak each one that has some of the elements i need to best showcase the site. problem is i have no idea how to properly edit PHP files so there is a whole lot of trial and error and late nights trying to figure out what’s wrong. i wish i hand-coded the site…or better yet, took the comp exam. so frustrated.

it took a whole week to make these additions: add a new theme, add a tabbed sidebar, flickr feed and twitter feed. i added some recent thumbnails to the bottom of the page too but can’t get any of the pictures to show up. i also can’t get the featured thumbnail nodes to stay on one line. ahhh!

disaster

flash and dhtml ≠ happy nardine

somehow i’m unable to get either to work for me. toto decided to die on me in the middle of building a dhtml infographic and apparently it is difficult to teach a pc user flash in an all mac classroom. did i previously mention my distaste for apple??

viva toto!

retraction

oops!

i retract my previous tweet about wordpress being the devil…to this:

installing wordpress is the devil.

it’s actually not that hard to use. who knew.

Finally!

i got this ridiculous blog hosting garbage to work! finally!