a number of things

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 08:19 pm
yati: (odd ways of expressing love)
A few things, in no actual order of importance:

• There is a style class being conducted over at [community profile] style_system; the first session starts here, and the syllabus is here. If you want to learn how to modify or make a layout, that is the place to go. It starts from the very basics, so even without any knowledge of CSS or S2, you'd be able to follow.

I guess I actually already know most of the things listed in the syllabus, but it'd be great to actually properly learn S2 this time around. XD

• There's an April Showers Challenge over at Archive of Our Own, where the challenge is to upload your fanworks. Which reminds me, I still have a few fics I had meant to upload but kept . . . putting off. (I'm not even entirely sure I want my name attached to some of those any more, ahaha. We'll see.) If you don't have an AO3 account, I have an extra invite. PM me your email address and I'll send it your way. :)

• I've been taking the bus to work lately so it's been giving me something like an extra 1.5 hours a day to read. (For some reason I can't seem to fall asleep on the bus despite knowing that it's quite impossible for me to miss my stop.) So I've been reading instead. I'm awfully flighty about reviewing stuff, but my Goodreads profile is here if you're interested. I also try to keep an updated list here in this journal.

What I'm still grappling with right now: Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver and I curse the thickness of the book every time I try to stuff it into my bag. Woe. I've been reading it for almost a month (a month!) on and off, and I'm only around two-thirds done with it asfdfljg;flg. A good thing it's interesting. If nothing else it gets an A+ for diagrams annotated in Latin.

• What I should be doing: writing fic for Doink! Final Fantasy Exchange. I haven't started yet! It is far too early to panic, but I am terrified of the tonberry.

Apparently there are only four things! I'm getting worse and worse at this updating thing.
yati: Danny Phantom (with a cape!) in front of a full moon in a superhero pose. (this is a job for... THE VACUUM CLEANER!)
. . . It actually worked! \o/

I have managed to convert a style to s2 (yay) and now it is up on my Dreamhack as an "official" style. \o/ I was pretty sure I was going to have to hassle both #dw_styles and #dw_kindergarten to make things work, but I didn't have to, and I'm kinda staring at this whole thing feeling stunned.

Once the conversion was done, I ended up trying to puzzle things in the wiki. Halfway through I got confused which version was "production" and which was "live" and what actually was being updated where. Which is kind of ironic. I used to do configuration management, once upon a time ago, and one of the things I had to take care of was -- guess -- version control. (I still think rather ruefully about the Old Job when things like this come up.)

It is late and my shoulder hurts. I'm going to bed. Tomorrow I'll have another look at the Customize page -- some of the property descriptions read oddly -- and I'm waiting for some feedback from the layout author . . . and that's it! And a lot of testing, I guess. Lots of it.

yati: Flonne squishing Laharl (Disgaea) while waving one arm (Default)
Text mostly from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Just testing formats, that's all. Really.

Headings, in various sizes:

'Fury said to a mouse, That he met in the house,

"Let us both go to law: I will prosecute you.--Come,

I'll take no denial; We must have a trial: For

really this morning I've nothing to do."

Said the mouse to the cur, "Such a trial, dear Sir,

With no jury or judge, would be wasting our breath."

Text in blockquotes:

'"Will you walk a little faster?" said a whiting to a snail.
"There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail.
See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!
They are waiting on the shingle--will you come and join the dance?
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, won't you join the dance?

An ordered list:

  1. ''Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,

  2. "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."

  3. As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose

  4. Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'

An unordered list, nested:

  • 'Beautiful Soup! Who cares for fish,

  • Game, or any other dish?

  • Who would not give all else for two

  • Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?
    • Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?
      • Beau--ootiful Soo--oop!

      • Beau--ootiful Soo--oop!
    • Soo--oop of the e--e--evening,

    • Beautiful, beauti--FUL SOUP!'

'What do you know about this business?' the King said to Alice. )


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