It's been a week. There were some good parts. Music Under the Trees,
yesterday at Betsy Tinney's, was one of them, even if we did have to leave
early because Colleen was flagging. (I didn't object, because to be
honest I'd been dreading driving home in the dark after three nights of
not enough sleep. But still.)
Another was getting the rest of the bed box installation done, which
happened last Sunday. It's awesome. N got to try it out Saturday night;
it was complete enough for sleeping in at that point.
A third good thing wa a very nice visit to the southern end of
the Rainbow Caravan, to spend a day with N and the kids. We will
get our household back together. It may take a while.
And I got a very preliminary version of my "Consulting business" website
done, as a GitHub Pages site. Last week N and I had picked a theme: Read Only, by HTML5 Up. It's
cool - big banner across the top of the text, and a neat circular image
(which it turned out was masked out by setting the enclosing box's
boundary radius to 100%). Only one problem.
GitHub Pages are a snap to set up; you can do it in five minutes if you
accept all the defaults. And it uses a nice static site builder called Jekyll which has themes that
are pretty easy to set up. The devil's in the details, as usual. Because
although we found "Read Only" through a gallery of Jekyll themes, it
turned out that it wasn't a theme at all, just a mock-up. And although I
eventually found a Jekyll version, it wasn't particularly usable.
I now know how to roll my own Jekyll
theme, and I can consider myself an advanced beginner at the – Liquid template language
stylesheets. By the way, the MDN Web Docs (MDN stands
for Mozilla Developer Network, BTW) are awesome. They have tutorials on
more obscure ones. And when you get to the edge cases, they have
It took me, basically, all week, with a huge amount of frustration along
We appear to be getting into the bad parts of the week, don't
I believe I mentioned that I'd been dreading going home from Betsy's late
at night (I'm nowhere near as good a driver as I was at 50, and I know
it). My guess is that that was at the root of the anxiety attacks I had
Saturday and Sunday. (Panic attacks are intense, and supposedly last for
only a few minutes to an hour or so. Anxiety attacks can -- and in my
case, do -- last all day.
And I have "Trigger finger" in my left thumb. It's been getting worse, not
better, in spite of the brace I'm wearing, which incidentally makes it
almost impossible to type because my thumb keeps hitting my laptop's
trackpad and left button. Anyway.
Aaaaaaand, I've been spending almost all my time grappling with Jekyll and
CSS, and not getting any job applications done. Bletch.
( Notes & links, as usual )