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January 7th, 2010

New Day, Fresh Every 24 Hours

Yesterday was a crappy day. I did get a haircut and knock out a sketch, so it wasn't a total loss, but by the end I was definitely ready to file it under "Let's hope that doesn't happen again!"

Fortunately, days are only 24 hours long, so all I needed to do was sleep for a while and I had a new one. Today, by comparison, I intend to turn all of my occasionally-formidable gifts towards making packed with awesome.

This is somewhat related to my vaguely-New-Year-Resolutioney post of the other day, where I talked about trying to live in the present more. This year I'm trying to come at everything new as if I'm finding the world for the first time, instead of viewing everything through the lens of the past. The way I described it to somebody yesterday is that I'm going to spend the year pretending I was just dropped off by the mother ship, and have to figure out the world from a blank slate.

But that doesn't apply just to years, it also applies to individual days. Yesterday was a crappy day? Alas! But today is brand new, let's see what I can do to make it great.

I hope you all have a great day, too. :) You deserve it!

-The Gneech

That's Some Crazy @&%!! Right There

Okay, how's this for obscure? I'm working to debug a webpage where the first line in a table cell will not be displayed if the page is printed out from Internet Explorer unless that line is italicized.

I mean, c'mon!

View the page in any browser, it looks fine.

Print the page from Firefox or Google, it looks fine.

Print the page from IE, and the line isn't italicized, and it just shows a blank line.

How obscure a set of circumstances is that? And what could possibly cause a bug like that? And what does it say about the kind of job I have, that this is considered a world-shaking problem?

*boggles*

What a stupid world.

-The Gneech

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