Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

More misc

There was no sewing today. Just not enough time. Being retired takes time!

I spent way too long this morning revisiting my HTML and CSS roots. siobhan63 said she didn't know how to make the code work for a Friendzie. I didn't either but I wanted to find out so I hunted. Hard. And no joy. I found many examples and no how to's.

So I reverse engineered by studying the code of the pages of examples. I'd forgotten a lot but remembered a lot, too. Once I got the basics, then I wanted fancy. I didn't want teeny weeny little boxes of code. I wanted bigger. Then I wanted color framed. Then I wanted a little margin... etc. It was frustrating and fun and incredibly satisfying.

Years ago, I was interviewing for a job at Microsoft with a small group. One of the group asked me if I knew how to code a certain thing and I said that no, sorry, I did not. BUT I was very good at finding examples and copying code so my not knowing was no a hindrance to making it happen. Later the hiring manager told me that that answer is what nailed their decision to make me the offer. In the olden days it was so easy. Thankfully, LJ still embraces old shit.

I took a walk up the street to check out the 1st Thursday craft market in the park. It was underwhelming but I discovered that my lungs are still a bit fragile. They are fine when I'm sitting here. But make 'em work harder and they bitch. Happily the rescue inhaler and cough pearls did their job. I also tested Google Pay. There was another beta update to my phone and I get twitchy that they will fuck it up. They did not. I bought a chicken salad sandwich to prove it.

I found a couple of interesting audio books to try in the library and the Mariner game has been interesting. They are down by 1 in the bottom of the 9th and likely won't recover but at least it has been interesting.

Chicken and leftover eggplant casserole for dinner.

Nice Day.

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