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I am... imitating tirinian. I have... created a new album… - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
I am... imitating tirinian.

I have... created a new album theme! Yay me!

I can... eat the scary bits of cheese now. Like moldy rinds. I think I'd still draw the line before that French cheese with the worms in it, though.

I should... go and get a new beater bar for the mini-vacuum attachment. Long hair is the vacuum-killer. Sigh.

I will... have too many upset people to deal with next week. (this weekend is Athena account deactivation)

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful
Current Music: Billy Joel

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navrins From: navrins Date: January 5th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Quoth the vacuum:

Hair is the vacuum-killer.
Hair is the little-dirt that brings total obliteration.
I will face the hair.
I will permit it to pass into me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner hose to see its path.
Where the hair has gone there will be nothing.
Only smoke will remain.

twe From: twe Date: January 5th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Album themes

What's in a theme anyway? Is it jsut changing the colors and graphics files, or can a theme rearrrange the look of the page? I've always wanted to put the pictures above the sub-albums and not have the first slot in the sub-album table taken entirely up by the "More Albums" graphic, but rather have it the row above with a colspan=N. If a theme can do that, it would be worth making a new one. :)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 5th, 2005 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Album themes

Well, this one is just changing the colors and graphics, but more complex ones rearrange the page completely. (The London sub-album uses a riff on Story, which has the pictures down the sides, and a text file in the middle, and StoryCaption has pictures on the edges and captions in the middle).

It's written in not-completely-obfuscated perl, so I've been thinking it could be interesting to try and generate something that looks like my Socks log (one picture on the left, caption in the middle, then one picture on the right, caption on the middle), but I haven't quite gotten the zen of it yet.
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: January 5th, 2005 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)
The byline keeps changing! It's amusing and yet also distracting.

I've found that if I'm willing to clean the hair off the beater bar at least every other vacuuming or so, it has a much better survival rate, but it is an annoying task.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 5th, 2005 10:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I clean the beater bar pretty much every time it's used - the problem with the mini-beater is that hair was getting through a tiny crank on the side and winding around the shaft, inside the beater, so cleaning it meant prying the end off each time. After enough times of prying the end off, the end wasn't so flat any more, and now the end spins into the beater-holder. :-\

(The byline is inherited from the theme I based it off of. I had noticed that it changes between album and image pages, (plus different for the london pages too), and was too amused by it to go fix.)
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: January 5th, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh. Your vacuum cleaner is even more recalcitrant than mine. :(

The byline seems to vary from picture to picture, too, not just between the albums and the images.
mijven From: mijven Date: January 5th, 2005 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Gosh! All of a sudden I'm no longer confused as to which pictures I've seen and which I haven't! (BTW, while party people pictures are quite amusing, I'm mostly taken with the grinning teeth picture that LEAPS right off the page! Woo!)

Merry holidays!
merastra From: merastra Date: January 5th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool! What she said. Now I'm no longer lost in the vasty sea of pictures. :-)

There's some really awesome ones in there, love the one you chose as the icon for your wedding.
mijven From: mijven Date: January 5th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sigh, goodbye Ibbetson! Goodbye memory-filled uncomfy couch!

BTW, if you want more wedding photos, I can send the high-res ones off of the boys' site. (29months/wedding) Hmmm. It appears that I never finished processing that directory because twe's pictures aren't online!
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: January 5th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, I'll happily take those. :) There are a lot of good ones of the rehearsal dinner especially.
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