work: I’m a tree, I can bend…

8/8/07 10:58

Well the little missing paperwork drama was resolved with a simple, “Oh, if you don’t have it, you’ll just need to redo it.” That’s all, just redo the stupid form and get signatures again. Ah well, I still love my work, hate the job. Turns out my passport is going to come in handy again though in helping me get my badge so I don’t have to dig out a copy of my birth certificate. My fake birthday is coming up fairly soon though, but I’ll explain that better when I can provide the accompanying visual.

I’m pretty pleased with the new layout for the site. So much so that I might be able to stick with it for a while and instead of changing the entire page around, just playing with the elements. My CSS skills are rather rusty, but this is a very well put together design and the bits and bobs are very easy to mess around with. I don’t know that I care for the overall color scheme though, so any suggestions to work from would be appreciated. I feel that while prospective employers may try to Google their applicants, what they really look for are their blogs. So it may as well look pretty while they’re here.

I’m ready for a Happy Hour, anyone else want to join me or at least in spirit?

To get out some of my frustrations, I’ve been on a mini-gaming jag, finding a lot of games from the Diablo 2 school. You know the type, “You are the only one that can save our world from the impending evil – blah, blah, blah…” This isn’t to say the games don’t have plots, and many of them are very interesting ones, but it can’t be ignored that even the simplest of quests such as, “Go from Point A out into the jungle to Point B and talk to XXX,” seem fairly straightforward in the fact that you’re pretty much going to have to kill everything that’s in your path from A to B, and sometimes on the way back as well. But with the right drops, you’ll look fabulous doing so. The latest in this line I’m trying is Loki. The beginning almost feels like the new Gauntlet, your four character choices — Norse warrior, Greek fighter, Egyptian sorcerer and Aztec shaman[ess] — are from different lands, each with their own mythology and Gods that you pay tribute to as you gain experience, each one bestowing different abilities (spells/skills) and of course you can decide if you want plow through your enemies, blast them from afar or summon minions to do your dirty work. About the only thing I’m noticing is that early on the game is already a challenge. I’m pretty used to these games, and playing the shaman, I die fairly often. However she does start nearly naked, tatoos and bikini-like wrappings, so you’re really encouraged to find something to put on! I look forward to a little more hack and slashery when I get home tonight.

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7 Responses

  1. shindo says:

    I’ll be with you in spirit for Happy Hour.

    The layout’s nice. I’m not sure what to say about the color scheme, though the photo should provide some cues for that.

  2. shindo says:

    The one for the Metro, that is.

  3. Brian says:

    It’s hard to keep tinkering with the site when I’m at work and should be paying attention to the job. I love blue, but it doesn’t really go with the image. I don’t want to go too dark, though. Ah well, I’ll sort it out. 🙂

  4. ink2metal says:

    hey brian,

    i’ll give you my color scheme suggestion but you’ll owe me a drink or two! LOL

    anyway, i think you should maybe pick up on the color of the column in the middle of the picture. kind of a taupe-y color, greyish brown or brownish grey.

  5. Michael says:

    Give me a time and day for a happy hour and I will work to get there!

  6. Everett says:

    My RSS feed seems to be slow with your stuff… I missed out on the happy hour! Hmm.

  7. Brian says:

    Happy Hour hasn’t taken place yet, no worries. I believe there will be one with my co-workers tomorrow night, but that’s all that I’ve got planned.

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