Things to Figure Out

Relative to the Seabury site redesign, I just visited two of our site authors who use PCs, and discovered (to my dismay) that Explorer doesn’t like our two-column layout or the character entity (⊕) that I used as a dingbat . I now have to figure out what went wrong with the dimensions of the…

That’s Just Weird

I’ll bet you’ve never attended a Canadian dissertation defense at which dooce was chair of the committee and Keanu Reeves served as a special guest outside examiner! Well, in a dream from which I just woke up, I did — so there! I got to the defense a little early. It was held at Heather’s…

Oh, And. . . .

In the next few days, the new Seabury web page will go live. It’s not finished — Connie and Micah and I want to fiddle with it in various ways — but within a day or so, it’ll be close enough, and the lovely thing about designing with CSS is that we can do the…

NT Resource Page

At the end of each term, or each Adult Ed gig, the odds favor the likelihood of somebody coming up to me and asking, “Can you recommend any commentaries on that?” Add that to the number of times I try to whip up a starting bibliography on a given text for my New Testament classes,…

New Law

When trying to simplify a complex [bureaucratic] system, any change that does not result in an obvious quantum of simplification amounts to further complication — or, more concisely, “any attempted simplification short of a quantum change is always a complication.”

Software Lust Update

I’m happy enough with the spreadsheet functions in AppleWorks as it stands, but it’ll be hard to resist buying iWorks, just for the Pages function (I’m a sucker for word processors; what can I say?). Still, it would be a vast improvement if Pages could read and write an XML-based format, especially Office Document format.

All I Want For MacWorld

For the record, the various devices that the rumor sites identify sound terrific and all, but the one MacRumor of consequence to my life would involve a resuscitated AppleWorks. That antique program is hardly useable these days; a snappy new version, Cocoa-fied, would be good news indeed. On the other hand, if Tom is on…

Cool and, Potentially, Cooler

I’m a late adopter when it comes to last.fm — due mainly to problems working out what my password was (does the last.fm play appropriately with Safari? Might that be the problem?), but I finally got the password straightened out, and the possibilities of that project look terrific. I’m always to eager to learn about…

Comings and Goings

This morning, life at chez AKMA returned to normal. We had a visit from Juliet for the weekend, which was great (we hadn’t had a visit with Juliet for ages); we planned the service of blessing for her wedding, and caught up on her life and ours. Her visit was particularly welcome with Beatrice, who…

More About Marriage

Here’s some more throat-clearing about marriage, before I get to the more difficult task of saying something useful about this controverted topic. The discourses of marriage, it occurs to me, have clouded the topic by latching onto the notion of “marriage” as “the zone of licit sexual activity.” I’m trying to figure out what it…

Ooooh, Teacher

Today David Weinberger blogs about the Web as a medium (which makes sense to me) and about the Web as a world. We’ve talked about this kind of topic before, so I’m nostalgically excited; maybe we’ll get into a jolly online donnybrook about it with acerbic interjections from other quarters. The difficulty with that prospect…