Whipped out some awesome code for the online tutorial. I’m using Dreamweaver for my text editor for the simple reason I plan on getting another computer in a month or two and didn’t see any reason to download programs that may not work with the OS I’m running. Plan on using BBedit once I switch over to a newer Mac. I might try a few others at that time just to see if I like any others better.
I was grumbling while doing this exercise, since I loth keying in code and now this exercise of writing the code by hand. But I was amazed at the 4th & 5th time at it I could do it “almost” completely by memory. I still peaked a little. I kept forgetting the <head> tag.
Embarking on the Webmaking 101. Looking to sharpen up my web design skills. Thought I’d give p2pu.org a try and see what happens.
Over the past many years of collecting “stuff”, I’ve come to the realization of a number of things.To start off with there is no way I can collect all the cool stuff out there. There’s too much of it, it would cost too much and it takes up way too much space. So what is a hoarder to do, when they’re also sort of a neat freak? Thank goodness we now live in the digital age. We have those 1TB and greater hard drives a person can now purchase for what years ago would seem like next to nothing. So I now have a collection of Andy Warhol paintings, along with Van Gogh. Hundreds of vintage movie posters along with stacks of War era
Granted 2D stuff is much easier to collect digitally than 3D stuff, but I can’t afford a ’65 GTO, so having some photos of one to look at is somewhat comforting. Now with youtube I can rip the videos and save those to my hard drive and watch a ’65 GTO go down the street without a care in the world about the paint job or even the insurance. Oh and I also have a collection of sculptures from antiquity, cool huh?
There are a few things that I still physically collect and this digital image collecting has become helpful in that area believe it or not. I’m finding stuff out there on the internet that I didn’t even know existed, but now I have it, virtually. The actual item may now be in someone else’s collection, but I now know that there is at least one out there and possibly two. I can now go on the hunt for this item, asking other collectors if they have such item or seen such item and where.
Some stuff I’ve stopped physically collecting.Takes stamps for an example, my collection is awesomely huge, but worthless. Well, maybe not exactly worthless, it comes in handy as a reference tool. I don’t have to flip through hundreds of pages to find the stamp I’m looking for, I just hit the arrow button and scroll down through. If I wasn’t so busy downloading images all the time I could categorize the images by certain keywords to find them quicker, but who has time to do that?
With all these images and collections out on the internet I wonder if the price guide books will slowly fade away? I never really found the price guides of much use for the prices, they’re usually out dated by the time they’re published anyway. I mainly used them for finding out what cool stuff existed out in the real world. Now I have Google Images for that. Speaking of which, time to peruse my collection of Alphonse Mucha prints.