Friday, July 02, 2004

3 things I learned on my Ride today

So I went for a bike ride tonight. I made 7.6 miles. Which is showing improvement. It's funny the difference between starting over at 30 over ride everyday when you are in your late teens. 8 miles use to be my short rides and I use to pull bigger gears, and had a higher cadence. Well at least I am riding again. So I learned three things on my ride tonight.

  • Someone is always mowing their lawn. So if you are an asthmatic allergic to grass, have your inhaler in your seat bag.
  • Always carry a second water bottle with you.
  • Fellow cyclist well always wave back, unless its a guy riding a Colnago C50, that he mortgaged his house to get and his wife is still mad at him.

Everybody's working for the weekend

Well, I haven't posted much lately. Work has kept me too busy. But I am happy to announce that for the most part the CMS is launched and in production. There are still some bugs to workout and that is expected. No project is ever perfect right out the gate, there are always some tweaks to be made. Now that it is live and people are required to use it, they are asking how to do their work. So we will do some more training. A little (very) frustrating but what can you do. Well now we have a three day weekend ahead of us and I can really use it. I am on the fringes of burnout, so I really need a good rest and to get way from the stresses of work. The other thing that I need to work on is saying "no". People have their job for a reason, it's so that they can do their work. Not for me to do their work. The problem is that is faster for me to do the task then to explain how they should do it.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Issue with Netscape

So we are a day from launching our CMS, and I think, hey I need to check it in Netscape 4.7. I hadn't yet, and thought it would be a good idea. What happens, the whole site in Netscape is all blown out. Now I had been checking it in Netscape 7.1 and Mozilla. So two days of searching day and night for the problem and 2 minutes to fix once it was found. My Beautiful Wife figured it out. It was an issue with the CSS. Basically a TAG element for TD had line-height:17px. Well IE and Netscape 7.1 ignored this and rendered the pages correctly. Now, would you like to be even more impressed? My Beautiful Wife didn't look at the code, she just looked at the Netscape 4.7 page blown up and said, have you checked the CSS. I thought I did, but it wasn't tell I was going over the html code line by line that I saw the CSS and switched from the new CSS to the old one. I switched it and the page work perfect!

Thank you Sweetness, You are my coding Hero!