Thursday, February 11, 2010

good enough for you, good enough for me

why does it take so long to decide which platform which gadgets which colours which page width which font I might want to choose when setting up a blog when I could have spent the same two weeks writing a number of entries that would probably have answered those questions in a way that might become self-evident? because I like doing that. I like fiddling with the bits. I think it makes a difference and notwithstanding the obviously hacked together html and javascript and third-party widgets and nonsense I'll use once and throw away even though it will wreck the template I spent two days creating by hand because my blogging platform doesn't remember what I did before, I hope you think it makes a difference too, because that's why I did it.

well, I kind of did it because I like orange, but there is more to it than that, honestly. I mean, I've got asterisks. they've got to represent something, like the concentric yet angular growth of my brand as symbolic of the acquisition of knowledge and its application in providing solutions regardless of the problem. or that they're nice. and I've already used one somewhere else so I'm stuck with it. also, I spent at least a day deciding whether to use a single or double colon in the page title since I know that a a single colon with no space is the format that will be used to concatenate the blog title and an entry title and so there'll be some kind of consistency there but hey, I quite like the double colon thing even though it's largely meaningless. in fact, I would have finished this entry ages ago had I not decided that I suddenly wasn't keen on the list styling and so just made some ridiculous and undoubtedly browser-breaking tweak to the css using percentages of ems just to calm myself down.

still, if its good enough, its good enough. I'm not paying myself to do this.

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