Wow, it really has been seven months– more than that, actually– since I last blogged. I’m sorry.
It was one thing after another. “I’ll do a new blog when ZetaBoards is done.” ZB got done (or at least I was done with ZB). “I’ll do a new blog when I have a lull in coursework.” Physical Chemistry was a beast, and I started my research this semester. “I’ll do a new blog when winter break comes.” I start studying for the MCAT. But at long last, I gave in to Nicola’s pleadings and set aside time to hash out a new blog… because if I didn’t get it done soon it was never going to happen!
This is the first time I’ve had someone wonderful like Nic to work with on a personal design. She made theming ZetaBoards so much easier; I can code, but I have little color sense and less graphical ability. But wow, was this blog design so much easier with her. I just needed to lay out a general idea of what I wanted (sometimes with MS Paint illustrations!) and she would go to work. As I coded the HTML and CSS, she would supply me with graphics to drop in place. And this is the result– a blog that has more eye candy than my first blog (css-only, circa 1998), second blog, (maybe a background… remember the black-on-scanlines?), or even third blog (modified Kubrick). It’s truly a treat.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to follow Sam in blogging every day. So let’s see if I can’t bring this site back from the dead ^_^ It isn’t fully functional yet, as there are no comments or pages, and some things are broken. But I can’t stand not blogging anymore, so let the posts begin.