Guilt, Failures and Triumph

It’s been an insane week. I would tell you about it, but I really can’t. It’s all work stuff: top secret and stressful and aggravating. Something that was supposed to work doesn’t, and everything I did to work around it, hack it, massage it, tickle it, talk dirty to it, etc, failed. So, it’s not going to happen until things change or we figure out a workable hack.

And tomorrow, we go to Arizona, on separate planes. Why? Poor planning, mostly. I didn’t know how much time I was going to be able to take off, and we just put it off until it was too late to get on the same flight. So, Jen gets to fly with Max all alone and spend four hours in Houston. I take off an hour after her and get to Tucson two hours before she does. Fun, huh? Poor poor Jen. Me? I get my Powerbook, two batteries, a working installation of Movable Type, games and a book (I haven’t decided what to bring, Java in a Nutshell or JavaServer Pages). It’s totally unfair and I feel really bad, but it’s too late to change it now. I just have to come up with some way to make it up to her.

I told you the other day about my shell script discovery. Well, I made another related discovery today. I’m pretty sure this would apply to the Windows version as well, but I don’t have PhotoShop 7 for Windows. In PS 7 for the Mac, you can create new Web Gallery templates!! To verify it, I just duplicated the Simple theme’s directory as “MT Import” and it showed up in the list of Styles under File > Automate > Web Photo Gallery. So, another task for the plane is to mess with my new directory and see if I can get Photoshop to create the import files for me. I’ll post the instructions when/if I figure it out.

I am such a geek…

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.