Am I Seeing Things, or is All the Text *White* in Internet Explorer?

So asked our coder, who had very carefully coded the text to be *black* against its light gray background. And then our graphic designer discovered that none of our once-valid pages even came close to validating. Our poor programmer lamented that he had probably received more email messages today than he had in his entire life. And then it quickly degenerated. “Is it beer-thirty yet?” “This makes me feel like throwing furniture!” Yeah, I’ll join you, especially in the furniture flinging, I certainly have a lot of furniture I’d like to fling!

I can’t believe that earlier this week, I compared the experience of putting together a web site with producing a huge play and actually rated the website as easier than the play. Can I just say that shit hit the fan this afternoon?

Sorry, I feel like a major failure today. I’m working on two websites right now (besides ababsurdo, which, as you can probably tell, I don’t *work* on, I just *write* in). One of them is my own fictional online banking application and the other is a group project to redo the website of a local non-profit. Who am I to think I can even begin to be a website developer or a project manager? All I have done since 5 AM today is sit around tethered to my powerbook debugging things and emailing back and forth with my group.

Come to think of it I wasn’t really very good at being a youth theatre guild administrator either since after six years, I finally imploded and had to just up and quit. What am I good at? What do I want to do with my life? How can I make a living? Cleaning toilets is not it, sorry. Although I am not terribly bad at that. Well, except that when I encounter toilets like the one that used to be at the Blue Earth Trading Company, I can’t even look at them without bigtime gagging. So, I guess Toilet Cleaner is out as a career too.

Will tomorrow be another day? Will it be a *better* day? Is it beer-thirty yet?

8 Responses to “Am I Seeing Things, or is All the Text *White* in Internet Explorer?”

  1. Webmomster Says:

    It’s beer-thirty. And later.

    It will be a *better* day manana, believe me. I’m finally seeing some relief at work – although not in my “pending” file. Just in the INCOMING! (Only because most of the GM folks have already “vacated” for vacation.)

    That’s the problem with group projects. It only takes *one* to f*** it up.

    Just ask Nook about Group Projects…you’ll get a rant so hot, it’ll melt your laptop into a puddle…

  2. kayak woman Says:

    To set the record straight, this particular group is a *fantastic* group! I’ve been in horrible groups before. This time, our problems are mainly related to integrating the website with a content management system. Not for the faint of heart 😐

    Off to Knight’s for a Knight-hattan et al. And lunch with Jean tomorrow.

  3. gg Says:

    It is beer-thirty somewhere. Always.
    Today I composed various blends of room air (nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide and water vapor), ammonia, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ethanol, methanol, toluene and air (pure nitrogen and pure oxygen). I ran the gases through different gas analyzers (total hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, oxygen, methane, ethanol, nitrous oxide and water vapor) to examine their responses to the individual gases and blends of the gases. Very interesting if you like that sort of thing. What does this have to do with software?

    I can geek blog too.

  4. mouse Says:

    when’s he going to have his own website moom, huh?? huh???

    i’m going to diiieeee–*face hits keyboard*

  5. mouse Says:

    *i’m going to die from exhaustion. not geek bloggers.

  6. gg Says:

    I forgot to include the ammonia gas analyzer.

  7. Pooh Says:

    Don’t take it too seriously. Just because you’ve discovered some bugs in your web-site, or as Microsoft calls them, “features” — does not mean you can’t be a web designer! Hey, you found the bugs, that’s the first step. Thomas Edison said that he hadn’t failed to find the perfect light filament, he had found 1000 ways NOT to make a light filament. I believe he’s also the one who said that “genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” So get out there and take a long power-walk, then chain yourself back to the Power Book with renewed vigor and squash those bugs flat!

  8. gg Says:

    Pooh. In the case of Microsoft, bugs and features are often the same. Their newer products sometime make improvements over the “features” from the past – but Microsoft does not admit to making your life hell on earth in the first place. The best trick is to recruit those bugs and turn them into features. Yeah. Squashing bugs is satisfying too.