1999-07-16 The Farm: projects (from the archives)

Part of a series of posts from my old website archives. Enjoy!

“idle hands are the tools of the devil.” — cool.

My projects are coming along fairly well. I’m spending a lot of free-time on my computer, and it’s starting to show. Aside from working a bit on this site and doing stuff for my future website, I have bounded a large leap towards my goal of finishing the [Gutterhaunt] website. Go take a look at it. I have, finally, done something beyond the first page of their site.

I finally drummed-up enough creativity to sketch-out the basic framework for each page and coded them to HTML over a few days’ time. I spent quite a bit of time on the graphics as well. Everything is in place, and looking better. Now comes the next stage in the project: filling those pages with content. That’ll be fun.

It seems a lot of my friends are asking me for help with Paint Shop Pro 5. Apparently I’m a guru at it. I don’t mind helping them out; they ask, and I aid. Ignorance is a big bad thing to have, and if I can help someone find their way out of the dark, I’m there lending a hand.

I don’t mind helping out. Lately, I’ve been getting better at teaching people how to do things with their computer. Hell, I’m having fun teaching myself with new things. On occasion, I’ll fire up my Apache webserver on my pc and serve stuff temporarily from my computer. I found a copy of it compiled for Win32, installed it, and had a fun time configuring it to run. I still have a ways to go before I’m literate in it, but I have a clue, and that counts.

When I got PSP5, I had been using Paint Shop Pro 3.11 for the longest time, and had exceeded its capabilities. I had gotten well-versed enough with it where I was doing complex layering effects and the like before I had gotten my hands on the layer features of PSP5. I started into this new version and was amazed that all those extra steps I had been taking were a thing of the past. I set a lot of attention into learning it all. I’m still a ways off, but most of the main features I know fairly well.

I know them well enough where friends are asking me for tips, tricks, and advice. I like that.

You know, if you ask me nicely, I can fire up my webserver so you can see it. 8)

But who’d wanna do that?

Ah, this the current state of things. I’ve been doing a lot of stuff online and on my computer, and that, I believe, is where I’m happiest.

Here’s to productive happiness.

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