Thursday, February 23, 2006

About this SnTT thing....

From a message I found sitting on my desktop last night:

Thomas: Funny thing at work today... a coworker was looking for an answer to something, and her summary statement was "And Stan Rogers comes through for me again!"...

While I heartily applaud this community effort, I don't think this is one of the places you should be looking for a lot of contributions. Folks, it's not that I don't want to share what I've learned with the community at large, but that Thursday is just another day of the week, you know? For the past couple of weeks I've felt kind of guilty about staying out of the Thursday thing while I try to rescue a career from the wreckage of my life -- between the book, the suite and trying to launch a business, I really haven't had the time to launch into an article-length presentation or to try to think about a problem that hasn't already been solved in a hundred ways before.

Then I got the message you see above from our Duffbert. And I ran a quick agent that gave me this:

And suddenly, I don't feel quite so guilty anymore.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Want it in white?

Yellow may be the new black, but there are clean ways of getting that across, too.

Again, node editing in PSP was used here on shapes derived from the text. Specifically, the bottom of the "e" in the word "Yellow" was opened up so that the black outline wouldn't make it look like a Greek theta (θ). I really have to find a better font than Arial, though — it's a bit heavy-handed, even if one makes allowances for the small size of these graphics.