Eileene.Net

And suppose I never met you
Suppose we never fell in love
Suppose I never ever let you kiss me so sweet and so soft
Suppose I never ever saw you
Suppose we never ever called
Suppose I kept on singing love songs just to break my own fall
Just to break my fall
Break my fall

All my friends say that of course its gonna get better

I never love nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground
And by protecting by heart truly
I got lost
In the sounds
I hear in my mind
All these voices
I hear in my mind all these words
I hear in my mind
All this music
And it breaks my heart
It breaks my heart


- Regina Spektor "Fidelity"

Little Black Dress

"There are chances you take,
choices you make,
and not everyone's got the moxy to face the spotlight.
Good luck."

Meta Information
May 8, 2007

I love brushes. I use brushes from:

Designfruit - One of the best sources out there by Jason Gaylor
CALLMEREAL - Another fantastic resource by Jarad Johnson
Flyguy Designs - Essentially the third part of my holy trinity of brush sites, by Dan Spencer

angelic-trust.net
SEISHIDO.biz
Obsidian Dawn
Papersweets
In Obscuro - Mostly for icon frames
Misplaced Moments - Mostly for textures

I use fonts from many many sources, but my favorites are:

P22 - I've been a member of their annual club from the beginning. They are my favorite font resource.

This list is constantly being updated as I use the products of these wonderful resources.

A List Apart...
April 24, 2007

I took the 2007 Web Design Survey.  So should you!

Definitely take part if you do any professional work involved on the web.

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
April 12, 2007

The Good
I managed to upgrade Movable Type to 3.34. Yay! That should provide me more interesting options to play with over 3.2, especially in terms of new plug ins and the like.

The Bad
It wasn't installing properly for a long time. Then I read the fine print regarding one of the configurations and it went through. I spent 30 minutes stressing out on something that, if I just read the instructions, would've gone through in 30 seconds. Bad me.

The Very, Very Ugly
After I upgraded (yay!) I installed PluginManager, which was relatively painless, in order to upload MediaManager and its assorted prerequisites. After a bit, it seemed to all install well. I got myself an Amazon access key and associate id and put them in my settings. I managed to get it searching well for the items I want, but when I attempt to add them to my queue I get this error:

An error occurred:

Undefined subroutine &MTAmazon3::Plugin::ItemLookupHelper called at lib/MediaManager/App.pm line 404.

I have no idea what it means or what to do about it. I'll probably send a note to Byrne Reese about it, especially since the the link to MTAmazon32 appears to be broken.

Argh. Struggling with MT can be very ugly at times.

What happened to the design?
April 5, 2007

Whoa! Where did the styles go?

To know more about why styles are disabled on my website visit the Annual CSS Naked Day website for more information.

That's right, folks. Just for today, I am naked!

Movable Type 3.2
January 29, 2006

I've upgraded my CMS to 3.2. It took me a little longer than expected, since I had to backup my existing site (the files on the server as well as the mySQL db), remove any incompatible plug-ins (mt-blacklist), and overwrite many directories on the server. The time was worth it, for the new features in MT 3.2 are great; I especially love the ability for me to see all the entries over multiple weblogs. I need to explore the documentation to see what cool tags and other features were added. I'm unsure if I will have a lot of time over the next week, but this weekend should give me some time to sit down and play with my domains.

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