After much tinkering and swearing, a new design/layout/thingie. I’d really come to dislike — hate, even — the colourful one I’d had up before. Dislike to the point where it needed to go. Now. Yesterday. Immediately. So, I dug up an old Woothemes design I’d bought a while back and threw that on until I could come up with something — anything — other than the one I’d taken down.
I’m actually pretty content with this, at least for now. I had some issues getting the font for the navigation bar and headers (via @font-face) to display properly in Firefox, and then I couldn’t decide whether I wanted the bookshelf, Flickr stream, etc to be in the sidebar or footer (and, thus, the “recent posts” and “recent comments” in the footer or the sidebar), and then I couldn’t decide how I wanted the post meta to be displayed… Anyway. It’s done. A few things to tinker with here and there, but mostly done. One upside to insomnia: more time to tinker! If anyone notices anything wonky and/or amiss with, well, anything (especially anything related to the titles/headers; some older browsers don’t play nice with some of the style/CSS elements I’ve used), do let me know?
The whole thing would have been done sooner — yesterday, maybe the day before — had a friend, Phi, not introduced me to Minecraft. I’d heard about it before and watched a friend play, but I’d never gotten around to trying/buying it. Phi bought the game during Minecraft’s “Wedding Weekend,” as sort of BOGO situation wherein one bought a copy for oneself and was given a gift code to give the game to someone else. Said “someone else” in this situation was, obviously, me. And… I kind of wish he hadn’t, because Minecraft is fucking addicting. The learning curve is kind of steep — What do I do? What is this thing? Why am I punching a tree? How do I build things? …What is that sound? — but after I got acclimated to my surroundings (and asked Phi a series of stupid questions like “What is that thing that looks like a cow?” [A cow] and “Is it possible to drown?” [Yes, and I did]) and figured out how to build basic things, like a craft table/workbench and wooden pickaxe, it was pretty easy. Of course, I wussed out and turned “peaceful” mode on while I built a shelter, so the mobs/critters wouldn’t attack me at night. Of course, my luck being what it is, as soon as I turned “Normal” back on and night fell, a charged
Penis Monster Creeper ambled over and blew my shelter apart.
I’m still new to the game — it’s only been three days of off-and-on play — and I’m still re-building a shelter (in the side of a mountain this time), but already the Creeper’s sounds haunt my nightmares, and I’m already allotting blocks (ha!) of time to the game and making a to-do list of things to, er, do in the game. (Such as: “ride a pig” and “build a portal.”)
So… yes. Back to Minecraft now.