Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Gallery Update for Jan. 16

Updated the Color Gallery with another one of my class projects. This one is a food illustration for my Illustration 2 class. Not the best scan; it was done with my mother's digital camera. The camera is great, but the lighting in my room is poor and using a flash on a painting isn't a very good idea. I corrected as much as possible for the time being. I have to be on my way to my first class of the week soon. It's not a long class, so I have plenty of time to work or do other things. I'll see what I can do to make the latest color image more pleasing to the eye. ^^;

I'm still pimping AllRightCounter. If you're put off by places like OKCounter, Bravenet, Statcounter, then ARC is a good alternative. Even though it's still in beta, the fact that it's already customizable enough to completely blend in with your website makes it worth using. So if you don't have one yet, please consider ARC for your web site's visitor counter.

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Monday, January 8, 2007

First painting uploaded!

Yeah, like the title says. A color oil painting has been uploaded into the Color Gallery. It's actually my fourth assignment in my Painting 1 class. My teacher really liked it, and said that in his opinion it was the best painting for the assignment out of all the students. I find that flattering, because there were 3 classes bunched into one time-slot: Painting 1, 2, and Advanced Painting. If he thinks I did better on that than the more advanced students, then that's awesome. He didn't want to put it up for exhibition during the mid terms though. Out of all the the work shown, it would've been the strongest piece. So he took my next best one. -_-; I think the lot of my paintings are nice; I'll be uploading more as soon as I can take pictures of them.

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Monday, January 1, 2007

Another year completed! Whoohoo!

Happy new year, everyone! I couldn't get out, because my car's still messed up. Even though there was work done on it today, the mechanic told me my car has a bad valve. Go figure. My throat's been sore since this morning, but I feel a little better. I guess I should be glad I didn't go out; too many sick fuckers (with colds and flu, that is), and it's supposed to rain in the area tonight. Not to mention the shooting. Oh god, better duck.

I got some more work done on the gallery. No new entries, but I updated the image viewer script.  Now there are fields where the name, date, medium, and description of the art submitted will be. I changed the way it reads the flat files, so that I can use the likes of Microsoft Works Database to do the dirty work of formatting the entries for me. I haven't played with Perl in a long time. I'm still somewhat newb at it, but I'm proud of what I can do. I learned to implement some new stuff this evening, and frankly, it's gotten me a lot closer to my future plans of creating admin controls such as image upload and description adding/editing. I need to go ahead and invest in a more in-depth book on Perl, like O'Reilly's. That'll have to wait until most of my major money woes are taken care of.

I think those idiots have started shooting already. I'm going to go spend my new year's day like I did when it was 1999-2000: taking a hot shower and washing my hair to Prince's "1999" on the radio. Peace out, and may your resolutions be something that can actually be obtainable this year. ^__^

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