This Is My Rubik's Cube

When I was a kid, I loved puzzles. I'm sure you remember the Rubik's Cube. Of course I had one. Hell, I had several... There was the typical multi-colored one that everybody had in the 80's. But I also had one with pictures on it's sides instead of flat colors. And I had the 16-square version of the Rubik's Cube (4 across and 4 down rather than 3 by 3).

And, I had "The Missing Link." Remember that one? What about the pyramid-shaped thingamabob? There were others, and I owned every one of 'em.

I never solved any. I only bought them because they were fun for one... aaaaaaaaaand because crap was so very 'in' in the 80's - thus I owned my fair share.

Dominoes were another all time favorite of mine during childhood. My father owned a pool table which he rarely used, so I had plenty of space to set those little buggers up and knock 'em down.

I must have had thousands of them.

It got to the point where I had a domino taped to string which was taped to the ceiling. When knocked down, that domino would fall off the table and swing across the room to trigger another set of dominos.

In many ways, building a website reminds me of childhood days of puzzles and dominos. It's bringing text, graphics, and ideas together with html, css, cgi, and other pieces of the web-puzzle together to create something new. It can get really frustrating at times... but when everything comes together just right... aahhhhhhh!

It's like a game, except this time - when I'm done - I want people to touch my stuff rather than leave it the hell alone :)

...well, I want people to touch my web stuff anyway.

There's an extra goodie on this site if you're using a Mac. See the way the navigation graphics are semi-transparent in the above pic? Neat.

Also, reload the page and you'll get a new picture at the top of the page. I'm going to put more of my old photos to use.

So... welcome to my new Rubik's Cube. Enjoy your stay.

::::: | Tuesday, Jan 25 2005 at 9:33 AM
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RTO said:

"There's an extra goodie on this site if you're using a Mac. See the way the navigation graphics are semi-transparent in the above pic? Neat."

That isn't a Mac-only feature. Just about any modern browser other than IE will display this on a PC. Opera, FireFox, Mozilla, Netscape...

::::: | January 25, 2005 11:43 AM

Me! said:

Well that's good to know.

Such a shame most on the PC side use IE. I'm really hoping something like FireFox will catch on.

Interesting that the semi-transparency trick works on Microsoft's IE for the Mac even though it does NOT work on Microsoft's IE for Microsoft's Windows.

...I'm just sayin' :)

::::: | January 25, 2005 11:49 AM

kara said:

All I can say is W0W!

::::: | January 26, 2005 6:57 PM

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