Steel White Table’s New Design

Yeah, it’s finally up. I have a LOT of tweaking to do, but I wanted to get the guts of it up and running, more as a motivation for me to fix the small stuff that’s broke with the new design.

What’s new:

  • WordPress now runs the whole site, whereas before it only ran everything under /blog. This will allow for a consistent look across all pages and easier maintenance.
  • The vertical sidebar can be moved to the left or right of your screen via the black buttons on the upper-right of the screen.
  • Width is now fixed instead of fluid (i.e. stretching across your browser’s screen).
  • The website’s favicon has been updated: Steel White Table's favicon

Changes that I’ll be working on the next couple of months:

  • Consolidate the mess of categories.
  • Improve site’s speed.
  • Add more personal project pages and interests.
  • Fix anything that’s broke.

I Didn’t Win The Lotto, But I DID Win…

I received a call while in Ottawa from the company I order my home oil from:

Mr. Cairns? This is Blue Wave. You won a $2000 Entertainment Center.

After I tell them to Fuck Off, asking if they’re serious, they laugh (I like people who don’t take swearing seriously) and say they are serious. It’s the 2nd prize given in a contest for referring people to their company.

Congratulations also go out to Jody Caines from Moncton for winning a $2,000 Home Entertainment Package. Jody referred a friend to the Thermoshell branch in Moncton.

They spelled my last name wrong.

The $2000 doesn’t HAVE to go towards a Home Entertainment Package. I pick the electronic store I want the gift certificate made out to, where I could buy $2000 worth of blank VHS tapes.

So, what should I buy with my $2000?

Notable Events From My Trip To Toronto

It’s been a long week, but I’m finally home. Here are some notable things that happened during my trip:

  • People have given me cough drops twice due to be hacking cough.
  • I lost a nice sweater.
  • Ate at a Korean restaurant that had a propane grill set in the middle of the table (every table had this), where we cooked our own food.
  • Saw more oriental restaurants in one area than I thought would be possible to stay in business. Strip malls were JUST restaurants – no stores.
  • Had the best Won Ton Soup ever.
  • Had an individual portion of yogurt for $15 at the over-priced Hilton Hotel.
  • Ran out of hot water while showering at the Hilton Hotel.
  • Couldn’t close the curtains in my Hilton Hotel room. There were heavy curtains on the top and sides of the window, with a shear covering the whole area, but the heavy portion was fixed; no way to cover the main portion of the window.
  • Had Chinese green tea, which I forgot how much I enjoyed. I’ll have to buy some for home.
  • All the cab drivers in Ottawa are Russian.
  • Toronto’s highway signs are confusing; too little information and they appear to short a distance before the destination they refer to.

We also had bad experiences at The Keg restaurant, but I’ve done enough complaining. Air Canada screwed up our flights, too, but their personnel were extremely pleasant and accommodating; I’m going to write a letter to compliment the staff.

I hope I never have to travel around Christmas again.

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