I woke up this morning knowing that it started snowing outside, but wasn’t necessarily prepared for what was waiting for me outside. After I woke up and did my normal routine, I peeked through the blinds and seen white. At 3 o’clock in the morning, I couldn’t really see how deep it was. I mean, it’s November, it couldn’t be that deep… could it? After getting dressed and checking my email I open the door, stepped out and “crunched” my way to the shed to get the shovels. We had about 5 or 6 inches of snow waiting for me to shovel this morning. Now, This is the most snow I have had to shovel. Last winter was rather mild, and don’t think we got this much snow. I know we definitely didn’t get this much snow in November of last year.

So, I got the shovel, and cleaned off the steps, and sidewalk. By now, my uncovered hands are freezing. I had to stop come in and warm the hands. I’m also wondering where my winter gloves are. No where to be found, that’s where. I should have thought about this yesterday. I did remember that I have a pair of insulated “mechanix style” gloves out in the Pajero. So after my hands are warmed up, I head back out to start cleaning off the Pajero. Now, I had to open the back door to get the snow brush out of the back seat, so I can clean off the back door so I can get the gloves. When I get the gloves… they are FREEZING… quite literally I would say, but better than having my unprotected hands exposed to the elements. Cranked up the Pajero, turned on the heater, and waited for it to warm up while I finished cleaning the snow off. Went back inside for a bit, to warm up, and get my folder for school.

Once I got to work, I cranked up the John Deere to plow the parking lot… I love plowing snow. Fun times…. This is getting long, that’s enough for now.

So it starts, the temperature plumented today.  This morning it wasn’t that cold, but by 10 or 11 the AM, it was quite cold out.  By the time 1 pm rolled around, it was 4 degrees Celcius out.  Right now it’s 1 degree Celcius… and it started snowing a bit.  We’ll get some flurries at night, and it will melt in the mornings, for about 2 weeks, then it will start sticking in December.  I can’t wait, I love the snow… don’t really love shoveling the snow… other than that, snow is awesome!

Rain Rain go away, come back another day…

Uhhh… well… not sure when the rain will stop.  Seems like it’s a late monsoon season.

We went out offroading yesterday, eventhough it was raining and had been raining for days.  We all made it home, thankfully.  I posted the pics in my photo gallery already, and the video will be posted soon.

It’s 4:43 am, and I’m at work.  Blaaaahhhh!!!

 

Happy Veterans Day!!!

Happy Veterans Day all! It’s a bit rainy here in Northern Japan… don’t think it has stopped in 3 or 4 days.

Still working on CSS, tweaking my main site here and there, & trying to learn what I can. Not much to say, it’s about lunch time and I’m going to go downtown and get something in the Japanese Grocery Store. Speaking of those stores, I put some video here & some pics here of a grocery store & a Wal-Mart/Home-Depot style store. Let me know what you think & post a comment…

Here’s some CSS that I used to make a pretend “Terminal Screen:”

You can see an example here.

/* my [typed] Piece of Paper CSS */

html{height: 100%;} 

body {
  font-family: terminal, sans-serif;
  color: #00FF33;
  padding: 20px 20px 20px 20px;
  margin: 0px;
  background-color: #4682B4;

}

/* The Terminal Window */
#main
{ width: 640px;
  height: 480px;
  padding: 10px 10px 10px 10px;
  margin-left: auto;
  margin-right: auto;
  background: #000000;
  color: #00FF33;
}

#top {
  position:absolute;
  padding: 50px 50px 50px 50px;
  margin-left: 3cm;
  margin-right: auto;
  background: #FFFFFF;
  color: #000000;
  width: 780px;
  height: 150px;
  top: 50px;
  bottom: 100px;

}

a:link {color: #ffffff}     /* unvisited link */
a:visited {color: #ffffff}  /* visited link */
a:hover {  /* mouse over link */
  color: #FFf0FF

}
a:active {color: #0000FF}   /* selected link */ 

/* positioning - left, right and center */
.left
{ float: left;
  padding: 0px 8px 0px 0px;
}

.right
{ float: right;
  padding: 0px 0px 0px 8px;
}

.center
{ display: block;
  text-align: center;
  margin: 0 auto;
}

Did this CSS to make a page look like a “typed” piece of paper.


/* my [typed] Piece of Paper CSS */

html{height: 100%;}

body {
font-family: "courier new", courier, terminal, sans-serif;
color: #ffffff;
padding: 20px 20px 20px 20px;
margin: 0px;
background-color: #404040 ;

}

/* The Piece of Paper */
#main
{ width: 780px;
height: 800px;
padding: 50px 50px 50px 50px;
margin-left: 3cm;
margin-right: auto;
background: #FFFFFF;
color: #000000;
line-height: 1em;
letter-spacing: .05em;
word-spacing: .2em;

}
#top {
position:absolute;
padding: 50px 50px 50px 50px;
margin-left: 3cm;
margin-right: auto;
background: #FFFFFF;
color: #000000;
width: 780px;
height: 150px;
top: 50px;
bottom: 100px;

}

a:link {color: #000000}     /* unvisited link */
a:visited {color: #000000}  /* visited link */
a:hover {  /* mouse over link */
color: #FF00FF
text
}
a:active {color: #0000FF}   /* selected link */

/* positioning - left, right and center */
.left
{ float: left;
padding: 0px 8px 0px 0px;
}

.right
{ float: right;
padding: 0px 0px 0px 8px;
}

.center
{ display: block;
text-align: center;
margin: 0 auto;
}

Ok, I see a big difference when viewing my website with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.  The formatting is totally different.  It seems that in Interent Explorer (IE) Some of my widgets doesn’t show up.  I’ve been playing with different “themes” to see which one is best viewed with both IE & Firefox.  I thought the current theme was, but apparently not.  Now at the house I do not use IE because I use Linux, but I do get to test out my css, code, html, and whatever at work using IE.  Wish I could use Firefox at work, but it is banned from Government Computers.  Anyway, guess this is a plea for those of you out there still using Internet Explorer, there is something better out there.  Please visit http://mozilla.org/firefox and download your copy today.

Get Firefox

Man, it was cold out this AM.  37 degrees.  Just 5 more degrees to freezing.  There’s no heat on in our building yet, and it’s seems even colder in here.  It’s blowing cold air!  I’ve got my Jacket on sitting here typing this and I’m still cold.  Brrrrrrrrrr…  I don’t get paid enough for this.