This is not the post I was planning on making tonight….
I’ve been working on a new piece of functionality for the blog which would automagicly change the side image / menu icon based on the the season / month / holiday / my mood / etc. This would make that part of the site feel a little more dynamic.
Since it’s the beginning of December I had set things up to change the side image to a Christmas tree and the icon to a snowflake. I saw it change at midnight was was preparing a post announcing it when I heard about President Bush (41)’s passing. So I swapped out the image to a portrait of the President and changed the icon to the American Flag (font awesome doesn’t give me a half mast option). I plan on keeping things this way until his funeral after which the Christmas Decoration will go up.
I’ll post the module in a couple of days (I want to refactor the code) but I like the functionality.
RIP George HW Bush
The older I get, the more I think that Big Thought missed the mark just slightly in the quest for the answer to life, the universe and everything. Most people spend a good amount of time looking for that companion that completes them. The person with whom they want to grow old with. The person that they want to enjoy the simple pleasures with. And all this lead me to wonder...
Could the answer to life, the universe and everything be: "For Tea, Two"?
The thing that Bill Maher doesn’t understand is that the comic book heroes of today are the modern equivalent of the gods of the Greek and Roman pantheons: larger then life characters which are used to teach us morality tales. Generations from now stories of Iron Man, Captain America and The Hulk will be taught in literature courses alongside the tales of Zeus, Daedalus and Gilgamesh.