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Almost Done March 28, 2010

Filed under: Personal — AmandaEve @ 8:13 am
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Hurray! I’m almost done my final term in Archaeology.  I’ve finished my last presentation, i just have two papers, and 3 finals left.

This term has been pretty heavy on theory, but I’ve gotten my hand plenty dirty in Paleoethnobotany class – i wish i had more time in that class.

Anyway, back at it … reading about middle range theory and ethnoarchaeological theory … blah blah blah … i just want to play in the dirt.

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new font book!!!

Filed under: Books,Design — AmandaEve @ 7:43 am
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Jacob Cass has reviewed a new font book.  Personally I love Jacob Cass’ work, and I enjoy his blog – even thought I might not always agree with him, but that’s what makes us human i guess, opinions and stuff.  Anyway … this is a link to his review.

http://justcreativedesign.com/2010/03/23/classic-fonts-for-contemporary-design/

 

New Fancy Nancy: Sensational Babysitter March 26, 2010

Filed under: Books — AmandaEve @ 5:38 pm
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New Fancy Nancy

Yes! you guessed it … a new Fancy Nancy. After working in a book store for a few years you understand and appreciate kids books more and more! The Fancy Nancy series is one of my FAVs. Fancy Nancy, has remained on the New York Times picture book list for ninety-eight weeks, it teaches manners without compromising on wit. I brought almost all of them for my little niece – there’s a lot of them, I don’t want to overwhelm her. I love these books and I want more a more kids to read them!

This is a little about the plot:
“Nancy is tremendously excited about her new babysitter coming over. She has their whole evening planned out, from playing with Marabelle to dressing up in fancy ensembles. But things don’t turn out quite as Nancy had planned!”

 

jQuery 1.8 March 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — AmandaEve @ 6:44 pm

WOW … could it get any better?

“The jQuery UI team is thrilled to announce the final release of jQuery UI 1.8 with 5 new plugins, 1 new effect, and hundreds of bug fixes and improvements.

We’ve worked extremely hard to make jQuery UI lighter and more modular with an even more flexible and extensible core. Now it’s even easier to build your own widgets or extend ours, whether you use the jQuery UI Widget Factory, the jQuery UI CSS Framework, or both. This release is a collective effort spanning more than 9 months with contributions from hundreds of developers, designers, testers and users. We thank you for all your help and support. And we even get personal (we’ll name names!) at the end of this post.

The code, themes, demos, and documentation are now live on jqueryui.com, thejQuery UI Download BuilderThemeRoller, and Google’s AJAX Libraries API.

Note: There are significant (and in some cases breaking) changes in this release. If you currently use or develop jQuery UI plugins be sure to consult both the Changelog andUpgrade Guide for full details on these changes and their impact.”

taken directly from http://blog.jqueryui.com/2010/03/jquery-ui-18/

 

catch the wave

Filed under: Design,Personal — AmandaEve @ 6:39 pm

can’t wait for Google wave!!!!

http://wave.google.com/help/wave/closed.html

It is going to make projects so smooth!  Man – oh – man … i wish I could play around with it.  Even for personal stuff – like planning my wedding – it would make organizing and getting ideas – shit … i can’t wait.  I wish I could get an invite, but it’s only for ‘real industy’ people just yet … ah well.

Here are some screen shots to get you wanting more.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Zs8MDWN106k/S48w1_91ZcI/AAAAAAAAEvE/ZBL99vNBLuw/s1600-h/NotificationsMenu.png

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Zs8MDWN106k/S0-9b_SYDZI/AAAAAAAAEm0/6TggfxZpUi8/s1600-h/screenshot-3.png