I’m off to Knoxville today for a long weekend. I snapped this on the airplane somewhere between Pittsburg and Knoxville. For a self portrait, I thought it came out pretty well. I want an image to put on this page semi-permanently, though, so I may give it a few more tries.
The most significant change in my appearance is the addition of my glasses, which I got yesterday. I’ve never needed corrective lenses before, but I actually rather like them. Despite the fact that the opthamologist said that my vision was still really good, the glasses improve my ability to see far detail by a lot. Plus, by this time next year I’m hoping to have a job as a junior faculty member; I think the glasses add to my image as an academic.
Big changes are in store for my website, although an exact date of completion is uncertain. For several months now I’ve been pondering the idea of creating a weblog. I am often finding interesting (to me, anyway) tidbits on the web, and I’d like to share them with the world. In addition, I recently set out to make my pages compliant with standard HTML; specifically, I want it to validate with XHTML 1.0 transitional. Doing that with CityDesk would be a lot of work. Finally, at the moment posting to this site is a lot of work; I think if I can reduce the number of steps in the process that I will increase the frequency of my posts. This is especially important for creating a weblog; if I can’t post a short item to my weblog in 2 minutes, then I won’t do it. The crux of all of this is that I’m going to be redesigning the site and moving it to Moveable Type. All the cool kids are using it. (Well, some of them, anyway.)