Today, Katie was needed at work for an hour and a half beyond her regularly scheduled shift. It sucks for her because her shift takes that much longer. I hate it because she hates it.
However, I cannot say I totally hate it. Why? Because when I get out of work before she does, I get to experiment with cooking!
I did that tonight.
Some tortelloni. I admit it's not the most complex of meals what with some steamed veggies on the side. I had an idea for a really great meal and, even though I swore we had everything I needed to make it, I really did not.
I hate that. Plan out a great menu and then have to nix it all. And there wasn't nearly enough time to run to the store and still get back and get it all cooked by the time she got home.
Perhaps I'll plan it out better tomorrow. We're already pretty sure she's going to have to stay late yet again. At least having a meal ready to go when she gets home helps her feel better after a long day at work.
Wednesday is a very special day for us Webheads. It's the Fifth International Blue Beanie Day in support of web standards.
The easiest way to describe the concept of web standards is by referring to the Wikipedia entry on the subject. They describe it as "a general term for the formal standards and other technical specifications that define and describe aspects of the World Wide Web. In recent years, the term has been more frequently associated with the trend of endorsing a set of standardized best practices for building web sites, and a philosophy of web design and development that includes those methods."
You would think that when you create a website, it will just work. It doesn't always work. Browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer don't always render webpages the same way. Then there are issues with the glut of cool little tack-ons that people use in web design such as Flash and other scripts that don't always work right from browser to browser or on mobile websites.
Blah blah blah.
And there is almost no way to get both the companies that develop browsers as well as those who develop webpages to come to some semblance of agreement on how it should all work.
But we can hope.
And (I hope) we will wear blue beanies on Wednesday as a show of solidarity in support of web standards.
Please join us.