The People’s History

So for the umpteenth time in the past two months, I’ve been told to read (or at least listen to) The People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. A good friend and very talented tattoo artist recommended the audio book to me this morning, as well as offering some choice bits of analysis from the book.

It sounds really interesting. Right now, I’m dog paddling through William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition, which is a phenomenally cool book.

UPDATE: Purchased via iTunes at the prickly cost of $65. It’s phenomenal, but ironic in that its cost mostly precludes it from being experienced by the people. That said, I’m certain I will listen to it several times. The content concerning women’s suffrage is inspiring.

Markdown

I’m teaching myself Markdown. Fairly simple syntax that eliminates the need to code HTML on the backend. I like it, though I inadvertently learned some of it while playing with Google+.

Go figure.

Pressed

I’ve been working quite a bit with the WordPress engine, trying to deconstruct one of the more current themes and knitting it back together in a way that makes sense to me. Worked on it for about three hours and some change this evening, ironing out several of its idiosyncrasies relative to CSS.

It’s almost 2 a.m. now and I’m just beat…