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Write an entire website in CSS

Status: Complete
started: July 2005
ended: December 2006
duration: took 526 days to complete

I figured that this was a great idea while I was working for Flint Energy Services in the summer of 2005. At the time I was directing all my effort towards demanding browser compliance through tables and all that kind of hypertext. I realized while I was doing it that I was fighting a futile battle even though I was getting pretty good at it. I couldn't jump ship on that project by that time but I did decide that someday I was going to do the website thing properly. It's pretty sad that over the course of the 1.5 years that it took me to get it done the internet really hasn't changed, certainly no majority of web developers are going the CSS route!

Keywords | education


Learn another Language

Status: Incomplete
started: February 1997
duration: 7645 days thus far

I guess I'm well on my way to learning french. I'm never going to get there if I don't spend some time in an immersion situation....

Keywords | education | culture | original


Go to University

Status: Complete
started: February 1997
ended: September 2004
duration: took 2761 days to complete

Showed up at the University of Alberta and got my bike stolen!

Keywords | original | education


Get a doctorate

Status: Incomplete
started: February 1997
duration: 7645 days thus far

Keywords | education | original


Study Quantum Mechanics

Status: Complete
started: February 1997
ended: February 2007
duration: took 3644 days to complete

It's a big word that people talk about but I'm guessing that more than 90% of people don't even know what it is, that 10% who do certainly doesn't include 11 year old boys who are writing lists of things they'd like to do in life!

I'm considering this complete, after calculating the expectation value for p^2 for a moving particle represented by Gaussian probability distribution.

Keywords | education | original


Understand Einstein

Status: Complete
started: February 1997
ended: January 2006
duration: took 3269 days to complete

This originally meant E = mc^2. I now wouldn't mind a better comprehension of General relativity.

Keywords | education | original