Saturday, August 7, 2010

What I did this summer

Many of you possibly don't know it, but Nick is the one who did 90% of the work on our webpage. If you ask him about it he'll say that it was a joint effort, but really most of it is to his credit, and I think it looks pretty good. It was the product of many, many sleepless nights on his own part in Aspen last summer, and at the end of most of those nights all he had to show for it was some empty bags of Boulder Canyon potato chips.

He slugged through it, though, and we're very happy he did. The other 10% of the webpage credit goes to me, but for the most part all I can do at this point is some updating and repair work - all that we really need a second tech-savvy person to do, I suppose. I did develop a new respect for Nick's patience with Photoshop and Dreamweaver as I tried desperately to update our homepage to reflect our temporary personnel change over the summer. Here is the fruit of my labor.

Not bad. Despite my best efforts, though, I couldn't find a way to get her head to go black and white like the rest of ours. There are a lot of fancy buttons in Photoshop, but the one very simple button I had trouble finding was the "Turn thingie black and white" button. Three months of searching just wasn't enough to find it.

I never drew up the courage to put that on the homepage of our website - in your head you get the idea that the second you do something like that, some concert presenter will log on in blatant witness to your brazen lack of professionalism.

Playing with Michelle was wonderful, but it's also very good to have you back, Nick. Do show me that button when you get a chance.


  1. We (Nick's family)too are also grateful for Michelle's masterful job of playing with, and coping with (just kidding...) AQ during Nicholas' absence. Thanks, Michelle! We are also very grateful to see Nick back with the quartet and the enthusiasm they all have for their latest musical adventure on Shelter Island. Which is cool, because we live on Shelter Lane. This portends something good.

  2. Hey Greg,
    Future reference: Photoshop doesn't exactly have a turn-thingie-black-and-white button (to my limited knowledge). Although it's a really good idea for them to have it. I think Piknik can do it, though. (I only know this because I'm in this magazine design class. It's useful, on the rare occasion.) Good work with it, though. I'm pretty impressed.

    I'll see yall at camp!!