Headlines for Monday:

  1. Teaching assistant for Praxis II! =) (39 words)
  2. Creating thumbnails with Imagemagick (53 words)
  3. The emperor's three questions (81 words)



1. Teaching assistant for Praxis II! =): 09:38

Whee! I was offered the Praxis II teaching assistantship! It was just _perfect_ for my interests. I'll get to set up wikis, blogs, and other fun things to help the students manage and publish their thoughts. Whee!

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2. Creating thumbnails with Imagemagick: 13:41

Creating proper thumbnails in Photoshop was a mission and a half. I found a handy Imagemagick incantation for thumbnails. Here's the one I'll use to create 400x400 centered thumbnails for the photo gallery.

convert -size 400x400 sacha-20051201.jpg -thumbnail '400x400>' -bordercolor black -border 200 -gravity center -crop 400x400+0+0 +repage test.jpg

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3. The emperor's three questions: 23:00

From http://www.textfiles.com/stories/emperor3.txt :

Remember that there is only one important time and that is now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion. The most important person is always the person you are with, who is right before you, for who knows if you will have dealings with any other person in the future? The most important pursuit is making the person standing at your side happy, for that alone is the pursuit of life.

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