Getting ready for WWDC

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I went ahead and ordered up some cards to give out at WWDC.

front of card

back of card

Luisa thinks it’s a bad idea to put your picture on your card.
I’m just worried that the back looks too much like a front.

Along with the cards, I am working on my “get a job” site, which will be itself.
I started with a demonstration of CSS drop-down menus and slowly modified it to my tastes.
Very few of the links in the drop-down menus work, except for the “External Links” menu.
Let me know what you think.
..and before anyone else mentions it, ya, I know IE on Windows does a piss-poor job of drawing PNG files with transparency.
It makes the transparent areas all light blue for some reason.


Reid, web site.

About rae

I'm a long-time Mac and iOS developer. I'm also a big fan of Ruby on Rails and relational databases. I tend to work remotely, in my basement with occasional trips to the office. I'm also a big videophile, both TV and film, and can't wait for a good, inexpensive home 4k solution.

16 comments on “Getting ready for WWDC

  1. Luisa

    Well, now that you’ve posted it, we can get opinions on it. What does everyone think? I’m not particularly fond of that picture, either (Your eyes don’t look healthy. And your expression is mean.) You have so many other pictures that show how absolutely gorgeous and sweet you are! (But I still think you shouldn’t put them on your card).

  2. aiabx

    Maybe the burned-out red-eyed look will convince prospective employers that he’s willing to work late hours.

  3. rae Post author

    Well, if it’s any consolation, my guess is that the colour reproduction won’t be the best and the colours will be somewhat washed-out. That’s what I’ve seen in the past from even high-end print shops.

    Please do check out the web site, though. I’m concerned that it’s too small, but I use 1600×1200 resolution all the time, so I’m not sure. I’ve made the site dynamically sizeable, meaning that everything’s size is specified in terms of the font size, so if you increase the displayed font size in your browser (apple-= in Safari), then everything, including pictures, should scale up nicely.

  4. Debbie

    Love Andy’s comment. 😀

    I confess I’m with Luisa on the whole picture-on-business-cards idea, though it does have the advantage of making sure the person remembers you. It’s not your friendliest-looking picture, it’s true, but it does have that “I mean BUSINESS!” look that some employers so adore. On your next order, you might consider converting the picture to b&w to get rid of the red eye look.

  5. Debbie


  6. aiabx

    I think it’s probably a good idea to have a picture, and now that I’ve finished making fun of you, I’m not sure it really matters what picture you use, as long as it is recognizably you. You aren’t an actor or a fashion model, so I think as long as a prospective client can remind himself what you look like without a feeling of revulsion, the actual picture shouldn’t matter much.

    But on the subject of alarming pictures, I have to admit I’m creeped out by Debbie’s masthead picture that looks like a severed head with the eyes poked out on top of an egg beater. I can cope with severed heads and soulless empty eye sockets, but the egg beater jars my brain in a really unpleasant way.

  7. aiabx

    Holy sheepshit! Reid is not a man to rile! I changed my mind, your picture is excellent-o, Reid.

  8. Luisa

    Now, now, Reid. Is that any way to treat a good friend like Debbie? Where’s that nice one of her holding up her finger?

  9. David "Stirrer" Barker

    What about photoshopping something from the ‘Debbie Sleeping’ collection that I’ve heard about?

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