Moving On

All good things must come to an end. I arrived in Greenville, SC, in 2001 as a college freshman. Discounting some summers spent working at home and a year or so off between degrees, I’ve spent 11.5 of the last 14 years here in Greenville. I’ve graduated twice, gotten married, had a baby, and graduated… [Read More]

Entire Dissertation Complete

It’s been a while since I posted an update here, but at long last, everything is done. On March 13, I successfully defended my dissertation. Last week I received word that all my final editing is complete. Just waiting for printed copies & commencement weekend now!

Entire First Draft Approved

I just received word from my committee today that my final content chapter and conclusion are approved. I’ve revised the first 4 chapters and have until February 15th to complete the revisions on the rest of the first draft. The work isn’t over yet: after I revise the first draft and submit it as a… [Read More]

Chapter 5 Submitted

I’ve hit the 2/3 mark in page and word count. It’s all downhill from here… I need to talk to my committee this week to find out if we can split my last titles into two separate chapters, or if we can decide on some of them being unimportant enough to omit.

Chapter 4 Submitted

It’s out of my hands now, at least for the moment. Just finished revising Chapter 4 by the same criteria my committee asked for with my Chapter 3 revisions. I’ve now submitted more than half of my dissertation. I’ve modified my chapter outline slightly: I’m removing the chapter on titles relating to kingship. I’m not finding my sources… [Read More]

Targeting a Specific Image Type with CSS

So I’m coding up a new site from our designer and he’s set some nice quasi-polaroid photo effects: white border, box-shadow, etc. This looks great on rectangular images, of course, but not so much on other images with transparency. One quick fix is to set the background to the same color as the border. That… [Read More]

Chapter 3 Resubmitted

After heavily revising Chapter 3, I’ve resubmitted it. The chapter grew by 50%, which helps my bottom line tremendously. I’m now 49% done by page count (48% by word count). Now to enjoy my weekend, then start revising Chapter 4 by the same standards on Monday…