Here's what I decided to do on the wall. We didn't (mostly me) do such a professional job on the drywall joints and you could see where they were because of the way the light comes is, so I decided to try to downplay them by painting stripes. I like them a lot, but I'm going to live with them a bit before I decide they don't need to be toned down. I played with the contrast and brightness of this picture and I got it just about right, but we'll see.
I had a very enlightening time learning about blind technology in Portland last week. Lots of good stuff. The other participants were pretty fun. We stayed in a "cottage" (read dorm) on campus. Actually quite nice. Back to work tomorrow. I may paper the other wall, or it may wait just one more day.
I'm trying to learn how to make a simple relational database for my recipes--I know, not enough to do yet. I downloaded OpenOffice--any suggestions for a good tutorial? If I find one I'll post the link.