I said I would take it down, I never said for how long. Thank you to everyone for taking a little time out with me in celebration of the big day. I was as surprised as everyone else, and watching the reactions come in was pretty interesting. The emails ranged from shocked to congratulatory to […]
As you may have noticed on this page or in your aggregator my normal entries are now interspersed with smaller link and commentary entries represented in an unordered list. These fall in chronological order with my other entries and are real posts with permalinks, comments, categories, trackbacks, and pingbacks. I have been wanting to do […]
Thoughts on Gmail security, home decorating, and traffic.
The joke no one seemed to get.
Just looking over a few stats for the month of Feburary, and this stood out: Googlebot 7,025 sessions Inktomi Search 28,769 sessions Yowza.
Yahoo has flipped the switch and is no longer using Google for their search. (Some technical details.) The question on everybody’s mind: Is Yahoo’s search better than Google’s? Yes. Why do I think so? Results are given as an ordered list, or <ol>, which is a good thing. It shows 20 results instead of just […]
My friend Becca just returned from the Dominican Republic where she taught English at several local schools and an orphanage for a couple of weeks. I’ve read over her notes from the trip and they sound really interesting, I hope she publishes them somewhere. When she came back she brought a “postcard” that was actually […]
For better or worse, there have been a number of stylesheet updates around here, so you may notice things looking slightly different. First off are the shadows behind the main content box, for whose sake non-semantic elements were added to this page for the first time ever. How quick we are to sell out! Speaking […]
More and more people are searching for an answer to typing problems and finding Dvorak.
Pictures of some of my new furniture around the bedroom.
An update to my writing resolution.
A little afternoon hacking has produced a new WordPress feature that is in the CVS for the curious. Thoughts? So are you ready to use WordPress yet? Old links of the style /p123 are being permanently redirected to the new format using a very simple PHP script and a modification of my old mod_rewrite rules. […]
Out of curiousity I ran some stats on the different RSS versions I offer here. The results were pretty much what I expected: 47 % — RSS 2 39% — RSS .92 14% — RDF 1.0 Also as an update to a previous look, I don’t know what it was about Mozilla that month (August). […]
Just to update on some of the latest changes going on around here as part of the redesign. The biggest changes have come as part of the new “photos” section. In moving the photolog from /p/ which I consider (in hindsight) to not be the best URI I thought about what sort of photographic content […]
For too long this site has been beautiful XHTML 1.1 served with the correct DOCTYPE and MIME type save for one section. One major section, with thousands of pages. The photolog. Part of it has been that Gallery is so inflexible I have to make extensive modifications just to get it to look like the […]
On the last post I had decided to do something I do occasionally, embed some thumbnails from the photolog in a relevant post. While I was writing the post I thought to myself, “Man this thumbnails are going to look funky, I should center them with <p align=”center”>.” Blasphemy! I know. Forgive me, I was […]
As part of the re-vamp I’ve put together a 404 script that emails me whenever it’s called. This has certainly been an eye-opener as to the misguided traffic that this site gets. An email is so much different than just seeing the hits in your logs, and I would recommend anyone serious about maintaining a […]
I know that if I don’t document it as I go along I’m never going to find the time to do it at the end, so I’ve decided to do a play-by-play of all aspects of redoing this site. The details will range from purely aesthetic to highly technical. It will cover software such as […]
The live redesign has started. There will be constant and possibly dramatic changes to this site’s structure, layout, and design until it is done. Check back often and feel free to comment at any stage of the process.
What can I say, I was getting tired of blue. Really tired of blue. “The beauty of CSS is that you can mess up your entire site in one fell swoop.”