06 February 2005 by Published in: meta 1 comment

If you read this site through an RSS aggregator, most of this post does not apply to you.

It bugs me right now that geourl is down, so I can’t tell it I don’t live in Jackson anymore. It bugs me because I want to see who has blogs geographically close to mine, and geourl is the best way I know of to do that, and because I want to be accurate as to my physical location.

I’ve added Creative Commons licensing information, which I should have done ages ago. And I changed the NucleusCMS, Valid CSS and HTML4.01 validation buttons to be smaller and more pleasing to my eyes. I also added a button pimping Firefox because I think everyone should give it a try. You may be hesitant, but I thought I’d never stop using Galeon either and now I couldn’t be happier with Firefox. I also cleaned up a number of the RSS feed options. They’re still there and your aggregator should be able to find them but I took away the links because there was just too much clutter in the Navigation menu.

I’m thinking about the fact that I seem to be composing longer entries, but ecto doesn’t let me post anything into the extended entry field. Anything over 1500 words is probably too much on the front page, without a cut. I’m not sure what to do about that, except resolve to make shorter entries. Again. One of ecto’s good points is the ease with which I can link to things. You’ve probably noticed how much more I’m linking to these days.

I added some blogosphere stuff, like Technorati and TTLB ecosystem links. Talk about gaining perspective on the size and readership of one’s blog.

I added Orcinus to the list of blogs I read regularly.

My allconsuming.net project seems to be proceeding well, you can see the books I’ve mentioned lately here.

I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the number of spam comments the Pivot BlackList has caught. I went in to look at the plugin settings and realized that it had silently blocked hundreds of comment spam attempts since I installed it. What a wonderful thing! So wonderful, in fact, that I added a button pimping it to my left column.

I futzed around with the CSS, and I have no way of testing it on IE for windows. I’ve always wanted to float the right column instead of positioning it absolutely, and it’s now like that. I’m not sure I’m happy with the results. More futzing may ensue at some later time.

iTunes says I was listening to Slow Like Honey from the album “Tidal” by Fiona Apple when I posted this. I have it rated 4 stars.


Mon 07th Feb 2005 at 11:40 am

The bar floating over on the right is great, but for some reason it forces a horizontal scrollbar for me. Like it’s just a LITTLE bit over, no matter how I resize the window. I thought you might like to know. Since we’re both using Firefox in OSX, does it do it for you too?

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