This Blog Archives

October 2, 2001

Blogging again

Okay, time to get back to starting the blog. Three weeks after the disaster. It seems so long ago, but also so recent.

I'd been meaning to restart my blog, and the WTC, Pentagon, and Pennsylvania distasters gave me reason, but I kept putting it off. No more. I will write, drivel it will be, but I will write.

Or at least I will try.

So why is this entitled the Society for Aesthetic Deletions, especially in light of the National Tragedy? Well, that's what sfad stands for. My husband used that as a "company name" every time he installed software. Says it's from Heinlein, and maybe I'll eventually read some Heinlein some day. Or maybe not. Anyway, it was something he came up with, and I gave him this domain name for our anniversary. What a great wife I am!

lunchtime. Later.

December 12, 2001


Updated the size of the font on this blog. I was using "small" but it was just too big on Windows machines. So I am pixelizing it, and we're at 10 pixels now. I'll check when I get home to see how it looks at this point.

I'm also working on creating a new blog, this one specifically for writing. More on that as I work to make it look nice.

January 23, 2002

One more reason to switch

I've been thinking about moving to Movable Type for this blog, because it allows comments. I hate pop-up windows, so I'd configure it like gamegrene, so that you add comments on the individual link archive, rather than a pop-up on the main page.

So, while returning the original pilot tape to my new (well, semi-new) co-worker Paula today, in a burst of synchronicity I noted she had a Hello Kitty calendar, and she pointed out the Totoro picture as her desktop wallpaper.

And Ian IM'd me a link today, the Hello Kitty Has No Mouth, from which I also found the 101 Uses for a Dead Totoro. Of course, Paula has not seen Totoro, just had a picture from an old job, and now I must bring in the video. She must see Totoro. She also made me remember I still have the big stuffed Totoro in my closet, where his whiskers need repair. I'll have to figure out how to repair them and do it, then return him to a more prominent location.

So Paula's site is just way cool, using dhtml and all sorts of stuff with layers that makes me extremely jealous of her abilities. And she uses Movable Type, and knows the people who created it, so if I run into problems, I can run to her. So I just have to find the time to design the new blog using MT, and then import the old entries. I've got it set up in a hidden directory here for my writing, so it's not like I need a new install or anything. Just have to add another blog.

But first, I must figure out the templates, and how to make this look like I want. And maybe a graphic for the top header, instead of text. Hmmm.

Photoshop, here I come!

And by the way, I love BlogScript. I can type out my posts using TextEdit, and then copy the text, run the script, and it posts it to my blog. Hella cool.

January 29, 2002

How can I get in touch?

Paula pointed out that nowhere on my website do I have my email address displayed. I went and checked, in disbelief, but she is right. Unless you browse all of my pages, wherein you'll find it in the TBE section, it ain't there.

But I don't want to put it out there for the spam harvesters. I get enough, thankyouverymuch.

So, I have posted it, spelled out, at the top right here. Non-clickable. But it's there.

Sorry about that, Paula!

I also added in a forwarder for julia at sfad dot org, since that's my directory here. I decided to go with julia for the directory rather than glyneth at some point, I forget where. But it's all there now, and would be a mess to move. So there it stays.

I also added in a pop mailbox for my honey. With AT&T Broadband having to give up the domain as part of the buyout settlement, it just makes more sense to use our own domain for email addresses, and never having to change them again if we move.

Now I just have to get him to start converting over. That should take some time.

January 31, 2002

Blog geek

I hadn't put this up because I wanted to edit the screen capture. I didn't know they'd fixed the OSX capture until I tried it (Command+Shift+4 works again! Still no Command+Shift+CapsLock+4 though) today while doing something for work (really! I did work today!).

Anyway, last week I went to Blogger and noticed that my blog was listed in the most recently updated blogs listing! You don't know what this means to me. My little itty-bitty blog, listed on that front page. Oh yeah, probably for a minute, and I've never caught it before or since, because it scrolls so quickly. But I did a screen capture, and here it is, in all its glory.

Go me!

February 5, 2002

All moved in, now have to unpack

After wrangling with exporting my old Blogger blog and finally getting it right, I've made the switch to Movabletype for all my blogs.

Though it was supposed to strip the HTML titles from my entries, it didn't. It did put them in the title area, it just didn't take them out of the main body. But it did make me go through and edit each entry, getting rid of the ability to comment on my older entries. I just didn't want to have to try and find old comments on my old stuff, sorry folks.

I will be working on the style sheet next, along with a title graphic. Hopefully have something up by the end of next week.

I'm beginning to think that I need to call this version 2 or something. Hmm...Have to Consider That.

So, comments are available on the individual archive pages. I don't like pop-up windows much, which is why I got rid of them from the main page. So feel free to tell me what you think!

February 10, 2002


I don't often blog on the weekends. Too busy doing other stuff, not as much neat things going on. Weekdays are busier blog days.

I do have an entry I want to work on, but it's going to take some thought and effort, and at 10:30 on a Sunday night, I'm just too beat to begin it.

And next week there will be no new entries. But I will write notes in my Palm, and upload bits when I come back. Probably not all on the same day, but over the following week or so.

I also added this neat referral script on the top right, as you can see. So I can tell where people are coming from when they come here, and so can you!

March 4, 2002

Amusing Referrals

Anne noticed that my "Recent Referrals" list on the side included someone looking on google for - "aesthetic woman picture."

I hope they weren't too disappointed when they came here.

March 6, 2002

Netscape users

I hadn't realized how bad my blog looks in Netscape until I looked at it a few weeks ago, in Netscape Communicator 4.7 for the Mac.

Man, did it look awful! I decided that I wasn't going to worry about fixing it, though. If Nav was more standards-compliant for CSS, this site would look great. but I'm using the default (well, slightly modified) layout for Movable Type, and it doesn't use tables for layout.

If I get a lot of complaints (only one so far), then I may reconsider and go to tables. But for now, I'm sticking with CSS. Tables aren't SUPPOSED to be used for layout. (though most of my site the REST of my site uses them)

I used to be a loyal Netscape user. IE sucked! It was the tool of the devil, the Evil That Is Microsoft!

Then they came out with IE 5 for Mac. And it was beautiful. And then Netscape 6 was released. And it sucked. I resisted, mightily, but finally caved. And now that I'm using OSX, it's either IE 5 or Netscape 6. Well, THAT is an easy choice.

Yes, I know I can use iCab, or Opera, or even OmniWeb. I'll stick with what I know. And what is free.

March 21, 2002

Upgrade to MT 2

Not much to post today, but maybe more after the upgrade this evening.

Be back later!

Upgrade complete!

(heh...used to hearing that a lot with Lou playing SMAC. Now he's gonna start EV Nova, if he can get away from Blitzballing...)

Well, the upgrade is over. Went well, too.

I'm having a problem though, and it's not related to the upgrade. Using IE 6 on my XP Home OS'd laptop, I can't see my blog entries that go past the right-hand sidebar.

They're all loaded...if I view source, I see everything. And up until recently, if I visited another page, then went "back" to this page, I could scroll to the bottom. But over the last week, it just hasn't been working.

I may have to go back to tables for layout for this site. Besides, it looks so bad in Netscape 4.7, and I have at least one person who visits the site on occasion with that browser. (waves to LM)

So, anyone but me having this problem? My Pop Culture blog was having the same problem, but it's gone. Maybe it's because I only have one entry in it now?

UPDATE 11:03 p.m.: Of course, now that I say this, when I load the page it shows everything fine. I've no clue. It'll probably break again. But it's also good to know that my secret editing link still works...

April 2, 2002

Feedback wanted!

Okay, folks, here's a chance to Par-Tiss-a-Pate!

(yes, I know it's spelled's supposed to be that way!)

I'm going to be doing a redesign of this site, most likely going to a tabled format. I don't like doing this, but I do like Netscape readers to be able to view the page without it being a horrible mess. Of course I do know of only one Netscape user... you like comments to be available in pop-up windows? I personally hate 'em, which is why I don't have them on this blog. But if people aren't commenting because they have to load a whole new page, I'll put 'em in.

If you're not commenting because I say nothing worth commenting on, just ignore the above. I don't really care. Really. :)

There was more I wanted to say, but my watch just told me it's time to leave work, and my husband awaits downstairs! Lata...

April 4, 2002

Minor Structure Changes

Okay, I've re-added the popups for commenting back in.

I've also changed the excerpt length to a more manageable one. Sorry, Morbus. It also means that anyone who's syndicated me will only see the tiny excerpts. (heh)

And I've re-arranged the blog links. They are alphabetical now, don't read anything into them (and yes, ***Dave is alphabetized by Dave, not by *). I've added a new one, What She Really Thinks. I've removed Anadandy's LiveJournal at her request. Now that Too Flattering Sweet is up and running on MT, she'll not be using Live Journal much anymore.

Heh. Yet Another Convert. Now to get Lisamarie to join us...

The major redesign is still forthcoming, probably over the next few weeks. Or longer. The new logo is almost done, which is a big chunk of the new design.

I also picked up five books at the mall yesterday. Once I'm done reading them, I'll be posting reviews in Pop Goes the Culture!.

April 30, 2002

Hello Ann Arbor!

I got an email this morning from Chris telling me that the Ann Arbor crew has discovered my blog entry.

Hmm...guess I didn't think of that. I hope I didn't create more problems. (sigh)

May 10, 2002

We Get Mail!

Okay, not really.

But I must highly recommend that anyone who uses Movabletype and has the Comments feature active to allow it to mail comments to them.

I have gotten, in the past few weeks, comments on earlier blog entries that I never would have noticed if not for the email feature.

First, I got emailed a comment about my trip to Vegas. Turns out someone who knows Paula found my site via her, and was in Las Vegas at the same time I was. She's from Rhode Island. Cool.

And in the past few days, I have gotten comments on my Boggan quiz post from a man named Boggan, and on my Famous Photojournalist entry.

Besides, it's not like any of us are Wil Wheaton, and inspiring 100+ comments per post, right? :)

May 15, 2002

Stupid Movable Type

I just notice all my categories for all my entries are gone.

Stupid Movable Type.

Though it was probably my fault. (sigh)

I know what I'm doing this evening...

Categories Fixed

I ran the mt-update21.cgi, and it said it ran successfully.


I tried to fix it, but all the categories seemed to be right in the config. So I figured I'd download the .cgi file again, and run it.

This time it did a whole bunch of stuff, all category related, and finished.

Voila! All the categories are back.


May 23, 2002

Linkage update

Commentary without much to say is gone. Sean dropped blogging. Now I guess I'll just have to email him for his Freecell percentages (sigh).

Wendi has trashed her Confessions of a Working Woman, but is still blogging, at Wendiblog.

I've also added in the Thursday Thumb-Twiddler to the Other Bits section.

And can I just say how much I lurve server side includes? Why did it take me so long to change my linkages to ssi? (sigh) So much easier to update, and no rebuilding necessary.

Highly recommended folks, if your host supports ssi.

July 1, 2002

Searching for something?

Most interesting recent referrers in the search log:

Verisign Sucks in many ways, shapes and forms

Lots of Verisign Sucks searches lead to me. I'm wondering if I should make a static link on the main page...

Hee. Farscape rules! Everything else is frelling dren!

Well, this is interesting. I wonder if I should do a blog of FFX, with each character posting their entries. Maybe that's what the person(s) were looking for.

For that, you should go here.

I think I should tell Cassie about this.

Well, that's one person's opinion, and hopefully not found on my blog!

August 1, 2002

Redesign! Sorta.

Inspired by Doyce's color change, I spent tonight redoing the CSS on my blog.

Have I ever said how much I love CSS?

And this is the logo I worked so hard on...doesn't seem like much, but it did take a while before I was somewhat satisfied with it.

I still, for some reason, can't get the comments-body to work right, but it's late and I'll deal with it this weekend.

I may not stay with these colors, but they're here for now. Please feel free to tell me how much you hate it in the comments.

No, this isn't the final redesign, but it's the colors. For now. The rest will have to wait until much later. Maybe Christmas, when I might have some free time again (ha).

[Edited: I found the comments-body problem. Had two entries in the CSS file. doh!]

August 2, 2002

Expanding the Blog

In exhibiting more avoidance behavior (and this is the real reason why the redesign was done last night...not because of boredom, but because of avoidance, no matter what I said), I have added the expanded entry script to the blog. Want to see?

Continue reading "Expanding the Blog" »

Slight color tweak

To save Paula's eyes, I've changed the body text color to grey instead of white.

Let me know if this is too dark for folks to read!

August 16, 2002


I've done the Blogtree thing.

Sad thing is, I don't have a parent blog (waah). So I wlll have no sibling blogs. At least not on this blog, maybe my others will have sibs.

August 22, 2002


Trackback is now working here! Woo-hoo!

I don't know if I'll use it for every post, but it is working. It took some serious futzing for me to get it working right, but it also helped me fix a problem I'd had with my archive template at the same time, so that's good.

And I've pinged ***Dave with my Thursday Thumb-Twiddler answer, so I don't have to comment anymore. And that means I can ping Game WISH too.

August 29, 2002

Just call me a lemming

I've caved into the blogrolling trend. I was resisting, but I realized that I check my "Blogs I have Known and Read" multiple times daily, only to find there's nothing new.

So I'll be hitting the sites less often, which will show up in your hit counters, no doubt (hee). This won't help with those who don't ping, but I will try to check those less per day, to keep things even.

September 1, 2002

Blogchalk Update

This is my new blogchalk:
United States, Massachusetts, Fall River, The Flint, English, Julia, Female, 31-35, Role-Playing Games, Writing. :)

Blogchalking now includes interests has has more icons from which to choose.

September 13, 2002

Happy Anniversary SfAD!

A year ago today I posted my first post in this blog.

Thank you, Danielle, for reminding me. I remembered yesterday, but forgot today. Too busy at work.

Of course, it was the only post in September. October was pretty sparse, and November. It wasn't until earlier this year that I started blogging more actively.

But a year ago today, I started this blog. Not my first attempt, but this one stuck out where the others didn't.

Happy Anniversary to SfAD!

September 17, 2002

Tuesday Searchday

Checking with Extreme Tracking tells me that many folks are finding me because of this entry.

I'm on the first page of the Google entries for Nimbus 2000, or "Nimbus 2000," and the second page at Yahoo. Hello, folks!

Variations that have found me include "vibrating broom" and "nimbus 2000 broomstick."

Other searches that have led to me include:

Nasty words in our society
september 2002 opiate
nucular right or wrong
where is julia going ~ that's what I'd like to know!
secret society on connie chung live ~ Sorry folks, I've no clue what society was on that show

And the usual "julia", "aesthetic", and "deletions." It seems I'm number one at Altavista for "deletions" searches.

Of the last 20 search engine referrers, just over half were Nimbus 2000 referrals.

Can you do this kind of checking via logs from your host? Or do you really need one of these trackers? Anyone? Might be another reason to switch hosts...

October 7, 2002

TurkeyCon, not to be confused with TurkeyCon

I got an email today from a man who organizes a LAN party named TurkeyCon. It seems that, being a blog and a bit older than his new site, my one-entry reference to attending our friends Lucinda & Grant in North Carolina at Thanksgiving, of course named TurkeyCon, could cause some confusion.

He asked if I could rename the entry or something, so that eventually his site would be number one on the Google search, no doubt.

Well, I didn't rename it, but I did add a clarification line and a link to his site. Luc&Grant have prior art, even if they don't have the domain and it's really unofficial. But he asked in such a nice way that I felt bad if I'd have just refused.

Speaking of which...our TurkeyCon comes up in November. When I will be trying to do NaNoWriMo. This should be interesting to see how much writing I can get done while down there, at the end of the month, when deadline approacheth.


Well, ***Dave finally shamed me into making a button! He sent me one he's been using for some time on his site, and I finally broke down and made one of my own.

So for those of you who prefer buttons, you have a choice! The first is my (lame) attempt, the second is Dave's much nicer attempt. He even went out and found the font I used in the header graphic on his own and everything! Buttons are here and on the bottom of the sidebar (which will be the next thing to be revamped...that's getting too long for me). Enjoy!

My Button

Button from ***Dave

October 29, 2002

RSS Feed

I now have an RSS feed available for those interested. It's always kinda been there, just not advocated.

Since I have become a fan of NetNewsWire Lite, I am now looking for more blogs and newsy bits to add to it, and have made sure my own feed is available.

You can find the link below in the sidebar, or simply use this one.

If anyone knows of a good RSS newsreader for Windows, please let me know.

November 18, 2002

No Hellos to China

Sorry, China. My blog is listed as inaccessible.

UPDATE: It seems I am accessible now. But I wasn't this morning. Interesting.

Courtesy of ***Dave, who is accessible, darn him!

February 26, 2003

A brief hiatus

BTW, remind me never to update MT until a month after it comes out from now on. Do you realize they're up to 2.63 now? *sighs*

Well, after a brief hiatus due to db corruption, then having issues with importing the old files (well, for one blog ONLY), sfad and my other blogs are back up and running using MySQL as the back end. Wheee!

I have two weeks of blogging reads to catch up on, for I didn't even have time to read much whilst I was down. And this weekend, we're off to the Cape with Lou's folks and his brother (sans his wife, since she's now decided she doesn't want to be married to Lou's brother anymore *sigh*), so I will have to find time to catch up on memes and quizzes and entries SOME time.

BTW, do take it to heart. I have no idea if upgrading from 2.51 to 2.6 really corrupted the DB or not, but always export your files before upgrading MT. I only lost one post (and I still have it around here somewhere, I'd saved it as text in BBEdit), but I was *lucky*.

March 11, 2003

Moving Stuff

I will be moving sfad to a new webhost next week. I'd be doing it this weekend, but Lou and I are heading out to a wedding, and I won't be around to see everything go smoothly.

The webhost I've chosen is an adult webhost. I'm not planning on putting up any pr0n, but I may post snippets of erotica/romance novels in progress on my Whitespace blog, and I don't want to have to deal with potential issues with my posting what could be perceived as pr0n or "adult materials."

So that means that some of you, if you have filters/blocks for adult sites/adult webhosts from work, may no longer be able to read sfad. At least while you're behind those filters. My apologies for that, but I got a great deal and think this is the best move for me.

March 21, 2003

Starting the Move

I've started the move to the new host. SFAD will be down for a while.

April 3, 2003

RSS Feed oops!

After the move, I had forgotten to rename my RSS feed to the name I had previously used. Caught it last night, and fixed it, so if you use a feed reader to check my blog, all should be well now. The link in the sidebar is now updating properly.

May 2, 2003

Opera Issues

Opera has stopped fully sending the blog info when I post using it. It stops at telling me it's rebuilding the entry, and goes no further.

So no pings get out, no back to the entry page. And this also is true if I use the bookmarklet.

IE seems to be working fine, though. But it has no tabs!

Off to download the latest Mozilla, and see how that works.

May 19, 2003

Writing Meme

Okay, so it's not like I don't have enough on my plate right now...

But I have been seeing the one word posts about my blogroll, and I've been participating in some of the microfiction (nanofiction?) communities on Livejournal, where you tell a story in 100 words, or 144 words, or some other small bite of words. They're also called "drabbles."

So. I was thinking of starting one up outside of LJ and fandom, for original fic writing. I'd be done on a theme, each week with a new theme or word or something to inspire.

Would anyone be interested in participating?

June 12, 2003

RSS Feed

Oh, probably should mention, for those of you who get me in RSS...

By request, I've changed the RSS Feed to have the full entry that I post. If this is a problem for other people, please let me know.

And thanks to DJ, I also am mirrored at Livejournal. Don't know if anyone will want to use that or not, but if you do, it'd help him lower his feed allotment.

Oh, hey, Jim, do you still have the originals of Unrak and Calder? I'd love to get them if you do. Email me.

July 3, 2003

Testing Spoilers

I've created a spoiler tag for my blog. This will let me post things more easily that might be spoilers, by coloring them the same as the background color, making the person highlight the text with the mouse to read the spoilage.

There is a reason for this coming up, if I can make this work.

So, testing out the spoilage.

November 18, 2003


I've installed MT-Blacklist, since all the cool kids were doing it.

Here's hoping this actually stops the spam!

March 11, 2004


No, not that ecto, but the new version of what used to be Kung-Log.

I wondered today why I hadn't gotten any update notices for Kung-Log, and went looking and found this. Still not sure if I'll end up using it (and paying for it) or going back to Kung-Log. If I had a Mac OS X laptop at home, I'd be more likely to consider paying.

Will have to try it for a bit, I think, and then decide. Meanwhile, I should take Kung-Log out of the Trash in my Dock...

March 12, 2004

New version

Just did the upgrade to MT 2.661, having held off longer than necessary, but also enough to make sure that it was working right with MT-Blacklist. All seems to be well, yay!

And MT seems to be the latest thing in the blogging circles. Go Mena and Ben!

September 3, 2004

Going for it

Okay, I've had enough of comment spam. I'm heading for the 3.1 upgrade, tonight or tomorrow.

Expect a radically different-looking blog until I can find a new style/template I like. It won't be too radical to those who have seen the new 3.1 designs, as I will have a default at first.

I'm debating going with the .php version to dynamically build the site. If I'm going for it, why not go all the way, eh?

Upgrade Partially Complete

I've upgraded, even moved to a new folder, more secure, for the MT install. I've moved and re-templated all my other blogs, but this one is having its usual problem in rebuilding the category pages. And it's late, so while this is working, and I may get comment spammed overnight, I am going to wait until the morning, or afternoon, to change this template. Too late to be frelling with PHP, I think.

So, take a good look at this layout, it'll be gone tomorrow. *smile*

September 5, 2004


Of course, the moment I decide to upgrade, 3.11 comes out...

But I have done that upgrade, and mostly rebuilt this blogs entries. I still can't get the Category pages to rebuild, but if I make the move to dynamic pages (tomorrow or Tuesday night, at this rate), then we'll see how that goes then.

Don't worry, this isn't the final design for this blog, just a temporary one. I may go back to dark colors, or I may stay light, or do something else. Or maybe even skin the site, if I'm going to be using php. Wooo!

Oh, and MT-Blacklist 2.0e has been installed. I may go to registered comments, but I may not. We'll see how the new blacklist goes for now.

September 6, 2004

Sidebar Restored

Seeing as my husband freaked out last night upon going to my blog and finding the sidebar significantly changed, I promised him that I'd replace it asap.

So it's back, in limited form. I've still got some changes to make, but now he won't be upset at missing the links. *smile*

PHP Query & Other MT Things

I tried to go to the dynamic build for this site alone, and suddenly none of my blogs were accessible from anywhere. "Didn't have permission," it said.

I think I figured out the issue. My index pages are all index.shtml, because I use server-side includes for some stuff on sidebars and navigation. That was not a type of page listed in the .htaccess file that MT gives you by default. It listed many others, including default.htm and index.htm, but not index.shtml.

Does anyone know if I can just add index.shtml to the .htaccess file, or will that frell up PHP in some way of which I'm unaware?

I'm kind of annoyed that it frelled up ALL my blogs in the process of just trying to do one. That's Not On, SixApart.

And can anyone tell me why my registered comments aren't working? As far as I can tell, I've typed the token into the right place and enabled registration (though not required it). The only thing I can think of is that I haven't put the right URL into the Typekey field on the Typekey website. The wording here:

Enter the addresses (URLs) of your application into the fields to the left of this text.

makes me think that I'm not entering the right URL. Is it the MT installation URL?

Lastly, I've found something odd about rebuilding. The problems I'm having with rebuilding my Category pages are still there, and if I let my browser window stay open for a really, really long time, I eventually get a "save" dialogue box, with it wanting to save mt.cgi locally. I'm assuming it's something at the end of the rebuild.

I know, I should go ask these in MT support fora, and I will. But I thought I'd ask anyone who reads this blog first.

September 23, 2004


Wow, the front page looks really blank when nothing's filling it up, doesn't it?

I'll have to fix that!

Anyway, like Ginger, I am trying out MarsEdit, though today was the first day I could try it after downloading it yesterday. It found my blog, possibly from Kung-Log settings or something, but it wasn't reading all the categories. A delete and a re-add later, and now it's showing everything.

I do admit that, like her, I found Kung-Log a decent program, while ecto was not as elegant. We'll see if I keep this or whether I just go back to bookmarklets when I'm at work.

I'm also going to have to figure out how to use this for Livejournal. Since Phoenix is unreliable on login, if I can find something that I like that's more reliable than that, I may switch. I've never really liked Xjournal, and I just wish that the maker of the wonderful Clutter program would work again on Journalert, because it was perfect and small and just what I needed.

I've also downloaded the latest beta of NetNewsWire Lite, and am going to give that a try again. I was using the original regularly, then fell out of the habit.

Okay, time to try a post.

September 24, 2004

Apologies for feed

I've fixed the RSS feed. My own bad, for using a "non-standard" feed name (sfad.rdf instead of index.rdf), and while I fixed the template properly, I did not update the main index page.

But in playing around with Firefox's "Live Bookmark" feature (it was shown to me yesterday at a SysAdmin meeting at Brown), I realized that it wasn't showing the right feed for subscription and tracked down the solution.

I still wish I could just use the delete key to go back in Firefox for OS X. It's one of the reasons I mentioned for not switching from Camino.

But now I've got an ad-block .css sheet that is blocking images for Camino, at least. I do need to get that extension installed for Firefox here at work.

So how many browsers do I use on a daily basis? In my Dock, I have Camino in the prominent space (right next to the Finder), followed by IE, Netscape 7, Safari, and Firefox. No Opera on Mac yet, but if I need another browser, that'd likely be the one I go to.

October 21, 2004

A brief color change

Colors will be changed at least until the World Series is over. Whenever that occurs.

November 12, 2004

Playing with the Styles

Okay, so I'm trying the three column layout I've been meaning to get working for some time now.

Calder has replaced my mug until I can get one that fits better in the smaller sidebar.

So, what do you think, sirs?

ETA: I hosed my original index somewhere along the line. So what you see is what you get, for now!

November 26, 2004

Template futzing & TurkeyCon stuffing

I've changed the template a little bit again, giving the content a bit more space, and removing the Red Sox coloring on the background.

As far as TurkeyCon (not to be confused with TurkeyCon) goes, we've managed to play lots of games this year, most of which have been described at Jack's blog, and watched two more episodes of Firefly last night, meaning today we need to watch Our Mrs. Reynolds and Jaynestown before we can hit the wonderful Out of Gas tomorrow. I think we can leave the rest for them to watch on their own, when they get the DVD set. Muah!

April 14, 2005

Registration required

Unlike ***Dave, I've just decided to skip the poll and go directly to requiring TypeKey registration on this blog. All the comment spam I've been getting has been going into the approval category lately, so it's not been showing up on the blog. It's just been annoying to have to go in every few days and delete.

I may eventually turn of trackback pings on all my entries as well, since it will be the only annoyance left, and I'm on my last straw.

May 11, 2005

Removing Trackback

I don't trust automated removal tools anymore, since I tried to turn off comments on one blog and hit them all.

So, one by one, I'm turning off trackback pings on posts. They're only generated spam pings for me, alas. I'm posting this as an FYI, and to note to myself that I've gone as far back as 04/03. So I know where to pick up again.

July 13, 2005

Just because I like to mess you all up

In trying to save disk space on my webhost, and in knowing now what caused it to break before, I've gone to dynamic archives on my blog.

In the process, I've changed my file name extension for my blog entries. Old entries referenced .shtml. New ones are just .html.

So yes, I've broken all your old links to my blog. Again.

It may happen again in the future.

Fortunately, it would be an easy enough fix if you cared enough about my links to just look for anything that was my blog and changed the reference from .shtml to .html. But that would likely be a lot of work.

I'll see what I can do about an error page or redirect.

Still configuring

It was working, then suddenly, it wasn't.

So now, we're back to static, but still with .html instead of .shtml.

When I have more time to figure out what MT means by "In your weblog root directory" when your weblog isn't at the root of your website, we may be in business.

June 9, 2006

Changing Hosts

Sometime this month, I'll be moving my website and blogs and everything over to a new webhost.

While this should coincide with a nice new web design, I just don't have the time/energy/drive to do it these days. This blog will exist, I know that much. My other, now defunct blogs, will likely vanish into the ether. and probably get a nice, new designed 404 page to mark them as such.

Everything else is so outdated, so there's little point in doing anything but archiving.

But who knows? Maybe I'll change my mind and through the non-blog bits back up.

Oh yes, I'm going to Dreamhost. I need the larger disk space for all my WOW screenshots. Heh.

December 21, 2006

Moved, set up, and now what?

So not only have I finished the move to Dreamhost, I've also finished reinstalling Movable Type and reimporting all my entries. I have not reimported the entries for my dead blogs, and I've deleted the Weight Watchers blog. I'll need to edit my template here that links to it, and the main page of my site. One of these days. ;)

Maybe I'll start posting here again. Yeah....we'll see.

About This Blog

This page contains an archive of all entries posted to Society for Aesthetic Deletions in the This Blog category. They are listed from oldest to newest.

Other Blogs is the previous category.

Thursday Thumb-Twiddler is the next category.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Powered by
Movable Type 3.33