Which, roughly translated means, "I've upgraded corzblog - that journaling software of mine, available in orange - I think you should know about it. It's not something I did overnight, or even the next morning.
In many ways I'm an engineer. Not that guy who dreams up bridges and stuff, though I sure do, but more like the wrinkly boiler-room mechanic dude who's forever tinkering with "Old Betsy", getting her running 'just so'. So I add bits, tweak..
If you've ever had a skek in the source you'll know I often just leave stuff lying around, spanners, one of the things you might have spotted was a news
tag. The next paragraph demonstrates our new and improved news tag..
This paragraph exists only to demonstrate how cool these news blocks look in a big old pile of text, and how they help to break it up, make it more appealing.
put stuff about SEX here
This paragraph exists only to demonstrate how cool those news blocks look in a big old pile of text, and how they help to break it up, make it more appealing. This paragraph exists only to demonstrate how cool thase news blocks look in a big old pile of text, and how they help to break it up, make it more appealing. This paragraph exists only to demonstrate how cool thise news blocks look in a big old pile of text, and how they help to break it up, make it more appealing. You didn't actually read that right through, did you?
More than usually, when you go to edit a blog containing one of these news doo-dahs, the page looks like a bomb hit it, clicking preview mysteriously fixes everything. Actually, that's fixed now, but that last line was too cute to delete. I expect ie5.0 and similar crap browsers will have even more troubles with the blog now; screw 'em. Bill's offered an upgrade for free. And if you like free, there are dozens of superior, standards-compliant browsers out there. Mac users have Camino and Safari, and Firebird impresses the hell outta me on all platforms. Bill Gates is fucking with the internet. Don't support his evil ways. Yes, that swear word was necessary.
Regulars will have spotted my occasional flirtings with references1
. I luv 'em. I even have a button for them in the blogging page. However, this functionality left many things to be desired. Firstly, the wee "1"'s, or whatever characters you used, all pointed to the same reference section. So if you used a reference in more than one blog, all the links would point to the most recent reference. Anyhow, that's fixed too.
The new reference system is linked to the individual blog entry, hover the mouse over this two2
, and you'll see what I mean. Click the ref button in the editor for further enlightenment. note: if you click the word "references" (above the references themselves), it takes you back to where you were. Neat!
And lastly (good things come in threes) corzblog, along with everything in my life from the±wire, to my shopping-list and faithful dog, is now unicode savvy (okay, Karma is still on the ASCII-compatible glyphs; she has trouble getting her doggie-brain around the whole "code-point" concept unless you offer cheese with it, but it's early days yet) well, okay, that's not strictly true; it's PHP, you know, so not quite totally, as-such, kosher unicode-savvy really, but at least the files are unicode. Hey! It's a start!
There are some other improvements too, but those were done gradually over the last couple of months, stuff like the symbols pop-up menu. See the about page
for more details.
I'm just gonna pad this blog out with a few meaningless sentences now, so you forget I was going on about the improvements and enhancements I made to the references system; then when you scroll past my signature and see the three cute references, you'll go "hey! cool!" or something along those lines. I feel those, so have a hearty smile.
Keep reading on though, that's important, inches count, it's like when you're on IRC and you say something about that annoying fcuk-pig who just went to the bathroom, and everyone agrees with you wholeheartedly, and with verbs, and then you think "shite! he's only gone to the lav, he'll be back any second!", then of course he'll see all these insults slowly scrolling past, so you all go-
(ascii art perhaps)
.. and similar nonsense, typing like mad people, Mr.Eediot's plain text scrolling dizzily off the page; *phew*; ignorance is bliss huh.
Or maybe he just said
he was going to the loo.
ps.. happy birthday to me!
1: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party
2: Reference one (above) is something I learned to type very quickly as a small boy.
3: Useful if I need to impress someone with my typing speeds.