Warts ‘N All Magic

The blogosphere is alive with mumblings about Steve Yegge‘s rants. I haven’t read them all, but the one I have are, though lengthy, well worth a read. I point you in particular to this one:

Blogger’s Block #3: Dreaming in Browser Swamp

Some real gems in there:

It turns out if you dig deep into Mozilla (aka Netscape, aka Firefox, aka SeaMonkey, aka SwampMonster, I mean the thing really has way too many farging names already), you’ll find that it actually is a relatively full-featured platform. It’s not quite as general-purpose as an OS (or Java), but it’s certainly big and hairy enough to be making threats in that general direction.

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Subscribe via Email to Pogovor

I’ve been set up with Feedburner as my main feed provider for a while now. They’ve added a nifty and (not so) new feature, to subscibe to blogs via email. If you still enjoy the email lark and your mail is not clogged up too much already, then sign up and you’ll receive my posts via email. I don’t post so much, really! You’ll see the form in the page footer to subscribe via your email address. You’ll receive 1 message a day, and then only if there is new content.

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Some Changes Around Here

You may or may not have noticed some changes to this blog over the last few days. Here are a few details of what has been happening.

  1. I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.0. There are been many scare stories out and about of it being buggy and not ready for release yet, but I took the plunge and it appears to work great. I like the Admin panel changes and the new post WYSIWYG editor based on TinyMCE.
  2. I’ve changed themes to use the fantastic Squible theme [more at the Squible flickr group]. This theme is really a breath of fresh air, bring a clean look, integrated tagging and tag searching, flickr integration and much much more.
  3. I’ve changed the permalink structure. With mod_rewrite available on my host box, I’ve updated it from (for example):
    http://brian.kingsonline.net/talk/index.php/archives/132
    to
    http://brian.kingsonline.net/talk/archives/132
    This means many broken links all over the place and possible syndication chaos for a bit, but is better in the long term.
  4. My feed has been consolidated into a single one (RSS) via feedburner. I’m not sure if this is a good idea because it decreases user choice, but I’ll see how it goes. I’d urge anyone already subscribed to resubscribe using this feed. If your software does auto-discovery, it should be found.

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