Archive for May, 2002

Bloglet users: my apologies

Friday, May 17th, 2002

It’s great to have so many brilliant friends, but it would be a bit better if you were a little less patient. Monsur finally broke down and emailed me to remind me that I hadn’t told Bloglet about my change in blogging tool. Poor Bloglet (and, seriously, poor 14 people who have subscribed to my […]

XHTML and Blogger permalinks

Friday, May 17th, 2002

Thanks to a blessedly bad memory, I had forgotten about the next archive-related problem with AKMA’a markover: permalinks. XHTML requires that, rather than using <a name=”<$BlogItemNumber$>”> for a permalink, you must use an id attribute, which may not start with a digit. Something along the lines of <a id=”pl<$BlogItemNumber$>”> will do nicely. For someone who […]

Why I still support Blogger

Thursday, May 16th, 2002

There’s a reason why I’m not likely to ever stop supporting Blogger users.

Importing YACCS comments in Movable Type

Tuesday, May 14th, 2002

If you have YACCS comments from a Blogger-powered blog that you would like to import into Movable Type (and if your server runs PHP, since I don’t have Perl version of the script written yet), read on…

Why the switch?

Tuesday, May 14th, 2002

Though I have no real idea what you, oh Gentle Reader, actually want to know (since you seem rather averse to leaving comments to tell me), there are signs that you may be curious about why I left my first blogging love for a new tool. In a word: hackability. The extra features (available now!), […]

Rex James Trio

Sunday, May 12th, 2002

I haven’t quite convinced myself that I want to own it, but the Rex James Trio’s CD Out of the Wood Work is sorely tempting me. After all, one so rarely gets to hear anyone from North Dakota/north Idaho playing didjeridoo, and for reasons that aren’t quite clear to me, the idea of Alice in […]

Picking a nit

Sunday, May 12th, 2002

John (see, I’m not mad at him) has yet another weblog glossary started over at Microcontent News, but I’m afraid I didn’t get very far at all before I had to quibble. “Blogrolling Definition: (noun)”? How could blogrolling be a noun? That list of links over on the side? That’s a blogroll. Blogrolling is link […]

We have a winner

Sunday, May 12th, 2002 – Blogs take Web diaries to the next level: “So, my favorite — the one I go to every day… is a site called” Really? Every single day you visit a site that hosts the personal pages of elementary school students in Regina, Saskatchewan? That’s not the sort of thing I’d admit on […]

I’m a dusty citation!

Sunday, May 12th, 2002

I do believe I’ve found my place in the University of Blogaria. Professor Salo of the Linguistics Department is working on a remake of Chaplain AKMA‘s Blogger template, and was in need of a roadmap to Blogger’s template tags, and I’m her dusty citation! I hereby nominate myself for the position of Battered Reference Book […]

Smart convert breaks

Saturday, May 11th, 2002

Attention blogging toolmakers who want to do a smart convert breaks (Marcus, I think that’s you and only you): One more to add to the list of things where you shouldn’t convert line breaks to <br> or <br />: <pre> through </pre>