Archive for April, 2004
I love putting up a new design there’s always so much you don’t expect to break ;)
Okay, I’ve made the menu look proper in Moz, added an “archives” button, which should work once the next Rebuild happens (takes half an hour… One of the curses of having nearly 2500 pages of content); I’ve fixed it so comments work.
On my list:
1. Fix footer in Moz (and some pages in IE) 2. Make individual posts and comments more ‘defined’ (like in the old design) 3. Get rid of crappy fonts in various places
A few people have said it’s too dark. Once I get this design nailed down, I’m going to try and do an alternate style which is similar, but lighter (same structure, different CSS).
I know it’s a change, and thanks to all the emails (already). Also, I do plan on dealing with the page length as well, don’t worry :)
Well, I couldn’t keep it hidden any longer.
The new design’s live!!!
It’s a bit of a change, design-wise. I wanted the site to look better, but not so ‘designy’ that the business readers would leave. We’ll see if I’ve achieved that.
There are definitely bugs, especially if you aren’t using IE6. Feel free to report them, but chances are I’m aware of them and working on them.
Finally, a cooler place to hang out than Slashdot… SlashNOT!!!
Laugh your arse off.
Reload the page.
There aren’t all that many milestones in blogging. Sure, early on I did some roundups at post milestones:
But, beyond that there haven’t been many blogging milestones (beyond 1,000,000 pageviews)…
So, I’ll indulge myself. 1000 posts! :-D
I can’t say that my blogging career has been quite as illustrious as Simon Willison’s after his 1000th post, but maybe this is a great time to thank some people instead of tooting my own horn. Or, maybe I’ll toot it after I’ve thanked people ;-)
Why I Started
I started blogging at Ensight nearly a year ago (that’ll be the other milestone to come…). When I started there were 2 bloggers I was reading, and really only two on a regular basis:
Odd, that me, a Windows guy, should be reading 2 of Open Source’s most respected writers. But, that’s what caught me about blogging. These were two people from a community I generally had little respect for (though I respected the developers). Reading their thoughts helped me realise something: Open Source’ers are people too. And, really, it’s a lesson I’ve never forgotten.
For me, blogging has always been about the individual. The communication. The relationship.
So, when I felt I wanted to meet new people in a free’er way than in the forums I was accustomed to, I took up blogging. Largely, it’s thanks to the two people above. So, thanks Jeremy and Sterling!
Stuff That’s Happened
It’s been good, fun. Here are some memorable moments (for me) that have happened while blogging:
- My son is born - We get pregnant again - I’m interviewed for the Washington Post (the AP subsequently picks this up and I’m quoted in more than 20 newspapers and 100 websites and forums and blogs) on the Google IPO thing - I get a new job in Winnipeg - I realise maybe this job isn’t for me and start looking for work at Microsoft - Car gets total’d, get an awesome new car - I have a hell of a lot of fun and meet some of the best people in the world.
I love blogging, I’m sure I’ll never stop (if blogging dies, I’ll just keep doing this for myself).
I think I’ll take a break for the rest of the day, and unveil a touch of a surprise tomorrow. A nice surprise ;-)