Day: April 21, 2003

  • Dano: Next Generation Blogger


    Blogger, which was recently acquired by Google, is launching a new version of its interface. Existing users can now create new blogs in the new system, and you will be able to migrate your existing blogs in about a week’s time. The New Blogger web site has more.

    Check out the Dano FAQ and Release Notes for more info.

  • One CSS File to Rule Them All

    Here’s an informative comment from Mark in Sam Ruby‘s blog, emphasis mine:

    Despite the coherent look and feel of my site, it is controlled by a ragtag collection of half a dozen different systems.  I have several separate Movable Type weblogs site up, one for the main weblog, one for the projects, one for the 100.  The photo galleries are generated by a homegrown script.  The Safari CSS hacks pages are generated by another.  The main Safari page is handcoded.  There is no one CMS available that does everything I want to do on my site; I use a best-of-breed approach and glue the pieces together myself.

    I recently redesigned my entire site.  I don’t know if you saw the previous version, but it was very minimalist layout, with the big Orb O’ Zen on the side.  No section-specific colored headers, no tabs.  Search box at the very bottom of the page.  About the only thing the designs had in common was the breadcrumbs along the top.

    You know how many files I changed during my redesign?  One: my CSS file.  My markup didn’t change at all.  I have 4000 pages of clean HTML markup, generated by half a dozen separate systems, and I didn’t have to touch a single one of them.

    If you think tables are simpler, use them.  Enjoy your redesign.

  • NetBSD 1.6.1 ISOs


    Following the source and binary release of NetBSD 1.6.1, now the ISOs are up and ready for your downloading pleasure. Choose among almost 40 architectures.

    I haven’t installed NetBSD on anything recently, though I still have 1.5.x installed on a 486.

  • Slow on the Uptake

    I got an email this evening from Mike Cannon-Brookes.  It turns out that he’s moved his blog and I managed to miss it.  That has been corrected.  I’ve subscribed to his new RSS feed and the blogroll will update automatically.