So, I've decided to shut this blarg down.  Yep, this is my last post.  I know you're all horribly disappointed.


Things have gotten very intense at work lately.  I'm heading up a major project here, and its eating up all the spare time I have for my side projects.  So, rather than let this blarg languish, I'm going to cap it off and say goodbye.

Personally, I blame my friends.  RJ, BB, WJ, BH (!!!!), and a few others, who failed to post even after several beatings were dolled out.  An empty blarg is a sad blarg .  And my blarg was sadder than most.

But seriously, its been fun helping Pixy beta test his/her/its new blarg software.  Thanks for the opportunity, and my best wishes to you in this and future ventures.

Thanks also to those other'ers that came by every once in awhile to check things out or comment.  Especially Old Grouch, whose blarg is looking very nice.  I really need to get over there more often.

For you Ace veterans, you might see me sneaking in the Open Blog back door every once in awhile to completely kill the post flow with some lame thing or another.

I've learned a few things with this blarg .  But probably the biggest thing (to me, at least) was that I truly don't like politics mixing in where it doesn't belong, specifically in a blarg that deals with programming.  If I ever start another blarg , it's going to be programming only; no political bullshit.  I'll save that for my personal life.  Mixing my profession with politics left me with a bad taste.  It truly doesn't belong.  And its kind of asshole-ish to crowbar the two together.  I just don't want to be one of those people who does it.

Thanks again to everyone, and good luck. 



Hai, guize.  What's going on?  Yeah.  Oh, me?  Just working on a real important presentation.  You know, direction of the company, stuff like that.

Anyhow, thought you might be interested in reading about 32 ways to keep your blarg from sucking.  I'm gonna get right on a couple of thems.  Bye for now...


Well, had a nice post worked up on MS' Acropolis worked up and just about ready to go.  Then the edit control ate it.

A word of warning for my fellow beta testers--don't trust the edit control.  If your post is going to be longer than one paragraph, do it in Notepad or something.

Here's what I did:

  1. Wrote about 1000 words on Acropolis
  2. Accidentally hit ctrl-z, which "undid" my last paragraph
  3. Hit ctrl-r, which in any normal application, would "redo" what I "undid", but which actually reloaded the page
  4. Stared at the empty edit box
  5. Cried

Do not, repeat DO NOT trust the goddamn edit control.

Minor update

Just a small update--I added an awards section to the sidebar.  Check it out!  I'm so proud.  *sniff*

Imagelet previews

Added some neat CSS code to my imagelet butans on the comment page.  Now, when you hover over them, an image preview pops up. 

Unfortunately, I don't have much control over where it shows up right now.  I'd have to use some javascript to do that.  For now, its just a nice little heads-up so that you know what image you're adding.


Doing a reset on my css.  Enjoy chaos.

Hacking the Innova Editor

I'm currently trying to hack the fuk outta the Innova Editor.  That's the control that I'm using right now to write this, and that nobody's using to reply to this post.

Things are getting seriously fucked up

K, the font zaniness that has affected my post comment page has now transferred to my front page.  Weird, since I just completely changed the post comment page by overlaying the template for the front page on it.  If anything front page nonsense should have shown up in the post page.

I might have an open tag somewhere, or there might be some faggotry going on with the CSS.  I'll investigate later tonight. 

Update:  K, dusted off FF and NS to take a look at the site.  There were a couple issues with layout that I changed for our friends who use the cool browsers.  I repositioned the page controls so that they don't render far to the right of the webpage, and straightened out all the Technorati stuff.

The font issue--I'm not sure what the hell happened.  All of a sudden all my fonts doubled in size on my home and work machines (three total).  Its a little hard to debug when the page is made of subpages that are sitched together at runtime.  But it appears that the mozilla based browsers kept the font size reasonable.  Goddamn, I hate HTML, XHTML and all the other web technologies.  Thanks, W3C, for writing shit specs that nobody can agree on how to implement.  Dicks.

Grouchy, pls check with your 1337 browser and see if anything odd is still going on, thanks.

More shits, possibly giggles


More images to play with.  Also thinking about adjusting the syntax for all the little image things I have on the blarg . 

Oh, sorry, this guy is Bigfoot.  He's a bit special.  Not falling off the building special, but too much happy smoke special.  Here's the syntax for his tag:


Well, Pixie got sorting fixed in the current release.  Unfortunately, [posts:here sort=updated] considers that a comment is an update.  So if you set sort=updated in your Entry template, when anybody comments on a post the whole thing gets bumped to the top.

<< Page 1 of 3 >>