New site design

March 25, 2004

If you hadn't noticed, my website has had a bit of a re-design. This section has been replaced with web log utility that allows me to make these posts much easier than before. The utility is called Movable Type. It's a really powerful tool, and extremely flexible. Another hope is that Heather will now be able to make posts because of the new ease.

I feel I should explain some of the new design in case it is in any way confusing. As you can see, in this section is where my "Ramblings" will be posted. Off to the right is this month's calendar. The days with the blue font are days that I made posts on. You can click on the day to go to my Ramblings for that day. Underneath the calendar is a search box. You can search for text in all of my posts to date. Finally, the Archives section is a set of links to months that I made posts in. Just click on a month to see all the posts made during that month. Only the last 14 day's Ramblings are shown by default. Finally, you may notice that at the bottom of each post is the word "Comments" and it is a link. If you like, you can make comments on my posts. I am going to leave this feature active for awhile, and if anyone uses it and uses it responsibly I will keep it alive. Otherwise, I may stop supporting the comment function. And that's about it. As always, e-mail me if you have any questions.

I am planning on adding a feature that allows you to be notified when I make new posts. I think this will be beneficial because of the sporadic nature of my past posting. This way you can check my web page when there are updates and not be frustrated if you are checking it often and nothing is new. I will mention it here when that feature goes live (I need to do some more testing).

I have tomorrow off from work, so I get to sleep in tomorrow morning. I am looking forward to that. Heather and I don't really have anything planned this weekend, but I'm sure we'll find something to do.

You may have noticed my ugly mug now graces each of my posts. This is a preemptive measure assuming that Heather begins to post messages here. Her picture will accompany her posts, and that way you will know right off who is talking.