So as I’m preparing to welcome in the new year with a few minor changes to the blog (you can’t stop me, you can only hope to contain me!), the Padres go out and sign David Wells. I’m going to need some time to digest (pun intended) this one before I offer commentary. Expect a fairly lengthy rant within the next few days.
Meantime, I just wanted to alert those of you who are interested to a few tweaks I’ve made. First, I’ve stuck a search box up there at the top of the blog. This is in addition to the one over on the left. It’s redundant in the way that the mini-frig we had next to the couch in college was redundant. Sure, you could get up and take three steps to the kitchen to grab a beer, but why would you?
I’ve also streamlined the archives a bit. The sprawl of months at the bottom of each page was becoming cumbersome to maintain and an eyesore to boot. Now everything is linked from one page, with a faux calendar motif.
Finally, I’ve removed the XML button from the end of each entry and put it over in the left-hand navigation, where it belongs. It’s still noticeable there, but not so intrusive.
I’m working on a few other things that are more behind-the-scenes and probably even less interesting to most of you. Revamping style sheets and the like. Stuff that won’t make a huge difference in the “user experience” but that will help make my life a little easier and keep the machine running a little more smoothly, so to speak.
And if you’ve made it this far without falling asleep, chances are you’re a web geek. And if you’re a web geek, you may be interested to note that Tim Berners-Lee has been knighted. And if you don’t know who Berners-Lee is, shame on you.
Now if only he could pitch…