The Times They Are A-Changin’

closePlease note: This post was published over a year ago, so please be aware that its content may not be quite so accurate anymore. Also, the format of the site has changed since it was published, so please excuse any formatting issues.

Well, my website is changing, anyway. And not a lot, just a bit. I did want to point out a few new features that I’ve added over the past couple of weeks.

I have added a “5 Most Recent Posts” section for those people who visit the site regularly, but not frequently. If you’re using Mozilla, you’ll likely notice a formatting error (the numbers in the list cover up the first few letters of the first word of each entry). This is a bug that I am aware of and am currently researching a way to fix it. I have only seen the page on IE 5.5 and 6, as well as the latest version of Mozilla, so if you have something else (Safari, Opera, et cetera), please let me know how it displays.

I also added a “Year in Review” link under the topics section. Clicking on this link loads a page that has a calendar for each month of every year that I posted something. Each calendar works just like the one at the top left of my blog.

Another change to the blog is the ability to make multiple posts in one day and have them all show up at the same time. I’m not 100% sure that it’s going to work how I want it to, but early testing has given me hope.

I also set up the ability to do something similar in the archives. When you visit to the Year in Review section and click on a day that has multiple entries, they’ll all show up (they weren’t before).

The whole site is now under a Creative Commons License. To view which license, click here.

I have added a disclaimer and legal section which mention a few important “cover my ass” sort of things. I’ve tried not to be a dick about everything, but in this day and age, it’s hard. Pretty much, you only need to know four things. First, everything on this site is mine (unless credited otherwise), is protected by U.S. copyright laws, and is not to be used without permission (and if you adhere to the terms of the CC License, you have permission). The other thing is that the site is presented “as is”, so if something doesn’t work properly, you have no legal recourse. Third, if you transmit something to me (post a comment, send me an e-mail, chat with me in an IM, talk to me on the phone, et cetera), it could end up on the site. And finally, the fourth thing is that if you click on a link that takes you to a domain that I don’t control, you’re assuming all risk and responsibility for visiting that site (so if you click on a link that takes you to a page that I don’t control and that page is covered in porn and you get fired from your job, it’s not my fault).

I recently shortened the wait times for the webcams to two minutes for work (we’ll see how long I can get away with that) and one minute at home. These changes were made on bandwidth uses and projections. These wait times could change in the future.

So, as you can see, things are slowly moving forward with the site. I have a few more changes I’d like to see implemented in the not-too-distant future, but I’m still unsure about their feasibility. In any event, testing shall continue.

If you notice any bugs (or anything you think is a bug), I would appreciate it if you would e-mail me and let me know.

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