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Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2005

Dave!Though my entire weekend has been consumed with solving other people's web site problems, I did have time to prep Blogography for the big switch to Movable Type 3.2 once it is out of beta.

The "Sliding Doors" method of creating menu tabs works flawlessly and looks beautiful. I guess I should have expected as much from the brilliant mind behind Stopdesign. I also made a few other cosmetic changes, including finally giving an explanation to anybody trying to leave profanity in a comment. Now I need to figure out how to write XML Syndication templates in Atom 1.0 format (or wait for somebody else to work on it) so I can trash my RSS feeds (at last).

The good news is that everything seems to work properly in Firefox Windows and Internet Explorer (version 5.5 and up... though it mostly works with 5.0 as well). Of course, it looks fabulous on Mac Safari because the typefaces are rendered properly. Why in the heck doesn't Windows know how to display type so it looks decent? Oh well, there's always hope that "Vista" will be an improvement. I'll be right over here holding my breath.

Now it's time to read the new MT template documentation. Bleh.

Since I totally think pirates are the coolest thing ever... right up there with ninjas... I have been anxiously awaiting the amazing game Sid Meier's Pirates to be released for the Macintosh. Unfortunately, I am still waiting. The good news is that it was released for Xbox on the 12th. The bad news is that a half-month has passed and the cheapest price is still forty bucks! I'd go ahead and buy it, but I don't have much time for video games and don't want to waste the money (heck, I still haven't finished Xbox Lego Star Wars). Maybe in a few weeks I can pick it up for thirty and be okay with that...


Bah! I am so weak. I just know I am going to cave and end up ordering it. I MEAN, COME ON!! LOOK AT IT!! IT'S PIRATES!!! Arrrrgh!

In television news, I am quite pleased that Six Feet Under didn't wimp out. I had bet myself big money as to how the episode would end, and now I owe myself $100 because I won. Errr... and lost. How does that work? Entourage was brilliant as always, and I am very curious to see where they go with the whole "Aquaman" thing. Leave it to HBO to save Sunday night television.

Movie Quotable of the Day: "He's not your friend... he's ours! If somebody's gonna kill him, it should be us!"
Yesterday's Answer: Top Secret! (1984) with Val Kilmer and Peter Cushing.

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  1. Neil T. says:

    Atom 1.0 template for Movable Type: 🙂

    As for Windows font rendering, it looks a bit better if you right-click the desktop, select Properties, choose the Appearance tab, click Effects and select ClearType as the font rendering method. It’s still not quite as nice as OS X but an improvement nonetheless.

  2. SJ says:

    What is it with geek boys and pirates?!?! Every geek boy I know is nigh-obsessed with the scoundrels. Argghhh!!!

  3. SJ says:

    Oops, forgot to say: LOVE your new shop photo with Liz! :>)

  4. habitatgirl says:

    Ay! Another reason to like you.

    Go here to see pics from my last pirate party:

  5. melina says:

    i *heart* pirates! this game looks soooo good. thanks for sharing screen shots. look at those swashbuckling moves!

  6. Anil says:

    Just so you know, MT 3.2 should have Atom 1.0 feeds built in. Well, assuming I get my act together and put that into the release like I’m supposed to. 🙂

  7. Dave2 says:

    Oooh! Thanks for the heads-up! One less thing!

    If you really want to make my day, I’d love to have a separate template that displays a comments feed. Many times, the comments here are more entertaining than anything I can write, and I’d love to have an easy way for readers to keep up. 🙂

    Looking forward to 3.2, thanks!

  8. Kevin says:

    Oh, go fig. This is another one of those snobby X-Box only games. Those bat rastards never share! Granted, the same happens with my systems as well. But let’s remain focused on those selfish Microsoft bastards, shall we? 😉

    I’ve got both the PS2 and the Cube. No, I’m not buying a third system just for one game. I will have to enjoy it vicariously through Dave.

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