And we are back, with a new look, new features, and the long-awaited demise of the yellow masthead. Whaddaya think?
After more than two years of using it, I decided to switch from MoveableType to WordPress. WP is easy to use, requires none of the rebuilding MT does, and is supported by a fantastic community of developers who are doing great things for online publishing.
The only problems with the new site I am aware of are that trackbacks from MT blogs are being ignored,
some images still need to be imported, and the RSS feed is shut down very temporarily until one minor text issue is resolved. If you find any other problems, please let me know.
A few new features worth pointing out:
Del.icio.us links — I come across lots of sites each day that I’d like to link to but don’t want to devote an entire entry to. The links at the top of the right sidebar solve this problem by displaying my most recent posts to del.icio.us, a social bookmarking/tagging website. Keep an eye on that section for frequent updates or subscribe to the separate RSS feed. [Plugin by Tom Gilbert.]
Post to del.icio.us — If you’re a del.icio.us user, every entry on this site now includes a link to post to your account. Share the ones you find interesting. [Plugin by Tim Yang.]
Upcoming events — Though I haven’t been blogging much lately, I have been busy. Watch this space for some upcoming announcements about magic and wine events. [Plugin by Firetree.net.]
Rotating masthead — The photos in the masthead are rotated randomly; refresh and they will change. A slightly hacked version of the same plugin that does that displays the alternating endorsements at left. [Plugin by Matt Mullenweg.]
Finally, biggest of thanks to webhost extraordinaire Adam Gintis for putting up with my stupid tech questions and fixing all the things I break. It’s a full-time job.
Note to RSS subscribers: This site now publishes a full feed. The new address is here, though the old address should function for the time being (switch anyway just to make me happy). If you don’t already use an RSS reader, I recommend Bloglines.