The Geek Icon
In which I finally get some time to spend on this web site.
Hello there. I'm back. Literally and virtually. I just spent the week in Canberra where apparently internet cafes are this strange exotic thing that other cities have, and the library doesn't allow ssh connections. I've missed you, intarwub. I would find it surprising if you missed me.
At any rate, if you've ever visited this site before, you may have noticed one or two slight changes. Don't say I didn't warn you— I mentioned I was going to do this last month. If you've never been here before, then howdy, stranger! I'm glad you stopped by. Feel free to leave a comment and boost my ego.
These are the things I've been working on that have happened:
- New blog skin/design
As you can see, I have a lovely new look for my blog. Purple was so last year. I've also decided that cramming more stuff onto my pages is the thing to do. Don't come crying to me if you get confused or have a seizure. I want to make it look like stuff is happening on this blog (even when it's not)!
- A real blogroll again, possibly a podcastroll as well
I now have a blogroll being generated by Bloglines. These are the feeds I read on an obsessive-compulsive basis. I've also recently (8000 years after everyone else) been really getting into podcasts. I'm still toying around with Odeo and working out how I want to do my podcastroll.
- Mini linkblog from Ma.gnolia
Even though some don't like it, I think Ma.gnolia is the bee's knees. I now have a running commentary on my links du jour, which I update much more frequently than I actually ever post on this blog.
- Renaming/reskinning/moving tech blog articles
I used to have "The Daily Geek", which was my day-to-day diary type ramblings, and "The Geek Icon" which had my techy dev geek type blog posts. My tech stuff is now at "Think Tank" and this here is "The Geek Icon" now. Confused? Good.
- Search via Technorati
One day I had dreams of coding my own little search widget for this site. Then I realised that Technorati would do it better, it would be a billion times easier to set up, and it was free.
- Links to most-commented-on posts
Now you can see what everyone is talking about on this site.
There are a couple of things off the list I still have to do. They are probably not going to happen for a little while longer, since I have to go back to Canberra next week, but they are of reasonably high priority so they probably will happen at some point. They are:
- Starting a new blog about my latest obsession
I'll give you a hint: it's not entomology.
- BubbleShare albums
I just need to upload a gazillion old photos first.