June 2003 Archives

If you want my new weblog to show up on your livejournal friends page, you can set it up here: Live Journal Syndication

My non-paid account can't add a new feed, but the more people who subscribe to a blog (watchers), the less points it costs. My non-paid account has enough that just one other person would have to be watching in order to view it (so, if one paid member adds it, non-paid members should be able to too if they want).

Movable Type has this neat 'bookmarklet' feature that creates a javascript link you can use to quickly post to your blog.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work with Safari.

This is especially bad since the bookmarklet is an easy way to add a link and description of a site you are browsing to your blog. Additionally, it's just about the easiest way to use trackback as a remote comment system.

Fortunately, I was able to quickly find a solution in the movable type forums.

I use this as my bookmarklet URL.

Update: It looks like MT sometimes doesn't auto-rebuild my index page, I'll have to investigate further.

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So, Steve Jobs is introducing new hardware at WWDC right now.

There's not a live webcast (and the Apple Store in Novi doesn't have a theater), so I have to wait for my dose of RDF.

In any event, I'm just trying to figure out how I'm going to justify and pay for a new dual 2.0 Ghz G5 with a 23" Cinema display.



Ok, I've fixed it again.

It looks good in Safari, IE and Mozilla now.

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Ok, so I changed the template to make the search look a little better (by putting the button on the same line as the input field), but I also noticed that I didn't actually fix the CSS problem totally.

The page looks right in Safari if the window is wide enough, but if you make the window narrow, it messes things up. I suppose I'm going to have to play with it some more.

After some fiddling, I fixed the CSS to do what I want in Safari.

(I had to add float:right; to the #links section). I should probably read about CSS so I know what I've actually done, but it looks right in Safari, Mozilla, and in IE now. Therefore I am happy and don't have to mess with it. (Actually, the search bar looks kind of bad in IE and Mozilla because the button is drawn too close to the entry blank, but I'm not going to worry about it now).


So, I've got movabletype installed and it seems to be working.

Now, it looks like I'm going to have to break down and learn CSS (probably would be good for me anyway).

I like this stylesheet, but it doesn't render 'correctly' in Safari or my old copy of Mozilla, (it looks ok in IE, of course).

I'll probably attempt to look at some other blogs and see if I can figure out what is going on.

I'll be sending out email to other geeklair.net users shortly. Someone besides me might find this useful. It is, after all, easier than trying to make a useful homepage.

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