Thursday, June 03, 2010

Pardon the Dust

The Woundup was in need of spring cleaning. Fresh coat of paint, new look, streamlined gadgets in the sidebar.

Got rid of things like the "Twitter" gadget. I fell in and out of love with Twitter pretty durned quick, truth to tell. It encourages thinking in sound bites. If it can't be said in 140 characters, it's not worth saying? Thanks, but I can't even tell you my name in less than 140 characters.

Likewise I have severed my temporary ties with Haloscan's annointed (and annoying) successor, Comments have reverted back to Blogger control, and that's fine. I'll probably enforce a little more moderation on comments because the Google spammers are coming out of the woodwork again.

One change, strictly for fun, was to turn the labels display into a cloud. Kind of fun to see which ones I use over and over. Equally dismaying to see how many I've created over time that have never been used more than once or twice.

Anyway, I like this new layout, I think. It's cleaner and feels less crowded. Now if only I could think of something worth writing about...

UPDATE: Full comment moderation now. The spammers seem to feel they've wasted their time if they haven't slipped in all sorts of links to malware, porn, or other dangerous content.


AnoelleB said...

I use my RSS feed for blog reading, so this is the first time I've actually been to your page in ages. How long has that postcard been the header photo? I LOVE it!

P.S. I will now always think of you as an Ent.

Woody said...

The postcard is brand-spankin' new. It's based on one of the photos we took on our "big loop" vacation last year when Tamara got baptized. It's the sort of thing I do when I'm up all night working on a toothache.

Cameron said...

Very taken with the new look, man. It's cleaner, tighter, and refreshingly free of yellow. Dig the header, too (what program did you use?)