1. Aral Balkan: Funny to think my first blog ever was plain static HTML, then a custom full-Flash site, then b2/Wordpress, and now plain static HTML again.

    aral I find I go in similar “abstraction loops” for many things. Start off basic → try out an abstraction → try out a higher abstraction → and another → get tired of abstractions, return to the original/something similar. The process always informs me in useful ways, however horrible the intermediate results are ;)

  2. Laura Kalbag: Avatars. Do they add anything to comments, or are they a waste of space?

    laurakalbag they add significant value to conversations, as they provide a recognisable visual indication of who is speaking and where each comment starts/ends. I am inclined against comments, but would recommend having avatars if you do :)

  3. Just pushed a plugin which auto–populates the <ins> and <del> elements with their little–known datetime and cite attributes. Hopefully, coupled with my article update histories and a bit of , this’ll allow for some native-HTML version control type stuff.

  4. Aral Balkan: Realising I‘ve come full circle to having a hand‐crafted static site, just like I did in 1999 :) http://t.co/cCVgd751 DayGlo colours FTW.

    aral you were into popup ads then, right? :D Or is that tripod’s fault?

    Always nice to see people’s early work :)

  5. Doing a mass find-and-replace operation on the Perch Blog app so I can have more than one running at the same time. If you want to do something similar, here are the strings you need to replace:

    • blogyourName
    • BlogYourName
    • perch_blogyourPrefix_yourName
    • PerchBlogYourName

    And then obviously rename the .class.php files and activate as you would any other app.

  6. Earlier, aral wittily quipped:

    The CMS I use for my personal sites is called a file system. You might have heard of it.

    I disagree with this premise. Useful and easy as filesystems are, without a wrapper like Jekyll they don’t manage content (resources), they manage representations (typically HTML).

  7. Laura Kalbag: That was 15 comments I fished out of spam. Loads of them talking about Louis Vuitton handbags, though I'm not sure why… ;)

    laurakalbag you mean you spend time doing… reverse spam filtering?! Doesn’t that negate the usefulness of spam filters completely? Personally I am inclined against leaving comments on other sites anyway, it may keep conversations in the same place but it fragments my identity. Hence developing Own Your Comments