Spring Skin

April 8th, 2008 | admin

Ariana’s just rolled out this season’s redesign of the site. Yeah, we do it seasonally now. We’re just that stupid and easily bored. So if you hate it, just wait three months. This time around, I decided I wanted a big change in theme rather than design (although Ariana’s built all kinds of clever bits into it). This summer, we’ll probably go nuts. Right now, it’s spring, and we’re just waking up.

Thanks, Ariana. Again.


March 25th, 2008 | admin

Of course, with spring now supposedly here (he said, looking outside at the snow), it’s time for the seasonal site redesign, and Ariana and I started talking about that last night.

I tend to go, in stages, from maximal to minimal and back again. I’m currently on the backswing up to maximalism. As tempting as tumblelogging always is — and if there were a way to port the radical new Silo Tumblr design to WordPress, I’d be all over it — I always grow too fascinated with the swirl of information in which we netlife live. And find myself wanting to replicate and/or depict the sense of that.

So…yeah. Reskin comes soonish. Stuff will probably break.

I think I’m going to start a little mp3blogging again, too.


March 25th, 2008 | admin

Okay. If everything’s gone to plan, then the site should be up and running at a new ISP, having jettisoned Dreamhost for good. My last conversation with Dreamhost having convinced me once and for all that they’re a gang of chimps. Note for the future, guys — when you send someone a nastygram telling them they’re overusing system resources, and that person writes back to ask what system resources, replying with the equivalent of "I dunno. Stuff" really just makes you look like wankers.


March 23rd, 2008 | admin

This site may disappear for a few hours. Maintenance is being performed. Do not tremble. All is well. We have the technology.


March 4th, 2008 | admin, brainjuice

Sort of. I’m on a tiny, beautiful ThinkPad provided by Avatar Press, connecting through a tiny, crappy mobile-broadband USB dongle. I am, as they say, running on impulse speed right now, and will probably remain so for the next few days.

Bloggery will recommence in the morning. Slowly.


(Or not.)