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Wednesday Oddities

Limestone Pavement

  • It’s taken me a while, but I’ve finally removed the final traces of the Movable Type/Melody installation from the server, and deleted the databases (after a customary backup of course). It’s been nearly 6 months since I switched away from Melody and I’m not planning on going back – WordPress just works so much better for me.
  • I’ve finally resurrected a public blogroll list, which you’ll see on the right hand side of pages, below the advertising. Alas it’s significantly pruned from some years ago, as many blogs that I used to read have been abandoned or disappeared altogether, which is a bit of a shame. Blogging isn’t just as popular as it used to be, it seems.
  • Firefox 8 came out yesterday – the latest release in the new ‘rapid release’ cycle. It does seem a little more sluggish than Firefox 7 but I can’t come up with anything measurable. Allegedly it’s more stable than Firefox 7 and on the first run it’ll also offer to disable any extensions that have been installed by third-part applications (i.e. those that you haven’t installed yourself as a user). It’s also the first gold release which gets 100/100 on the Acid3 test, although it’s a bit slow at rendering some parts so it’s not a perfect pass. HTML5 support has improved but it doesn’t yet support the full specification yet – in particular, new input methods such as colour pickers and number selectors haven’t been implemented.
  • And normally I’d try to write a fourth bullet point but I’ve run out of things to say. Some other bits will be in separate posts shortly.

One Comment

  1. Still not entirely sure what to do with my blog. My entries have slowed to a crawl. Two in a month. Seems to be on life support. Maybe a switch of blogging software will be the kick in the pants I need to get the creative writing flowing again. Maybe.