Blog Notes

No post tonight, because I spent a lot of time today working on my site redesign.  I’m afraid most of the time went for naught.  I am getting pretty close to completion, though, and when the new design goes live, I would like feedback on it.  I will miss some design elements of the current site, and I am still working with the new design to make it look better.  It is more functional than the present site, but it is not as pretty, and I’m afraid I’ll have to sacrifice there.  (On the other hand, maybe I need to get a book on PHP programming…)

One more note: Remember when I wrote about Timothy Sykes forthcoming book?  No?  Oh well, it’s for sale now, and there is a link at the bottom of this post.

Oh, wait, one more off-topic comment: be sure and check out this new feature at Google Maps.  Suppose I wanted to go from Baltimore to Milwaukee, but I wanted to go through Indianapolis.  I can type in “21042 to 53005” to generate a map, but then I can drag the path to Indianapolis, and it calculates the optimal path.  Other applications: you are looking at your work commute, and find that the optimal path goes through a construction zone.  You can drag the path to avoid the zone, and it calculates a new optimal path.  Pretty neat.