The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 February 2005

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Well, not exactly, but I decided that since all the archives have the content on the left, the main page probably ought to have the content on the left, so I switched the two columns. I can't imagine this being a problem for anyone, but then I am told I am lacking in imagination.

Posted at 9:52 AM to Blogorrhea

You could've switched the archives to having the content on the right. Although that would have required coming up with something to put under the goldfinch.

Other than The Daily Oklahoman, at any rate.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:13 AM on 27 February 2005

Yeah, but that would require rebuilding four thousand files instead of one. Never underestimate the power of applied laziness.

Posted by: CGHill at 11:18 AM on 27 February 2005

Aggghhh! You know I don't handle change well...

Posted by: LilRed at 1:24 PM on 27 February 2005

Am I leaning? I think I feel a strange pulling sensation. I hate change!!!!!!!

Posted by: Dizzy at 2:39 PM on 27 February 2005

Your site is backwards now. I've grown accustomed to your sidebar being on the left. (Your politics, I assume, are still firmly planted in the center.)

Posted by: timekeeper at 3:04 PM on 27 February 2005

If this switch gives you fits, be warned that the next version (still in its "This isn't even close to being finished") stage will be well-nigh unrecognizable.

Posted by: CGHill at 3:20 PM on 27 February 2005

Whoa. I think that this is most dramatic style change that I've ever seen at Dustbury.

Works for me.

Posted by: David at 9:22 PM on 27 February 2005

I found a copy of the version 4.5 front page, from March 1999, sitting around in the archives; it's a darn good thing I didn't put it up. (We're talking serious eyestrain here.)

Posted by: CGHill at 9:32 PM on 27 February 2005

Didn't you have it this way a little while ago?

Posted by: Vickie at 5:01 AM on 28 February 2005

It's been this way before; in fact, I think I set up everything that way for the first Movable Type installation in 2002, for which I designated the front page as version 8. (We're up to 8.9 now.)

Posted by: CGHill at 6:32 AM on 28 February 2005

Charles, do you have a beard in this universe? (And am I clean-shaven?)

Posted by: Michael Bates at 11:45 PM on 28 February 2005

I've had a beard since I was 15, and every morning (with the exception of seven days in 1985, about which the less said the better) I've hacked it off with a blade.

Oh, that's not what you meant? Sorry.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:32 AM on 1 March 2005


What did he mean then?

And do you know we have our third snowstorm in seven days? And do you know we're having another one in a few more? And do you know after being cooped up in my house for a month post-surgery, that I am ready to claw somebody's eyes out?

Posted by: Vickie at 7:52 AM on 1 March 2005

It's one of those parallel universes beloved of science-fiction writers, in which things are just slightly different: I have a beard (and probably am a tad underweight), Chris Rock is a white guy, and winter in New England ends promptly on Valentine's Day. (This is, of course, why it's called "science fiction.")

Posted by: CGHill at 8:22 AM on 1 March 2005