One down, one to — uh-oh

When last we left the Grand Wiki Adventure, things were more or less under control, though Trini was waxing wroth about various duly-marked horizontal bars that failed to materialize on a page she’d written. (Which turned out to be a page I’d written several years ago and forgotten about; however, she did all the wikificationary stuff.) I played around with the code for a few minutes, elicited no improvements, loaded up Safari, where it looked just fine, and pronounced it “Mozilla’s fault.” She professed to be content with that explanation.

Inevitably, management hopes for Phase 3: Profit. Unfortunately, this means there has to be a Phase 2, and it will incorporate intracompany bloggage as a supplement to (not in lieu of, alas) the usual staff gatherings. And while the blog system in Domino is geared toward getting complete idjits posting stuff in no time at all, not an inconsiderable virtue in most environments, those of us who resent the hell out of default templates that don’t yield easily to modification (translation: “those of us who are spoiled by WordPress”) find ourselves sputtering in frustration; if this goes on, I may have to bribe/cajole/clone/kidnap Ed Brill.


  1. Ed Brill »

    6 May 2009 · 12:19 pm

    actually, the Domino blogging template can fairly easily be customized… the developer Steve Castledine, who blogs at, assures me that almost any WordPress template can be applied to Dominoblog. Now, he hasn’t actually *done* that yet for me, but soon we hope to go to a new design based straight from a WordPress one.

  2. CGHill »

    7 May 2009 · 8:43 pm

    Trini is busy doing exactly that in her 0.6 minutes of free time each day.

    I consider myself fortunate to have found the default stylesheet. (Now, of course, I can screw around with it.)

  3. Scott »

    9 May 2009 · 12:46 pm

    This makes me cry. My idiot admin at MegaGigantiCo can’t even fix the Notes web client so I can do attachments, much less send me an actual Notes client. “What is this Ubuntu you speak of? Sounds like something weird.”

    I swear, I feel like I’m back in 1985 with a screen-scraped CICS transaction on a PC3270. Wholly tiresome.

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