I’m already getting sick of this layout, it’s too much like the last one. In the near future I’ll upgrade WordPress and start hacking away at a new theme. For those that have requested themes and whatnot, Fork for K2 will be along shortly. And to those that think I don’t spend any time with my plugins, flickrRSS 3.0 should be along soon too (be prepared to break your old installs, muahaha).
I created a little page awhile ago that allows you to retrieve your Flickr userid number or groupid number. It actually gets used — mostly for WordPress plugins, but you can also use it for other things like embedding Flash slideshows in your site. I’ve moved the page to idGettr.com and created a Flickeresque design for it.
Khoi Vinh is the new design director at the NYT. Look for the gold standard in newspaper web-design to shape up.
It’s Ketchup Week. I’ve been at home, which may explain the lack of updates. Should be back in Kingston tomorrow afternoon, the pace should pick up a bit.
Feed Icons. The popularity of Matt’s icon pack led him to create a stand-alone site to grab them from.
Greg has posted the new Airbag Industries wallpaper to go with his header. Grab it now for halftoney goodness.
A 1946 propoganda film comparing democracy and despotism. You feel kind of dirty after watching it. Your community may be headed towards despotism when economic distribution favours the wealthy and information is controlled by the few. Uh oh.
The IE7 team recently announced that they’re adopting the Firefox feed icon to create consistency across browsers. It’s about time, those oranage xml and rss chiclets were ass-ugly. In response, Matt Brett has whipped up some fancy full-size feed icons (in Photoshop and Illustrator format) that you can use on your site.
Creating your own trippy nebulous desktop wallpaper is relatively easy. The only tool you need is a painting program capable of drawing gradients and maintaining multiple layers (Photoshop, PaintShop or Gimp all fit the bill nicely).
Merlin describes his txt setup. I’ve tried a variety of solutions, but will probably end up here in the next little while. So much of my time is spent in a text-editor these days, that it just makes sense. Ideally, it would be nice to get it rsynced to my server so I can access the files anywhere.