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doing stuff to me

Though it lingers in the caches of myriad anonymous server farms, I’ve deleted half of francesdath.info for good. My first website, all done in Flash, and evolved over time as I learned what I was doing, video and pictures, black and white minimalism is gone. Now it’s only the half-a-day hacked together skeletal html in monaco font and big dial-up hating background images.

When given a choice, everyone went for the static html version anyway, and I really didn’t like looking at the awful pick-and-choose index page, so much easier to just shift the whole thing up a folder level and make the site what is seen anyway.

Sometime I’ll get around to putting up a couple of other new works there, and maybe some more photos and video, though I like the spartan aspect of it now. Actually I’m thinking of just putting up the DVD of my my work to download, 6 gig of content. Anyway, I don’t even know why I mention it … blogging to fill the vacuum.

a bit of a test

I spent the morning upgrading my blog software to Movable Type 3.34, possibly a stupid move but it seemed like a good idea at the time. So I guess the absence or presence of this post will unequivocally indicate the success of said venture, and let me know just how much of staring-at-code I’ll be doing in the coming days.

The search is kind of working again, but I can’t find the template so instead you get ugly Movable Type default I-have-no-style style. I’m going to change to a different search engine though, as the MT one is like a neanderthal bludgeoning a Louis XIV chair with a stone club. So, any weirdness is my fault, and seducing me with chocolate will assist the weirdness in going away sooner.

edit …

Mostly working. I’m also changing the search engine to Fast Search, but I am lazy and can’t imagine I’ll get it finished today. So … no search.