Pretty Nice Weekend

It’s a beautiful day today, and I’m sitting out on the deck in the shade, drinking a cup of coffee. R’s soaking up the sun in one of those fold-up camping chairs we picked up in Algonquin last year. One of the cats is outside on a leash — China’s been surprisingly adventurous today. She’s much less afraid than she usually is.
I took some nice pictures of the yard today, and I’ll see if I can get them online in a little while. I’m working from the Netbook Pro today, so no image editing software or standard-sized USB port (note to self – if there’s a compact flash to memory stick adapter, I should look into it).
Went to Starlight last night –this is getting to be part of the weekly routine, it seems. Slightly different crowd than is usually there. The hipsters are disappearing, and are being replaced with jocks, fratboys, and loud, annoying chix. Three of the latter pushed past me in the bar lineup, and elbowed me in the ribs, trying to clear some space for themselves. Then one of them started bitching at me for getting served before she did. What can I say? I’m a regular now — also, I was here first….
Did some minor blog modifications last night. I thought it might be neater to keep the blog in a subfolder, instead of leaving it integrated as part of the main site. The benefits of this are that everything’s nicely modular, like the Missinglinks page, and it might get treated like a separate blog on some of the ping sites. It was pretty easy to do, since MovableType allows you to export entries and import them at the click of a button (and the creation of an import/ folder in the mt/ directory, but I digress…).
Also fixed a problem with not being able to post comments on the Missinglinks page. Someone emailed me and pointed it out. Apparently, in my zeal to stop comment spamming on MT, I added a blank entry to my banned IP list, effectively banning everyone. It took me a little while to figure this out, and I spent many minutes perusing the MT scripts to figure out where this “You are not allowed to post comments” error message was coming from. So that’s fixed now. And here I was wondering why I wasn’t getting spammed for the past month.

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