The First of Many Frequent Updates

In what will be the first of many frequent updates, we look at the current state of my blosxom blog!

Well, I've got that out of my system. Phew. I've been playing around with a couple of plug-ins for Blosxom, and you can see the output of some of them on the left. I'll probably end up ditching the calendar, since there's not a lot of point when "frequent" is likely to mean once a week or so.

Two other plug-ins you can't directly see. They are flavourdir, which allows you to put flavour files (which are more or less HTML templates) in a sub-directory so they don't litter the blog root dir, and timezone, which allows me to display time stamps (the "Posted at" time below) in my local timezone (Australian Eastern Daylight at the moment).

In other news, not directly related to Blosxom... Last week was quite eventful at work. On Monday, I resigned! I've decided to do some contracting for a while, for the dual benefits of some more in-depth J2EE development experience, and a much-improved cash-flow picture. Yeah, yeah, I know, security, blah blah... but things definitely seem to be picking up in the local market, so I'm not too worried about my medium-term outlook.

On the home front, things are moving along at a rapid pace. Jo has been buying and putting up blinds, which is much more convincing than the sheets we have had on the windows. I've been doing some traditional blokey stuff, pulling up the temporary fencing from the backyard and turning a small patch of hardened clay into soil. That's not as much fun as it sounds, and I have a whole new appreciation for the term "back-breaking work". I'll no longer be applying it to debugging even the worst spaghetti code.