The move is complete — you’re now reading a Movable Type-run site. I fully expect there to be a few things that I’ll still need to fix around here, but for the most part, the major functionality is in place. I’m loving the new system, and you can soon expect to read a little bit about what it took to make the move.

If you find anything broken, please feel free to leave a comment here, or drop me a line.

(Oh, and TrackBack is pretty much enabled throughout the place, so if you want to use it, feel free.)


I get your “outdated web browser message” but I’m not using an old browser, I’m using Mozilla on the Mac. I could see your old page fine, so it has to be something in the new template.

• Posted by: JS on Aug 16, 2002, 10:47 PM

Yeah, I just realized that the CSS link has the hostname hardcoded into it, which means that if you’re visiting via the temporary new URL (, it still tries to get the CSS stylesheet from the wrong host.

I’ve changed it so that the CSS link is relative to the host that served the page — I don’t think that that’s allowed in the spec, but it’s working for right now. I’ll change it back to spec once the new domain name takes effect on everyone’s servers.

• Posted by: Jason on Aug 16, 2002, 10:54 PM

Jason, totally bad-ass. Nice work.

Oh, and you need to chance your comments page template to load the stylesheet.

• Posted by: Mike on Aug 17, 2002, 12:01 AM

Mike: alas, I can’t do that easily — the comments page need a <base> element in the header, so that the internal links within comments are pointed to the proper webserver (the weblog server, rather than the Movable Type server). That totally fuckers the CSS stylesheet, though.

On the bright side, the proper DNS listing for should propagate out by tomorrow evening at the latest, since I had the time-to-live on the authoritative entry set to 24 hours.

• Posted by: Jason on Aug 17, 2002, 12:04 AM

Ah, I see.

Now, where’s the RSS feed link to I can add Q to my BlogHog favorites list?

• Posted by: Mike on Aug 17, 2002, 1:17 AM (for RSS 0.91), or (for RSS 1.0).

Guess I should put that onto a page somewhere…

• Posted by: Jason on Aug 17, 2002, 1:21 AM

On that note, the links in both of your RSS files link directly to the individual archive pages (eg., which aren’t styled. Just thought you should know.

• Posted by: Neil on Aug 17, 2002, 1:24 AM

Thanks, Neil — fixed. (I overlooked those two files when I made my move to server-side includes on the template for the site.)

• Posted by: Jason on Aug 17, 2002, 1:34 AM

Looks good! Now how soon are you going to become Ben and Mena’s evil nemesis? ‘Cause I’m gonna miss that part.

• Posted by: Dan Hartung on Aug 17, 2002, 4:50 AM

Dan, I’m hoping it doesn’t come to that. :)

Another update: I fixed a few Opera-related problems today. (I thought CSS was going to let me not have to work around bugs in browsers!)

• Posted by: Jason on Aug 17, 2002, 3:29 PM

Did Jason become That Other Person’s evil nemesis, or did That Other Person become Jason’s after Jason made a few (not unreasonable) requests?

• Posted by: Brennan on Aug 17, 2002, 10:35 PM
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