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2010: You Say Two Thousand Ten, I Say Twenty Ten

We all say Happy New Year!

This first post for 2010 brings more blog-template cleanup.  I need to post something to confirm that the template is working, and here it is.

  1. I moved the change history of the template, a long comment, to the end of the template page so that it should not interfere with blog-page loading (so much).  You should not observe any evidence of this unless you View Source on the blog page.
  2. The sidebar Atom Feed link stopped being filled in correctly by Blogger.  I have no idea how long that has been going on, although there are ways to check by looking at old posts.  I simply replaced the special template codes with the correct absolute links.
  3. I added an Associated Sites list of links as a companion to the Associated Blogs list.  I removed Associated Blogs that I do not author.  I am not sure what to do for links to blogs of friends now.  Something else is called for.
  4. I don’t know what happened with Technorati and I don’t know how to fix it.  But using Technorati tags doesn’t seem to be useful.  The Technorati insert on the blog sidebar has gone invisible and I have no idea if it has any function.  I am going to attempt to use de.licio.us tags and see what that accomplishes.

I am making these adjustments to this, my longest-standing blog, so that I can then ripple the same adjustments to other blogs.  That will induce my priming the pump with a new post on each of those as I proceed.

Update 2010-01-02T12:47: Well, I have no idea how making del.icio.us tags accomplishes anything.  Perhaps I need a place to “ping.”  What I do know is that although Windows Live Writer things comma-separated tag lists are sufficient, del.icio.us doesn’t deal with spaces or “+” as space at all.  That’s why you see the wonderful use of “_” characters in this repost.  I think I still don’t have it figured out.  I’ll settle for this serving as an example of system incoherence, for now.

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