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Monday, August 21, 2006

Status

Hi folks,

This past week has been insane for me as classes get underway, as I've been heavily involved in the new graduate student orientation procedures at my university. This has resulted in me being unable to commit much (any, really) time towards the blog. I'll try to remedy this in the coming days, with profiles on the recent arrivals to the team and other news.

JD just pointed out that my permanent links were broken, apparently the result of my incomplete "upgrade" of the blog to the new blogger templates. To fix this, I've had to switch over to one of their templates, which I'm finding to be far less customizable than before. But that created all sorts of other problems. Most obviously, it killed my previous site layout, including all of my links to the left. Those are replacable though. The bigger problem is that the main text window is now absurdly small -- I had edited it it to be a decent width in the previous build. The result is that many of the tables I've historically been using are now running off the page. Very irritating.

Apparently they will restore the ability to directly edit the template soon, but how soon I can't say--hopefully within the month. In the meantime, I'm going to see if I can come up with some workarounds, which may involve alternate means of posting my data (using "pre" html tags and such). We'll see what I can come up with.