Monday, 01 November 2004, 11:04:06 EST

I have made some more changes to this this site. Foremost, I finally fixed it so new months don't start with a blank page until I have a chance to post. The last time I tried to do this my solution broke the archives in strange ways that I still don't understand. This time, however, it works just fine. The solution was extremely simple and I have no idea why I didn't think of it before. Basically, if a month has less than five posts the front page is built so that it has a maximum of five posts. The older posts disappear from the front page one by one until the current month has reached at least five posts.

The other change is in how the archives are navigated. I removed the cumbersome drop-down box and replaced the "Search Archives" link with an "Archives" link. This is a better way to do it for several reasons.

  1. It is easier for all clients to navigate.
  2. It integrates the archive searching with the list of available archives in a more cohesive manner.
  3. It allows me to more easily create spiffy layouts for the site.

Also, I want to make a correction to the previous post. I incorrectly used the term "rock and roll" throughout the whole post. I should have been using either "hard rock [and roll]" or "heavy metal". I realize that Guns N' Roses is not rock-n-roll in the traditional sense and the point I was trying to make was nonsensical in that regard.


"Hair band" rock and roll you mean!

Posted by Jason on Monday, 01 November 2004, 11:19:03 EST.

No, that would be other "bands" that were popular at the time. They were straight up rock.

Posted by James Sumners on Monday, 01 November 2004, 12:57:23 EST.

Im sorry dude, but THIS is a classic hair band:

Posted by Jason on Monday, 01 November 2004, 18:37:38 EST.

Nah, this is a hair band :) --

GNR was a real band at the end of the hair band era :P

Posted by James Sumners on Monday, 01 November 2004, 21:03:26 EST.