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(Late) Spring Cleaning

For those of you reading this at NoahBrier.com you’ll note things look fairly different around here. For those of you who get the RSS feed a) you’ll have noticed a whole bunch of new entries pop up and b) click over to the homepage and check it out.

Anyway, I wanted to give a little explanation for what’s going on:

  1. I wanted a new look. The other one had been around for about a year and a half and I was getting bored. If you miss it, you can still see it on every page other than the homepage, where I haven’t gotten around to switching things over yet.
  2. I have changed the “sidenotes” thing. Lately I’ve been pretty busy and haven’t been able to blog as much as I would like. However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t had lots of ideas and done a bunch of reading. The old format, which was just a straight feed from my del.icio.us, wasn’t really doing the trick. So the idea for this new format is to do short posts, mostly around links and other assorted stuff, kind of like those links roundup I do every so often. The other big decision was to include them in the main RSS feed. I don’t plan to post them that often, so I hope it won’t get to overwhelming, but if it does I’ll go back to the old version.
  3. I really wanted to better integrate the email subscription mechanism (now in the header).
  4. I really wanted a print and email buttons (now attached to each post . . . don’t love the solution for email, but I’ll keep working on that).

So I think that’s it. Pop on over to the site and let me know what you think. If you have any thoughts on how to improve it, I’d love to hear them. I will try to roll out the rest of the site over the new week or two. Thanks for the patience.

November 28, 2007