Friday, December 09, 2011

Recent changes to the ethecofem website.

In case any of you have recently started reading ethecofem, we are a blog. Simple folk really: four, occasionally less or more little blogsters hoping that their words are relevant in the expanding blogosphere. With this in mind, I am posting a few informative updates about the website structure.

The default font for everything was recently changed to Arial, twelve and one-half point at #111111. Because you know, it's not such a bad font at all. [Perhaps I'm not a huge fan of the droopy capital R, but it still beats that wanker Helvetica any day of the week.]

Unlike the cods of Washington who can't seem to get anything done, ethecofem has successfully engaged in label reform. The dilemma of choosing which labels to keep and discard is between the metatextual doozies that provide ironic commentary ["Lee Doren is a dumbass"] and the simplistically accurate tidbits for which I have opted to dispay in the tag cloud [simply "Lee Doren"]. This actually started as a simple project but got dragged out because of Blogger's concatenative selection mechanism, and thus error-prone labelling system. In continuum, the number of tags located at the bottom of the page will be whittled down by hundreds. Also, in the left gallery, there are author-specific tags: this is a bastardized implementation of a previous idea that the tabs below the header should perform this function. Perhaps in the future, people mentioned in posts will get a Concerning list.

In case you are so impressed by this amazing website, do not forget about our presence on all the "cool" and "hip" pages of the internet. We are now into plussing [not as successfully as I'd hope], tweeting, force-feeding, bitlying, facebooking,  and almost any other noun that doubles as a verb. Of course we also put tried and tested methods such as flogging one's blog posts in the town square in play as well.

Last item: I copied this picture from the "Sharing + Disqussing" tab. Perhaps you have not seen it already. It describes the action of mentioning someone in the official, Disqus context. First off, have you heard the Good News? ¡You do not need a Disqus account to comment! Alabanzas al Señor. However, if you are interested in continuity of discussion, I beg you to use the mention function as it (a) allows you to notify someone of involucration in a comment, and (b) give visual cues to someone scanning ethecofem's flattened threads of what's happening.