1. Discussion continues at OT on the momentous question of replacing the Mystery Person. Though, dismayingly, the OGs are as so often caught up with matters of lesser import – as though anyone’s opinions at the blog on a so-called issue of the day will have any effect on anything – such conversation as we’ve had has produced one innovation that I like enough to have already introduced here, and that I would nominate for OT site branding going forward (if anyone there cared – I have my doubts). Laddies and Gentlepersons, I give you…
2. Hierzulande: I’m continuing to play with new comment-featuring approaches, beginning with the question of how best to set “extraordinary comments” apart where they appear in threads and in the “State of the Discussion,” and eventually in “Comments This Thread” and “Commenter Archives.” So, apologies to those who encounter changes in midstream. After I have something I like well enough, I’ll move on to creating sidebar and page displays, and, for the purpose, highlighting some past commenting greatest hits.
I could perform these experiments in a development rather than production environment, but, for one thing, I’ve invited some Ordinarians to view the results here (to little avail, thusfar, Vikram and Will excepted) prior to possible application at OT. For another, I’ve been meaning to do this work for a long time. For a third thing, it’s not as though the fate of the world or of anything else hinges on this blog being pixel perfect 100% of the time or even ever, so why not experiment?
3. Auch: Now, I know that my two fans would like me to get back to writing: I’m getting ready to get ready to do that, but I think, since the posts I’d most like to post are “Untimely Posts” anyway, and the main exception is a major project that relates to these web design projects, I think I’ll do it in conjunction with the next WordPress rabbit I pull out of my bowler: “Subscribe to Forthcoming Posts” or “Post Published Notifications” or some such – haven’t decided on the name yet.