Just to throw this into the collective pool, I thought I’d put in an
entry on how the freshly-renovated plumbing in Chateau Blarg works. When
it gets down to it I think a toadstool could probably figure this out
and improve on it, but here it is; you need PHP and symlinks for this
to work, but that’s about it.
‹?php readfile("../../header.html") ?›
‹?php readfile("../../slogan.html") ?›
‹?php readfile("daily.html") ?›
‹?php readfile("../../tailer.html") ?›
There it is. Put that in your weblog’s root directory, call it something
and symlink index.php from the year/month subdirectory to whatever you
call it. Have your daily entries link to themselves. My header file
includes the stylesheet and the title, and the little bit that puts
“Mike Hoye” in the upper-right corner there. The tailer.html file is
where I keep the sidebar over on the left side, and all the necessary
In the root directory, my actual index.php file is one line:
This I adjust when the month rolls over.
That’s it, that’s the whole thing. I’m looking at PHP for some more
elaborate stuff, like the rotating-slogan stuff that Shaver and Phil’s
blogs employ (“Rug Czar”. Heh.) but for the moment, I’m happy with it
Alex sent me this, which made me feel a little bit better:
To be ethically ashamed of not being severely affected by seeing pain
is to diminish the ethics of professional medical workers who are not
severely affected by seeing pain themselves. I think it’s more correct
to see your reaction as a rare ability to do the right thing in a crisis.
I toyed for a while with the idea of exploring the difference between
ethics and morals as they relate to the phrase “ethically ashamed”,
which I think is a phrase carrying a lot of overhead, but that
will have to wait until I can get CVS working on this machine. No
reason, really, I just want to fix CVS first. As always, I
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