Someday our children will ask: Where were you? RT @TweetSmarter: Reminder!! 5 HOURS of Twitter maintenance begins 2 hours from now
Scheduled Twitter outage coming shortly. So basically just a normal evening on Twitter. #failwhale
Apparently somebody got married today in upstate New York, or something. #chelseaocolypse
Got an email from BabyCenter titled “Your 2-Year-Old: The Power of “‘No’.” Could double as analysis of GOP policy platform. #whoneedsideas
.@Sean_Callahan Do the players get individual iPads for personal use? If so, is that an “extra benefit” for NCAA violation purposes?
RT @Sean_Callahan: Pretty cool…Ndamukong Suh donated 123 ipads to the Nebraska football team making them the first known pro or college team to have them.
RT @dmataconis: If you think the “The Imperial Presidency” didn’t come into existence until 1/20/09, you haven’t been paying attention for the past 60 years
RT @warbiany: I think Bill and Hillary are whores for power and fame, but I’ve got nothing against Chelsea. Well-wishes and congrats to her today.
“You’re really good at sharing, Daddy.” –Loyette, after I gave her a piece of my bagel. #awww
By Brendan Loy
As you’ll undoubtedly notice, I’ve made some major blog layout changes. I’m not in love with the return of the three-column layout, but I’ve concluded it’s a necessary evil, so that I can keep tweets on the homepage — thus keeping the site fresh when I’m not blogging much — while preventing them from overrunning the main body of the blog, as has been happening with increasing frequency. Bonus: this will help facilitate the auto-importing of Becky’s tweets — coming soon! [UPDATE: Becky auto tweet import now up & running!]
The whole direct tweet-to-blog thing has always been an uneasy and imperfect arrangement, all the moreso as I’ve become a more prolific tweeter. I find that concerns about an overrun homepage constantly affect both the way I tweet (there have been way too many tweets lately containing the characters *# — that prevents them from posting to the blog) and the way I blog. So I want to try something different. And I think I have the leeway to do so, since I see from my stats that 1024×768 is pretty much the minimum screen resolution of my blog audience, so expanding the page width from 835px to 985px hopefully won’t pose too much of a problem.
Anyway. bottom line, all of my tweets (and
soon, Becky’s) will appear in the sidebar at right. A handful of selected tweets will occasionally appear in the main body of the blog, when I choose to emphasize them, along with FriendFeed links. (There’s more there right now than there will usually be, because we’re in a transitional phase.)
I’ll have more to say later, probably. For now, I’m still doing a lot of tinkering — this is definitely a work in progress. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome.