The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Sunday, June 29, 2003


For my fellow HTML-challenged netizens...

Ikram Saeed shares a few tips for those who are more comfortable with making blog content than making code. I’m definitely in that camp.

My cluelessness is not due to any sort of aversion to things computational—it’s more like web rustiness. When I started blogging last year, I hadn’t written a snippet of HTML since 1997. Most of the tags that I used in my postings were from those days when the (much smaller) web community were ooohing and aaahing over then then-new <font size=""> and colour tags (and the hated BLINK.) If you asked me last year about CSS, RSS, XHTML, or any of what’s now considered de rigeur on the Web and in the weblog world, I’d profess ignorance. Now, I’m catching up to the web of 2003. Interesting to say the least.

NEXT PROJECT: setting up an RSS feed through David Janes’s BlogMatrix so that you’ll be able to read up in your aggregator of choice. The Scrum has already found its way into BlogMatrix without human intervention, so I suppose that it’s time to take advantage.

UPDATE: The long-contemplated RSS feed is set up. I think. I’m pretty sure. At least I think that I’ve followed the directions. If it works—or doesn’t—in your aggregator, send me some e-mail (the commenting system is still out of service.)

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