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

Monday, February 02, 2004



... a lot of things, actually. First, I’d let the blogroll get mildewy, and so there were a lot of out-of-date links. They should all be working; you know where to report ‘em. Added a few more blogs, including Jim Elve’s Officially Unofficial, Don Macfarlane’s Revolutionary Moderation, and finally, (give ‘im a big Vancouver Scrum Cheering Section Cheer, folks) Andrew Coyne’s untitled veeblefetzer. All regular reads. On the other side of the border, check out Whiskey Bar (spelled as an American or Irishman would…) by the mysterious Billmon.

Eliminated a bit of ugly-looking code that served no purpose except to tie up bandwidth, stuck the main BlogsCanada site under the “directories” heading, and got rid of odd looking duplicates. Finally, the Atom feed is up. What the hell is that? Some sort of syndication/summarizing apparatus a la RSS. I think. It looks like something that you can plug into AmphetaDesk or NewzCrawler (or whatever the hell it is that Mac users use) and pull down a summary of this site. This site apparently tells you all about Atom, and if you don’t pay attention to the guts of web publishing, it may make you declare that you’d rather study advanced macroeconomics instead. Dean Allen’s description of Atom is more entertaining, but I see no evidence of his claims about Atom’s capabilities. Yet.

This much I do know: The stuff found by clicking the “ATOM XML” button in the sidebar looks like a site summary. It’s more detailed than what I was getting off of the BlogMatrix RSS scraping service, and more timely. There’s no button for it in Taylor McKnight’s giant blog button package, so I rolled my own over here. Also, it seems to work. What else do I need to know?

I now pronounce myself geeked out for the day. Good night.
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