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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, May 23, 2004


Bad Start

One of those basic electioneering ruiles: when the election is called, hit the ground running. NDP leader Jack Layton seemed to be doing so out on the campaign trail, bien sur -- the man is a performer, is he not? The party's website isn't, though. Two poorly formatted columns that more-or-less duplicate one another, with all sorts of broken links to pages and images. That won't impress anyone looking for information on the party -- you can hear it now... How can I expect these guys to run a government if they can't even deliver a bloody website?

Here's another bitch: where's the frigging platform? I can find wordy rhetoric about some "issues" from the link of the same name (or is it this "issues" link?), and even a piece of the platform from one of the working frontpage links, but not the full document.

UPDATE: The Dippers have gotten their site more-or-less in order. Hope you like your campaign websites green. Fluorescent green.

Someone wanna call the webmaster?
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