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Face Lift

Posted by Rick · July 27th, 2003 · 2 Comments

The Winkola website (a.k.a. “Unspun™”) is about to undergo a facelift. The first movement in that direction is that (as you can see) the blog is currently the main page of the site. I haven’t decided whether to leave it that way or not. But, for now, that’s how it is.

After all, it’s the only part of the site that really changes much. It’s also the part I care most about people seeing. So it’s appropriate that it be the main page, I think.

The old stuff (my personal image galleries, articles or stories I wrote before the existence of blogs, etc.) may be revamped and incorporated into this site again. If so, it will probably be as links off the main blog page.

I think I’ll leave the blog up front.

For those who didn’t know, I’m actually maintaining three sites right now:

I’m slowly transitioning from being a techie (see résumé) to being a law student. TechStop™ was primarily a vehicle through which I published, taught and occasionally consulted on IT projects. It’s being re-done (slowly) to include resources for law types, including students and practicing lawyers, with an emphasis on technology law, Cyberlaw or whatever you’d like to call it. [Update 12/21/2005: Currently, I’ve taken TechStop™ down after moving to a new hosting company. I’m unsure when it will be back up.]
Hollis Best Senate of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, International
A web site I maintain in my capacity as “Clerk of the Web” for the local Senate of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, International at San Joaquin College of Law.
Winkola’s Winding Way: Unspun™
The site you’re reading now!

Two of the sites are powered by MovableType which I’m slowly learning. One is powered by pMachine Pro, which I’m sorry to say seems (to me, anyway) to be a pain in the neck to maintain/modify.

I also recently purchased Dreamweaver MX—the Hollis Best Site was built mostly with Dreamweaver 4, well before I knew how to use it properly. I decided to buy Dreamweaver MX and read a book or two about it before hopefully using it to maintain all three sites now. The problem appears to be with getting it to integrate well with MovableType (and I haven’t even attempted to integrate it with pMachine yet!). To anyone about to write to tell me, I did download the DMX extension that allows you to do this. It looks okay. I just haven’t worked with it yet.

Enough Administrivia. It bores me, so I’m sure it really bores you! The bottom line is this: Stay tuned for changes.

Oh, one last thing: If you find any broken links, please let me know! 😉

Categories: Administrivia


2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Peter Sean Bradley // Jul 27, 2003 at 9:25 pm

    I didn’t realize you were local. I don’t know what the “oy” means, but welcome to the burgeoning Fresno blog community. Now that you’re here, there is one.

    By the way, my partner Randy Penner was SJCL Valedictorian in 1981.

  • 2 Rick Horowitz // Jul 27, 2003 at 9:41 pm

    Well, “oy!” is a Yiddish exclamation. As you saw from my blog entry, I just moved my blog today. In the course of doing so, I updated some side links. I included yours (again) because it offers an alternative point of view from what people will normally see reading my blog—assuming I’ve read your blog correctly.

    I gather that you’re much (much) more conservative than I am when it comes to social issues. (But I promise not to pigeon-hole you if you won’t pigeon-hole me. I’m an enigma to my mostly-conservative friends because I agree with them so often, but they still see me as a flaming liberal. My belief is that they just never met a real independent before. ;))

    So the “oy!” is a way of denoting to those who know me well that this is probably a site with views that will often be contrary to my own, but which I think might be important to read.

    I’m still learning MovableType, I guess. The transition has taken most of the morning. I’m wondering: Did you get a ping or something from here that drew your attention? Because you were linked on my older blog and that never happened.

    Incidentally, I found you one day by trying to do a Google search of all Fresno-Clovis bloggers, especially relating to law. I wanted (still want) to build a comprehensive blogmap of the area.

    At any rate, I’m glad to hear from you. Maybe we’ll periodically comment on one another’s posts, eh? 😉

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