I figure it’s about every six-to-eight months that this blog gets a redesign. In this case, I was just tiring of the old look and it wasn’t all that professional. This new design might make me seem like I know how to do this web design stuff, but truth be told, it’s just a template provided by Blogger. All I really had to do was click a button and it switched it over for me. Yes, I did some fiddling with the right side bar, but it was about an hour’s worth of work late last night. This might be temporary, too – I’m thinking about moving away from the whole Blogger platform, but I’m thinking that’s probably a day project and I’m not sure I’m willing to give this beast a whole day. So it goes.

A couple of other housecleaning issues with the new design: I’ve switched to the Blogger comments system. Initially this was rife with comment spam, but I think Blogger has cleaned that up enough to give it a shot. If it starts getting filled with spam, I’ll switch back to the old comments engine, provided by Haloscan. Also, there’s now a little email icon down there below each post in case you want to email a certain post to someone. Of course, it would be great if I could get enough readers to come here in the first place, but that’s another issue. One thing I’m trying to figure out is how to enable single post links. Usually if you click on the headline it would bring you to a particular post, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here. Anyone know how to enable this?

Hey, on a totally different track, I need to tell you all about our new toilet. I know, I know, I’m reaching down into the depths of idea generation when I have to talk about toilets, but that’s the way it goes. Feast or famine, people. Anyway, it’s not that big a deal, we needed a toilet replaced in our upstairs bathroom, so we got one, the one totally cool thing is that when you put the seat down, it doesn’t slam! It’s built with this feature where you can slam down the seat as hard you want to, but about halfway down, it just stops and then eases it way silently into position. Sweet! I suppose it’s a lot like velcro shoes – it’s not totally necessary, but it really makes life easier. So there you have it.