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13 October 2005 — Under Construction (5)

Just to be clear: the layout and design you see here is temporary. In fact, it's likely to change several times over the next couple of weeks.

Ultimately, based on your input, I'll be returning to a layout similar to that which I had previously. (Sorry, dowingba — the calendar will likely re-appear.)

The real trouble is that my previous template is inaccessible, lost in the database corruption that caused all this woe in the first place. I still have the stylesheet, but that doesn't help much. What's worse, in a moment of foolishness, I ignored the Movable Type standard tags and template names when I created my previous site, so nothing meshes up right, anyhow.

To get to the point: things are going to change wildly around here over the next week or two as I attempt to return the design to something similar to that I had before.

Also, I've spoken with some of my resident bloggers, and they're willing to wait until I've figured out the new version of Movable Type before making a return themselves. Be patient. Joel and Aimee will be back soon, as will Jeff and Noah.

On 13 October 2005 (11:46 AM), jdroth said:

Huh. Look at that. Miracles do happen.

Earlier this year I e-mailed a copy of my Movable Type template to Rich, and I just found a copy of it. This is like finding a hunk of gold in a pile of crap. Now I've got to melt the gold and fit it to a new mold...

Let's not get too excited, though. If you look around, you can see that there are various bits that are still very very broken. The calendar still works (you're welcome, dowingba), but the flotch is dead, as is the "on this day" bit.

Still, we know we can get to this point, so that's good.

On 13 October 2005 (11:47 AM), jdroth said:

Ha! And the archives will need to be fixed.

On 13 October 2005 (06:37 PM), John said:

Oh my - the archives ARE busted, aren't they?

That's kinda cool in a very abstract kind of way.


On 13 October 2005 (10:12 PM), Will said:

If you keep this up, people are going to stop believing your db crashed or you lost any template information.

On a more serious note, congrats on getting back on your feet so quickly. I like the blue.

On 14 October 2005 (06:57 AM), the blogger formerly known as Jethr said:

I hate passwords! I think I'm going to sell my login info to a spambot...