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Welcome to the new Brainthoughts

Welcome to the new Brainthoughts.

Unless you’re reading this in an RSS reader, you’re likely thinking that the site looks different. You are correct! Brainthoughts now has a brand new theme, a logo, and not just a favicon, but a whole suite of device-specific favicons!1Try adding a shortcut to the blog to your smartphone’s home screen, and you should see what I mean.

As I mentioned recently to Rachel, playing with my blog is my version of going out into the garage and tinkering with a car for hours on end. I’m always tweaking things to bring it more in line with my (ever-developing) sense of what I want it to be. This change, for instance, came about in part because I’d been yearning for a theme with great, eye-catching typography, clean lines, and striking imagery–something not dissimilar to Medium. The theme is Anders Norén’s Lovecraft, with some modifications of my own.

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1. Try adding a shortcut to the blog to your smartphone’s home screen, and you should see what I mean.
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Another Upgrade

I’ve upgraded the blog’s version of WordPress yet again, and given it yet another snazzy new theme. This theme is still getting some wrinkles ironed out of it; hopefully, within a few days, it will have a cooler, more personalized header image, and maybe a different color scheme.

Also of note are some new sidebar gadgets! You can read my latest Twitter posts, browse the blog through tags, or view some quotes I particularly enjoy1To reload a new, random quote, click the quote box., all along the right side of the page.

I’ve also spent some time trying to clean up redundancies within categories and tags. I’ve pared down the list of categories (you can see them in the top right of the page), and resorted to tags to define other categorical things. For instance, all political posts are tagged with “politics,” rather than put in a “Politics” category. Of course, this makes no difference to anyone but me.

Permalinks now work again, so you can make pretty bookmarks that look more like this:

http://spencerdub.me/blog/2009/06/riding-the-wave/

rather than this:

http://spencerdub.me/blog/?p=291

Finally, the blog has been moving around a bit lately, but this should be its new home for good (or, at least, for a considerable time). You’ll notice that the URL has nothing to do with the title of the blog. That’s because I may change the blog’s title in the future, but I really don’t want to mess up everyone’s2I say “everyone,” but I mean “the three people who read this blog.” links again.

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1. To reload a new, random quote, click the quote box.
2. I say “everyone,” but I mean “the three people who read this blog.”
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Upgrade!

Southwest in the Northwest is now running a newer version of WordPress, and has a sexy new theme. Isn’t it awesome?

And that’s all.

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Two-Dot-One

Southwest in the Northwest is now running on WordPress 2.1! Huzzah!

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