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Saturday, 24 June 2006

Hi FanAppers

If you made it this far from a link on the new Fanatical Apathy — thanks. It’s been an interesting experience re-reinventing the site. Overall there were many more things to juggle compared to last year. Man, do I have some coding stories to tell!

Seriously though, for three weeks I’ve pretty much been living and breathing The New FA, so I hope you like it.

I’d write more, but since I stayed up for the site launch, it’ll have to wait until I recharge my batteries. Thanks for dropping by, and please save me a spot in the Lurkers’ Lounge.

P.S. I know the post title css does not look right in IE. I’m working on it.

Posted at 11:25 am | Filed under Radio, NPR, etc., WordPress

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  1. Jennifer, thanks for your good work on the website. Spiffed it up quite a bit. I do have one suggestion, if possible… when I start a comment and have to go to another site to check a fact and come back to FA, the comment is gone. Is this something that will be worked out in the future?

    David Wilcox – I was actually thinking of him the other day. Our NPR station used to play some of his music and when they became all news, all the time, the music ceased, & I haven’t heard him since. I may give that CD a try.

    Thanks, cooper


  2. Thanks, cooper.

    David Wilcox is great. How Did You Find Me Here is his second solo album and still holds up well even though it’s been 17 years since its release.

    I will look into the caching of comments so that they don’t disappear after you’ve left the page, but unless there’s a browser feature, that’s probably not an option for the typical user. If you happen to see/know of another blog where you’re a commenter and you don’t lose the text after navigating away, I’d be interested. If you’re using Firefox, one workaround is to keep the comments window open in one browser tab and open a separate window. Unless you mean the text in the comments box disappears even if you do the research in a separate tab?


  3. now we know why you’re own blogging has been sparce… you’ve been moonlighting for that ginko buloba doper over at FA. fie FIE upon ye! :-P

    (i think you should make the site break for anyone using IE! GETFIREFOX.COM!


  4. Well, I’m back now! So prepare for the posts about WordPress, music and The A Track to continue as scheduled…that reminds me, I have not seen one baseball game on television this season. I’ll have to see if L.A. is any good this year.

    I did a small workaround for IE. And trust me, I don’t have to make the site break for IE users…IE does that for them. Hahaha.


  5. Thanks, Jennifer. I do use Firefox. I’ll try your trick (as soon as I’m released from the mediation queue) and let you know. BTW, Dire Straits’ “Band of Brothers” is 21 years old and still thoroughly amazing.