Gremlins Meant It For Evil …
July 1st, 2007 by Sonja

… but I used it for good!

Imagine my dismay when I saw this in the space where my blogroll used to be …

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… as I was scrolling down through my blog one day last month. It was horrifying. Not so much in a real gut-wrenching “your daughter has just been attacked” kind of way, but more in the “oh no … I don’t know what to do now” kind of way. So I did the kind of thing I’m really good at … I ignored it and hoped it would go away all by itself. But it didn’t.

It mocked me every time I scrolled down to check. It laughed in my face and giggled at my incompetence. Waggled its ears at my consternation. Pheh. So I took all the wind out of its sails and stopped checking. Hah! That’ll fix it’s wagon … that dreadful code.

I mulled it over and thought for a while. Then I decided to take my links (blogroll) out of my sidebar altogether. I’ve moved them you see to their own page. I called the page, Beacon Hills after the mountain top signal fires in the Lord of the Rings. It seems fitting, given the name of my blog. Then I thought, “I’d love to have a dynamic blogroll. I wonder how hard that would be.” So I did a Google search. I found a way to hitch up my GoogleReader to a widget in my sidebar (HT to ZeroBoss) . So the links that are listed on Beacon Hills are providing the sustenance for the posts listed in my sidebar as “beacon hills” via sonja. It’s so Web 2.0 I can hardly stand myself. You probably can’t stand me either 😉

6 Responses  
  • grace writes:
    July 1st, 20079:28 pmat

    I can stand you, but I can’t understand you. 😉

  • aBhantiarna Solas writes:
    July 1st, 20079:35 pmat

    Whoops … sorry about that, grace. Did you click through the link to Beacon Hills? If you go to that page, you’ll see the static blogroll and the dynamic roll next to each other and it might make more sense.

  • grace writes:
    July 1st, 20079:53 pmat

    The result is very cool, I’m impressed.

  • Erin writes:
    July 1st, 200710:16 pmat

    Hehe I just did the Google Reader thingy last week. It’s so cool!

  • aBhantiarna Solas writes:
    July 1st, 200710:44 pmat

    It’s wicked cool! I’m just so danged impressed with the GoogleReader bit. And the whole package that I put together with my teeny-tiny bits of technical know-how. I’m just doing a happy dance 😀

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