Life is good, for the most part. And as a technology enthusiast, there are many new and cool things to see online. For example, there’s the new Schools site, part of the Vaya project which helps Israeli schools use Linux; this site uses the up-and-coming Lahak CMS, built on the Django framework, and looks very promising to the eyes of the bidi-lingual webmaster.

However, some things just plain suck. One of them is myspace; today, in an attempt to make it more legible, I found that My Band’s Page implements all of its styling changes by a “style” tag hidden within the “Members” text block. Myspace doesn’t filter this out - nor does it provide any other means of changing the styling. This, combined with myspace’s horrid administration interface, makes editing incredible unwieldy. I’m considering opening another Wordpress site for the band here on this server…

And on that topic - Wordpress 2.2 is out. Shinier. Faster. Built-in support for sidebar modules. And K2 broke :(. I love K2… Even though now that sidebars are implemented, the only thing I really need is a very simple template that allows me an ordinary, rectangular logo. Update: I didn’t even notice, but the excellent K2 guys released a fix. However, it seems that when you copy the plugin they created directly, it inadvertantly adds a space to the end of the file - and PHP proceeds to barf. Hard to believe people still use this junk to develop websites… They should use other junk.