A New Look and a Short Vacation

If you’re not viewing this through an RSS reader, you’ve probably noticed the new look of my blog. Thanks to Scott and Omar, I’m running DasBlog 1.9 Beta with a host of new features including:

  • Faster performance
  • Tag Cloud support
  • Related entries list – click the blog entry and get a list of suggested items
  • Gravatar support in comments
  • Improved tagging for major blog search systems
  • Great Windows Live Writer support
  • Improved comment spam protection

I’m sure I’ve missed a few features there, but at the end of the day I couldn’t convert to CS for a few reasons despite the great support I saw – namely loss of existing permalinks and frankly, the DasBlog guys have been in high gear on competitive features. Not to mention the Theme structure is easier for me to digest- perhaps through experience. I’m now using Microsoft Expression Web Designer Beta 1 for my site design!

Speaking of high gear, I’m currently in Denver on my way to surprise my Mother for her 60th b/d in Atlanta. She thinks she’s going to do wedding planning and that I’m on a flight to Tokyo (shhh!). She won’t see this so I think the surprise is safe.

Any suggestions on good BBQ and sight-seeing things to do while in ATL are appreciated. Somehow I don’t think my sister (a vegetarian, respectfully) will be much help there. 😉

One response to “A New Look and a Short Vacation”

  1. Go to the Botanical Gardens and to the Zoo–new panda cub. Call Tom Wallace for BBQ.