August 7th, 2006

Barry moustachio

Rubujo style back on line

Alright, I diff’ed my old copy of Haven style with the latest, and copied the changes over to Rubujo style, except the ‘leave a comment’ stuff at the bottom is now in the Haven style instead of mine. Maybe I’ll go to the trouble to find how to bring back that aspect of my design. That part of the code was changed quite a bit in Haven.

I’ve been playing with both S1 and S2 style systems now. The S1 system is actually much simpler; in it you are basically adding flesh (HTML code) to a standard skeleton. In S2 you are writing a small program that generates HTML. The main problem with S1, for me, is that it limits you to no more than 50 entries per page. Plus it doesn’t have much support for non-English languages AFAICT. Also it does not support tag views, such as what you get right now if you go to http://fonts.chemoelectric.org. (This is likely to be changed soon to take you to the same place as http://fonts.crudfactory.com.)

If you were going to have making LJ styles as a hobby, you’d almost surely have more fun with S2, in part because it is easy to give the user a bunch of customizing menus of your own design.
Food: oranges

Meh

Last night as I lay down to sleep, I told Kristy it wouldn’t surprise me if I had an ‘eye attack’ (cluster headache attack) that night. I could feel it in my eye, I said. It turned out I was correct. The attack came as I was waking up in the morning (as opposed to having it wake me from sleep). For me, as usual, there are lingering effects, although Imitrex gives some relief. I’m using my right eye only and there’s that odor similar to roses. I wonder how long the recovery will take.

I don’t really mind it so much, because I don’t actually get much clustering (attacks day after day) and it gives me a clearcut chance to rest, especially since one of my aftereffects, enhanced by sedation from Imitrex, is a sort of torpor. Migraine attacks often serve the same purpose for myself and other people. (Please don’t think this is meant to apply to all migraineurs.) However it is very difficult to work on fonts with just the one eye; fortunately I had no plans to work on fonts today.