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Odds & Ends - June 2011

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.
General Updates For the Month of June 2011>

General Updates For the Month of June 2011 #

I have been traveling virtually non-stop for work the last couple of months, so I have not had much time to devote to this site. I’ve managed to squeak out a few reviews, but not much content otherwise. That should hopefully change pretty soon, although isn’t that what every blogger says when they’ve been on hiatus?

Of course, part of the reason I haven’t been posting as much here is that I’ve been busy doing writing for other seekrit projects. I’m hoping I’ll have a chance to share those with you soon.

While I haven’t had a chance to post much, I have been doing a ton of reading, which means I have a huge backlog of reviews to write. Be expecting those to pop up soon, as there are a lot of great books you should be reading. I look forward to sharing them with you.

I’m also working on some minor backend updates to the site. Nothing all that exciting, just basic maintenance work to ensure full compatibility with Django 1.3, and fixing a few annoyances. On the front end, I’ve done a little work tweaking the design of the site. No major changes to the look, but I did port my mess of HTML and CSS over to the 960 Grid System, which I thinks make things look a lot cleaner than they did, and helps keep the proportions consistent when viewing it in Mobile Safari.

In addition to those changes, I’ve also added another method of subscribing to new content on the site. While I’m a big user and proponent of using RSS feeds to keep track of my favorite sites, there are a few folks out there that still like to get new content via email. That’s always seemed a little weird to me, but there are a lot of people out there that live in their inbox and like to keep everything centralized there. So, if you are one of those people, or would just like to subscribe to this site by email, you may do so by clicking here.

Naturally, it goes without saying that I will never sell your data, and will only use this information to send you new content and the occasional newsletter if I ever decide to do one.

Well, that’s it for what’s up at the Ministry this month. More to come in the weeks ahead.

You may return to your duties.


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