Saturday May 31, 2008
Today I started out on the job of stitching the two websites together, creating a new front page for the old site and a link in the sidebar here joining the two. I had a feeling there’d be a few bad links on the old one but thought that a covering note would be enough to spare my blushes.
I need now to dive into the old structure and do a bit of ruthless pruning, doing my best to preserve the material but having the integrity of the whole as my main target. Lawks but I have come to loathe html coding!
The Barbellion and writings areas are fine. As always, it’s the journal-linked images that are causing the problem. I’m pretty much sure that I can see a good solution but if that doesn’t work I’m sorely tempted to keep on pruning until I have it done. And that’ll be the last work I shall do on this old stuff. I think I shall keep on puttering in blog format until I can see a better way forward, starting a new volume annually on some suitable date.
Other than that, a quiet day. I started in on the plonk a little later than yesterday but even so kept my glass too full for too long, waking in the small hours to a half-sleeping dream of times past, a dream from which I had trouble emerging. Not fair! I love my booze and now it looks like it’s going to have to go the same way as the ciggies. I shall try rationing myself to one glass a day but in honesty I don’t anticipate success on this one. Never worked with the ciggies–it was all or nothing for me.
These addictions are actually harder to handle as you get older.
Just as well I have no problems arising from my heavy caffeine intake. If anyone ever suggests that I should cut out the coffee–and the tea–I shall let out a bellow the like of which has not been heard for a long, long time, stock up on cigarettes and booze, and go out with a bang.