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Irreverent weather

The sign on the door today read, "School closed due to irreverent weather." At least I'm pretty sure that's what it said. It was 6:45am, I wasn't really awake yet, and I was pretty pissed that I'd trucked up to school for nothing. Apparently the notice had been on the web site from Monday night on. However, it wasn't listed in the news area AND it was placed "below the fold". For those of us who don't scroll when looking at a page, this is a pretty stupid place to have an announcement. It's an especially stupid place when you have a designated news area and you don't use it for NEWS!

Spamcop

Every now and then I get bored of receiving spam and go on a submit binge to Spamcop. It's very easy, it's free, and it almost makes you feel like you're contributing to the greater good. However. Every time I go on a submit binge I end up with loads more spam than I was getting before I went on the binge. Somedays I think that it's all a conspiracy and that if I read the fine print I'd see that Spamcop is just an email harvester...

Altering the Number of Entries on a Category Page

I've already mentioned this one, but I thought I'd copy and paste the (very simple) change required to get this one to work. I may actually add a category to hold all of these hacks instead of just throwing them in the tools category.

Ok, so the problem is that by default, category pages hold the same number of entries as the main page. If you want only one entry on the main page, you're stuck with one entry on the category page.

I've modified the main blosxom file so that it only counts entries IF you're on a date-based page, or on an index page. Here's my change:

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