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Hacking Blosxom for XHTML

I've been adding a few custom tweaks to Blosxom to get things working the way I like. I hate having fragments of HTML in my text files, so I've been working with some Wiki-style hacks. New lines are converted into either paragraphs, or line breaks as appropriate. And I have new lists working (and validating) as of today.

My hacks are as follows:

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* Convert lists which are formatted as ** to start the list * for individual bullet points and ** to end the list.
* Convert triple new lines into paragraphs, and double new lines into line breaks.

The Problem With Categories

The reason why I've never had categories in the past is that my entries typically don't have a specific topic. They just are. I've now forced myself into categories, just for the fun of things. I've set myself up a few times to write an entry on the site and then realized one of two things: I had nothing to say that fit into one of my set categories; what I wanted to say actually belonged on one of my other sites.

So what haven't I written about?

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backdirt.net

Laura is now officially blogging. I got an email two days ago that said (among other things):

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