Sorry things have been so quiet around here (also here and to a lesser extent here).

Believe me, I have no end of things I could comment on, or write about. I’m marinating in snark and need to get it all out. However…

I’ve been deep in designing my new look. I’m really excited about it and can’t wait to show you all. It fits all the criteria I wanted – clean, modern, valid HTML, XHTML and CSS. It’s also an obvious evolution from what I’ve been using.

I’m posting this on Saturday morning – I should be switching over to the new site by Sunday evening. Just a few more kinks to work out, especially on the comments, and I’ll be done.

I also want to add an “about me” section, and reformat my blogroll and links. I’ll need to go back and fix any broken links in my almost 1000 posts, and make the picture gallery match the look of the rest of the site. I’ll do all that after the rollout, though.

I’ve learned a lot, and have to give reluctant thanks to John Gruber of Daring Fireball for forcing me to dig in and code my stuff myself, as well as extra thanks to Caleb Phillips of small white cube, my webhost, for help and patience. And no thanks to my mortal enemy for borking the connection to the server at odd times and hours, usually when I’m expecting an important email or, y’know, working on my site. Fuckers.