April 15th, 2007


Who'll Stop the Rain?

It's rained like crazy all day, although it's been more a fine, constant spray of small drops rather than a heavy downpour. It hasn't been especially windy, either, although now I can see the trees starting to sway a bit. Regardless, it's been relentlessly wet outside since morning with much more yet to come.

I've been sitting at my desk most of the day, noodling around on the template for Baseball Ex Machina. I went to post something early this morning, only to discover that Google decided to migrate me over to the NEW! IMPROVED! BLOGGER! today. Now, it's only been two weeks since I set up the new blog. I wanted to go with the new version, but they wouldn't give me the option to do so. So I went ahead, and created the thing under the old system, doing a bunch of customizations in the process. Then today they won't even let me log in the old way, but they promised that everything will be better if I just use my google user name instead, and that I'll really like it a lot.

Of course, the new system can't parse the old templates, so all the customizations and hacks I did were lost in translation. Truth be told, I wasn't crazy about the result anyway, so I started over from scratch. Several hours of fiddling and googling hacks later, Baseball Ex Machina 2008, was born. The main differentiating feature that I can see is that now I can tag posts. Of course when I wrote most of the posts over here, the only tag I used on them was "baseball," which won't be quite as useful over there.

Last night I went out to dinner with some of the volleyball crew, most of whom I haven't seen in a year or more. It was Brazilian rodizio place, where they bring barbequed meats to your table skewered on, well, swords. Great idea in theory, but in practice it becomes kind of awkward, at least when attempted at a table for twelve shoehorned into a barely big enough space. The food was mostly okay, but they use way too much salt on some of the meats.

My right foot hurts again, this time from a case of Achilles tendonitis that appeared without warning when I woke up Wednesday. It used to happen to me once in awile, but then it would disappear again overnight. No such luck this time. It does seem to be getting a little better, but I'm still limping like Chester.