Bastad 5.0

The new version of That Little Bastad.com launched today, Sunday February 13, 2005. I’ve spent a couple of months putting it together and though they’re are still a dozen and one things to tweak and fix, I felt that it was finally time to move on to this new and exciting chapter in the life of the site. There are so many new things that can be done, so many ways in which this site is superior to the previous one, that I don’t really know where to start.

First, you have The SoapBox, the Bastad’s new forum for blog-like posts unrelated to me. I wanted to open up a forum for myself and for the members of this site to discuss things other than what’s going on in my life. There is, it seems, a lot more going on in the world. So, let’s discuss.

Certain folks have already been designated as Authorized Contributors. Those folks will have an extra option up there by their names: a link to the contribute page. If you don’t see that link, and you’d like to become a contributor, email me.

The archive lists are much easier to handle now, as well. They automatically update, instead of me having to mess with individual pages. I still have some corrections to do on the archival entries, as certain things about the layout of the page have changed.

I’ve always liked the idea of link-lists, or blogrolls, as the kids call them today, and I’ve decided to start one up again. This one, like all aspects of this site, is much easier to manipulate and update.

And, well, that was my day: getting this site up. It’d been nagging in the back of my mind, so I decided to finally do the last couple of things that I needed to do and get it up. So, here you have it. If you see any problems, let me know, either here in the comments, or by email at chris@clarkwoods.com.

NewsE. Christopher Clark