Rainy days and Java always get me down


I've Moved My Blog

It's currently located at http://www.urlinone.com/blog

I should say "I'm moving my blog." It's a pretty painful process.

Pebble has blown up on me, and it's been many months since I've been able to blog reliably. I've lost posts. And now I've got to figure out how to migrate my past blog posts from Pebble to my new destination without all the URLs changing, lest external links become 404 Not Founds.

Why does everything in the 21st century have to be a three-day project???

I can't believe how long we browser users have tolerated this fundamental flaw. Ever since the target="_blank" attribute was added to the HTML anchor tag, we have lived with the uncertainty of whether a link would replace the current page or open a new page. I don't know if Jakob Nielsen ever screamed about this issue, but I found it to be a really annoying, fundamental oversight that I bumped into almost every time I clicked a link. (My penchant for opening lots and lots of browser windows is legendary, which led to this.

Once again, I'm feeling a little less cranky than I used to. (If I get too damned cheerful, I may have to rebrand my blog! There, I'm cranky again.) Thanks to TargetAlert, I can finally, after the better part of a decade, see a visual indication of whether a link opens in a new window or not. Kudos, Michael Bolin, kudos! And thank you to the Mozilla Firefox team for creating a platform that allows such extensibility!

Too bad URLinOne doesn't currently work with Firefox. D'oh!