Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Spring Cleaning

Attentive readers who are not trying to view this blog on a laptop in the glaring sun of the Hamptons or the Côte d'Azur will notice that I have made a few subtle changes to the design of this site. Chief among those is the replacement of the original background color to a nice, unobjectionable white, which should reduce (but probably not eliminate) the peevish cavilling from certain quarters about my aesthetic sensibilities.

I was actually rather fond of my original color scheme, which appeared to nice effect on my high-quality monitor through the lens of a secure, robust web browser. However, I do understand that most of you—through either your own misguided choice or the evil tyranny of corporate IT departments—have been reduced to squinting at the World Wide Web through the unlucky combination of Microsoft web browsers and Dell computer monitors. I have been reliably informed that my original background color appeared as a rather noxious "lemon-lime" in such contexts, which was rather more bilious and rather less subtle than was my intent. So, notwithstanding my unshakeable faith that Steve Ballmer and Michael Dell are perfectly capable of screwing up the display of black text on a white background, I herewith bequeath you the New and Improved Version of TED.

By the way, you should also thank me for keeping the other aspects of my site up to date. I have noticed than many of my blogging peers seem to have last checked and updated their blog rolls when Spiro Agnew was broadcasting live from the Cities of the Plain. Tsk-tsk.

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