942 - Jungleland

Hi everybody. It’s Friday afternoon, I’m on the train from Vienna to Carinthia, and this is the post for Tuesday.

Tuesday was really the day when the weather began to deteriorate. Most of the week we had rain at least in the morning. This will certainly show in the number of usable images. Not that I’m concerned, I should have enough material for my SoFoBoMo effort by now, it does not really affect me, but it’s still annoying.

The first image was taken on the tram. Raindrops and smeared bird droppings on a window. Oh well. It’s still a nice composition in a way πŸ™‚

Confronted with rain, I normally go into color seeking mode. In a shop window in JosefstΓ€dter Straße I found these funny guys. They would do nicely anyway, so the text “I dream about you” is a bonus. Apart from that, the right one really looks positively kissable πŸ™‚

Btw, you may have noticed that I have changed the blog’s layout slightly. There is a blogroll again. You have to scroll a little bit down, it’s under the blog archive. It uses the standard blogger widget for blog lists.

This time it mirrors quite accurately what I read (or rather not at the moment), because I have imported my subscriptions from Google Reader. All in all over 120 blogs and news feeds. Don’t worry if you don’t find your’s, the widget shows only the 25 most recent posts, but you can get the whole list by clicking “Show All” at the bottom of the list.

I hope this removes all complaints. The manual list that I had before, was hopelessly outdated, and there was simply no way to make a fair ranking. Now it’s easy: the more often you post on your own blog, the more often you are in the top part πŸ™‚

On a side note: I know that some Bloggers are “following” my blog, and so far I have not followed anybody. It’s all a matter of volume and maintainance cost. As soon as you have more than a hundred links, everything gets tedious.

But really: does anybody have experience with the benefits of following or being followed? Is the effect different from linking and being linked to? Do I miss something?

The other thing is, that I have made the layout a fixed width again, and on wider screens it is centered. This makes my embedded thumbnails a bit less prone to shift around when the paragraphs in between are too short.

It now looks nice on everything from a width of 1024 pixels up. It may be a problem on net books though, but I suspect they will have had a problem in the past as well.

Still, I’m interested in your feedback to these changes.

The Song of the Day is “Jungleland” from the 1975 Bruce Springsteen album “Born To Run”. Hear it on YouTube.

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Ove   (2009-05-16)

I think your blog looks fine now, though I also believed so earlier. The only thing I wonder for the time being is if you will catch up and today post the post of today... Seems stressful, otherwise, having a backlogg of tht many days. πŸ™‚

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Andreas   (2009-05-16)

You bet! There's another bunch of seven images from Wednesday, but then almost nothing. I should catch up this weekend πŸ™‚

Thanks fro the feedback.

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doonster   (2009-05-16)

Looks fine. Like the centring - left align is a real pain on the big screen. Ought to work nicely on my netbook, too (9" with 1024 wide screen).

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