More New Nuts and Bolts

June 28th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Back in June, 2010, I installed software that made reading this blog easier on handheld devices like iPhones and Android phones. I’ve been doing some upgrading of the guts that make this blog work, and added improvements in how this blog appears on handheld devices. I’ve tested it on an iPhone, but I don’t have an Android phone handy. Let me know how it looks!

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Search Away!

December 30th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I’ve always been frustrated by the default WordPress search engine. All too often when I entered search terms to test it, I got Mal the error duck. Somewhat charming at first, Mal quickly became pretty frustrating. I could only imagine how frustrating it must have been for the readers of this blog to get the information they want. I spent a few hours researching better search tools and finally decided to install Relevanssi. I’ve tweaked it and tested it, and it seems to work pretty well. Let me know what you think!

Facelift!

March 12th, 2011 § 4 comments § permalink

If you read Maledoc between about noon and 3 pm CST, you may have noticed a truly schizophrenic array of looks.  That was me, updating the blog.  I’ve tried a number of experiments now, and have settled on this clean, reader-friendly WordPress theme.  If you’re curious, it’s Oulipo by Andrea Mignolo.

I also uploaded a plug-in for the iPad, which should make reading on that device even easier.  I’ve had an iPhone/iPod touch-based theme for a while that automagically appears if you happen to be reading Maledoc on one of those, and this new plug-in adds that goodness for the iPad.

IPad theme

Let me know what you think of Maledoc’s new look. It is, after all, designed for you.