Wed May 03 2000 08:27 News Items You Can Bruise:
This is a news item. Apparantly this feature just came on the scene yesterday; until then, all entries on the front page for a day were stuck together in a big blob of HTML. I'm incredibly disillusioned about this. I thought the whole point of this software was to organize one's Web writing. The format of scripting.com and editthispage sites
has been a big influence on my own website management software, and
now I discover that said format was much less structured than I believed it to be.
That said, now that the feature's here on editthispage, I suggest
that everyone use it because it really is much nicer to have each
distinct thing you write as a separate entry than to mantain a whole HTML page. It makes it a lot easier to quickly add an entry, for one (although there's the annoying process of having to approve a story before it's posted, which is fine for a site like Segfault but which doesn't make much sense in a context where one person is doing all the entries).
Until late 1998, all the news sections for my sites were done by the
add-to-HTML-page method. On September 11 of that year, I flipped the switch, started using Notebook Of Web-Basedness (now NewsBruiser), that "nitro-burning remote publishing mobile", and never looked back. I initially thought I'd still be adding entries the old way as well, but I never did. It really is a better way, folks. (Perhaps I am missing something because my impression is that editthispage has a very sophisticated syndication system, and it doesn't make sense to syndicate entire days of material; it makes sense to syndicate individual entries. Right? So maybe there's something else that does entries?) Is anyone else plagued with broken pipe errors?
Is anyone else plagued with broken pipe errors?