Friday, December 10, 2004

Terror Weather Kills Colonel

One good thing about Blogger is that it gives you a lot of freedom to customize the look and feel of your Blogger. One bad things is that you sometimes have to use this freedom. For example, the native commenting system forces you to create an ID with Blogger. Stuff that. That's why I went with HaloScan.

99% of the changes are made by adding or modifying the template. Today, I decided to move away from the boring black-and-white colour scheme. The heading is now in Red and Yellow - chosen because it meshes with the flag. By modifying the template, you can add lots of - well, add-ons.

I'm loathe to add too many of these things; it forces the reader's computer to load content from 10 different servers around the globe. But some things are indispensible. So now I'm proud to announce the latest addition to the Down and Out in Sài Gòn stable: our own personal Weather Pixie. Want to know the weather in this city? Check out the goth on the right. I decided to choose a goth in memory of the fine men and women I remember wearing pancake makeup in 35 Centigrade temperatures outdoors at sunny outdoor Brisbane festivals like the BDO and Livid.

(Link via She Sells Sanctuary.)