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Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Evolution is a good thing
Morning, folkz.

The (very) observant of you have noticed that I've made a few small but personally-pleasing changes to Chopage over the last month or two. Mainly I removed a lot of the extra icons and graphics and stuff from the template. I think the result is cleaner. Later I may play with the colors a bit.

Well, I recently made a few more changes. At the bottom of the right-hand side of the side of Chopage, you'll see a "Get Connected" section. Now you can get my random musings directly to your Inbox, rather than using RSS, or even having to actually navigate to the page. If you choose to continue using RSS, then I've made a few changes to that, too. First, I've piped everything through Feedburner. This allows me to track how many people are actually reading this stuff. Don't worry. No personal information is being collected, or anything. Feedburner also provides me with buttons that you can use to add me directly to your My Yahoo! page or to your Google homepage. Pretty sweet huh? If you choose to use another tool, then just click on the icon, and do go to "Copy Link Location" if you're using Firefox or "Copy Shortcut" if for some reason you're still using Explorer. Then tell your feed reader you want to add a new feed and that you have the URL, and copy the clipboard contents into the URL field.

If this is your first RSS feed, then I'm sure this sounds a bit complicated, but welcome to RSS! If you're seasoned, then this is old hat, and totally unnecessary. Coincidentally, the little example RSS icon isn't just for show. It works too. If you happen to just click on the icon, then Feedburner will also help you do all this.

Lastly, I've added a button that you can use to e-mail me directly. This should be handy in case you don't want to necessarily want to comment on a post and leave your rantings alongside mine. You can just e-mail me and tell me personally how wrong (or hopefully how right) I am.

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