YACCS is no longer supporting its commenting system, so at their suggestion I’m going to attempt to switch over to Blogger’s commenting system. If I’ve written my template correctly, old comments should still be visible and all new posts will use the Blogger commenting system. This will probably take some time to sort out, so please help me test this out and let me know what you think.
Update: The new comments system seems to work fine, but the default comment settings in Blogger don’t seem to be working properly. As I understand these instructions, you can turn off commenting by default for all new posts, only enabling it on selected posts. That setting does not seem to be working, as Blogger comments are turned on for all posts, old and new, even after I altered this setting. Because of this, the template hack to show old YACCS comments is not working properly unless I manually disable Blogger comments for each post (as I’ve done in the post below as a test).
I’ve written Blogger to see what’s going on, but for now, you will only be able to comment under the “new” system (except for the post below). If I have to manually disable comments for all old posts, then I’m not switching over my commenting system and may even need to think about moving to WordPress or some other blogging platform, because this is ridiculous…
Discover Magazine’s regular feature 20 Things You Didn’t Know About… is pretty cool…
Although I admire the sincerity of the message he’s trying to get across, Speak the Hungarian Rapper’s music video Stop The War (YouTube video) has to rank as one of the worst music videos I’ve ever seen. Check out his surprisingly thorough fan site, by the way…
After one year’s worth of hilarity, zefrank has posted his last show. 🙁 I wish I had followed it more regularly…
Update: Salon has a nice article entitled How Ze Frank became a Web video star.
Professor Douglas Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law created a pretty cool site entitled Famous Trials.
The World Alert Map shows disasters throughout the world on an interactive map linking to news stories.
Kevin Federline has unveiled Search With Kevin. I think I’m actually speechless…
The New York Times reports (registration possibly required, link may die, sorry…) that Henry Lowood, curator of the History of Science and Technology Collections at Stanford University, announced a “game canon” at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco:
- Spacewar! (1962)
- Star Raiders (1979)
- Zork (1980)
- Tetris (1985)
- SimCity (1989)
- Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990)
- Civilization I/II (1991)
- Doom (1993)
- Warcraft series (beginning 1994)
- Sensible World of Soccer (1994)
It’s a pretty decent list, but I think that they definitely missed some good ones; what do you think?