New Feature: Fragments

Boy, that "Twitter" sure is popular with the kids these days. I can see the appeal of writing tiny blog posts with no context or anything, so I've decided add a new feature to my blog. Those of you who only read via the RSS feed or one of its derivatives will have missed the Fragment at the top of the index page for much of the last week.

The Fragment is added via a much simpler shell script than the blog posts, and the fragmentary posts themselves are just plain text files with non-special names. The index page pulls the most recent fragment, or you can view the Fragment index/archive or subscribe to the Fragment RSS feed.

We'll see how long I can keep this up. It's a lot easier to write a tiny text file, but I'm not sure how often I'll have something to say in that format. I can use the same mechanism to add recent pictures, and might do that for special events like Origins or Pennsic. We'll see.

2010.05.17 at 12:00am EDT