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Eventually I’ll get around to adding everything back… but for now it will look a bit plain.

Update: Back to a more simple layout…

4 Mar 2005

Upgrading to WordPress 1.5

Author: Tim Conner | Filed under: Salted Wound

I’ve updated the design of the site. I’m not quite finished with it, but I thought I was far enough to release it to the wild. It works, for the most part, in every browser I’ve tried except for the god awful Internet Explorer on the PC.

I’m looking for a work around, but for now IE users should just switch to FireFox anyway — especially if you’re sick of pop-up’s and browser viruses.

12 Oct 2004

Gray Design Retired

Author: Tim Conner | Filed under: General, Salted Wound

Well after posting a picture of Ogre’s ass, I realized that my previous design just didn’t have enough room. So, for the new year, I’ve got a new design that scales to allow for bigger and better things. I’m sure there’s some stuff broken, but I’ll clean it all up eventually.

Everyone have a safe drive home tonight. Drink as much cheap champagne as your brain will allow.

Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2003

Happy New Year Redesign

Author: Tim Conner | Filed under: Salted Wound

I’ll now return to regularly scheduled posts, mostly about Ozzy and his cysts.

17 Nov 2003

Hiatus Over

Author: Tim Conner | Filed under: Salted Wound

My name is Tim Conner. I’m a Macintosh application developer and project manager for one of the largest financial printing companies in the US. I live in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and have been contributing to this site as well as other web based entrepreneurial and freelance projects since 1998.

One project that I’m least proud of, though it’s received the most recognition, is The Caption Machine. It’s basically a community site where I choose a photo from the thousands that have been uploaded. Then I allow the site patrons to add captions to it. It was one of the first on the web to be simply powered by a blogging content management system. Originally it was listed on Blogger.com as a weblog of note. Then it spent a couple days on the front page of “My Yahoo” as a featured site which brings new meaning to being “slash dotted” let me tell you. It was also part of a “cool sites” feature on Tech TV’s, The Screen Savers, and I was interviewed by the New York Times (it actually made it to print – my mom ordered a copy and framed it — that’s what mom’s do).

My other site is my shareware, freeware, and free AppleScript site called Objective Labs. (Originally called Web Entoruage, but Microsoft Layers “asked” me to change the name) The flagship product was BlogApp and was featured in MacWorld magazine. It’s since been overpowered by competition and a serious lack of updates. I have a few other jems on there including a Mail Merge program that uses the built in Address Book of Mac OS X and your email program of choice. It’s aptly titled MailMergeApp.

The Tech of Salted Wound.
The main or weblog portion of Salted Wound is powered by Movable Type version 2.63. Over the years it’s been also powerd by Blogger, Blosxom, the defunct B2 which is now called Word Press and is being developed by a new team.

The Photo Gallery on this site is powerd by PhotoStack. It’s a PHP based photo gallery maker that is simple and clean.

The referrer log is powered by Refer. It uses mysql and is full of referral spam and is now all but useless.

Comment spam blocking is thwarted by the always evolving Blacklist-MT. I’ve also got a cron task running daily to update my blacklist with the new additions at the blacklist clearing house.

The five recent photos you see at the top of the main page are placed there via Flickr. Currently in beta but soon to be released community photo site that allows me to snap pictures on my SonyEricsson T-610 camera phone and send them either to flickr, or to flickr and my weblog. I can also upload photos via email, or through a desktop client application. It’s quite nice, and you don’t need a weblog for it to be useful.

The “Listening To” section is now being generated by a desktop app and site combo called Audio Scrobbler. The list on the page is generated using a php based rss reader called MagpieRss

19 May 2003

About Salted Wound and it’s Author

Author: Tim Conner | Filed under: About, Geek, Salted Wound

I’m sure you didn’t notice, but if you’re reading this, I’ve just switched weblog engines. I went from a php/mysql based, and now defunct, content management system called B2 to the most actively developed CMS solution around, Movable Type.

This will mean absolutely nothing to most of you, but you geeks out there are sure to notice the subtle changes. I had to export the 1,000+ entries and the 2,000+ comments from the mysql tables to the flat file database that MT runs. That means the archives are now thousands of files on my server rather than thousands of records in the database. Also, links are now to actual files rather than SQL queries and results. In the conversion some things may have been lost, and there is still a lot of work left. Certain things will look a little strange while I’m still massaging the data and patching old links to new files, so let me know if anything is broke.

21 Apr 2003

Time for an Overhaul

Author: Tim Conner | Filed under: Geek, Salted Wound

Derft said my fonts were too small. Is this better?


20 Feb 2003

Fine, have it your way

Author: Tim Conner | Filed under: Salted Wound

Right now I’m thinking, less is more.

12 Sep 2002

New Layout

Author: Tim Conner | Filed under: Salted Wound

I’m playing with a silly little css/js trick. Hold your mouse over a ‘+’ symbol next to one of my daily read weblogs. You should see a menu popup with links to the last 10 posts for that particular blog. It requires a 6.0 or higher browser (sorry Robert, it doesn’t work with OmniWeb).

sidenote: the poison-ivy on my hand is gnawing at my brain

Update: I’ve removed the functionality from the page, but added it to the experimental link popup at the end of the daily read list.

31 May 2002

Stupid CSS Tricks

Author: Tim Conner | Filed under: Salted Wound

I’ve been tinkering with a new layout. Like it? This is just a test run. (I may be color blind). I hope to have it completed by the may first reboot.

22 Apr 2002

Tinkering, still

Author: Tim Conner | Filed under: Salted Wound