So, I haven’t been a whole lot of public about this, but blogging is going to slow down significantly in the next couple of weeks.
After a few years of stepping on a crack, turning my ankle, falling on my face, icing the sprain, hobbling around, wash, rinse, repeat, I’m finally getting my ankle fixed. The surgery is tomorrow. They’re basically going to tighten the ligament that holds my ankle together, since it apparently resembles an elastic from a pair of trousers that’s older than my dad, and no longer does what it’s supposed to do. I’m told I’ll be on crutches for about a month – just in time to travel to Ft. Sill for Danny’s Basic Training graduation next month.
What that also means is that at least for a couple of weeks, I’m not going to be in the mood to blog, and if I do blog, it will either be ragey or nonsensical. I’m a pain wuss, and I may be doing a whole lot of lying around on drugs. Of course, I’ll have more time on my hands after the initial few days where I’ll be stoned on all kinds of painkillers, but I imagine some pretty entertaining stuff will pop up on here every so often!
Try to enjoy it, and don’t expect it to make much sense. Leaving me alone with painkillers, a laptop, and a bunch of free time could spell disaster! It could also be funny… in a clown-in-a-woodchipper sort of way.
Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
It appears, due to certain ignorant fucktards failing to read the rules, I need to post a reminder.
I am not in the habit of censoring my site. I like healthy and unhealthy debate. I love cursing. It’s fun. However, racism isn’t funny, nor is it acceptable here. That is non-negotiable.
If your ignorant ass wants to post racist invective it will either be deleted or edited, depending on my mood. If you continue to be a dick, you’ll be relegated to the spam pile.
No, you have no right to demand I allow you to post your shit. I pay for this site. It’s mine. You will follow the rules, or you will leave.
Also, a reminder about moderation. First-time commenters will automatically be tossed into moderation, as will any comment with more than one link. This is to protect the site from spam, not because I want to censor you in some way. I’m usually pretty good about checking the spam trap and releasing comments from moderation quickly, but if I don’t, it’s because I’m busy, and I’ll get to your comment shortly. So, if you’re planning on sending me nasty notes about censoring you, don’t bother.
I hope that’s clear.
Hey, all! Welcome to the redesigned Liberty Zone! After considering comments both here and on Facebook, I decided to make this blog’s color scheme a bit easier to read and comments a bit easier to follow. I’m hoping this addresses both issues and helps folks with vision issues enjoy the site a bit more.
I may play with graphics and some other stuff in the near future, but I think this design is a good one.
I’ve been thinking that it may be time to redesign the blog a bit. I’ve been using the Notepad theme since I moved over to WordPress back in 2011, and it’s been a nice little theme, I think. But I have heard from folks who say it’s tough to read, and that the reply threads are hard to follow.
What do you guys think? Should I change it?
So it looks like the biggest issue folks have is the lack of indents in the comments section. I have been looking around, and found the following… Let me know what you think.
I can also change the colors to something other than the weird teal this has going on now, and I can add a “read more” button to longer posts.
I think with this design, I can also add a “recent comments” feature to the sidebar.
I kind of like this one, and I want to make sure that it’s easy to read for folks. I know some of my readers do have vision issues, and I don’t want to make it more difficult for them to access the blog.