Friday, April 17, 2009
Blogger lets you categorize your blog entries with tags - like Development, Pound Cake or what have you. However, they don't provide an easy way to put these labels into your web page if your site is not hosted on a Blogger server, which the Library of Dresan is not. I've played around with this a bit, but have not yet figured out how to do it.
But the directory structure of the labeled blogs is simple - just the subdirectory "labels" and a bunch of eponymous files like "Mission to Mars.html" or "Sith Park.html". So I'm going to put these labels up myself right now, and write a 10-line or so Python program that will do it for me later.
To make things easy, I've added an index.html to the labels directory, so you can just navigate to it to see the current list of labels. For historical interest, here's what I've got right now:
- Artworks: Essays or announcements about my and my wife's art.
- Book Review: Um, what it says.
- Dakota Frost: Essays about the Dakota Frost series.
- Development: Software development.
- Dragon Writers: Creative writing and my friends in the writing life.
- Edgeworks: My circle of friends, the Edge.
- Hard Science: Essays on science.
- Hard Science: Essays on general science, usually physics.
- Intelligence: Essays on cognitive science and artificial intelligence.
- Mission to Mars: The Mars Desert Research Station.
- Philosophy: Essays about my personal philosophy.
- Politics: Commentary on politics.
- Pound Cake: My efforts to create a good homemade version of my fourth-most-favorite
- Restaurant Reviews: If all the tags were named like this then I wouldn't need to write
clever descriptions, now would I?
- Sith Park: Science fiction fandom
- Taidoka: Studies of Taido, my favorite martial art.
- The Break: When I broke my arm.
- The Cats: Small, and covered in fur.
- This Guy Called Jesus: On Christianity.
- We Call It Living: My life.
- Webworks: Announcements about this family of websites, like this post.
Update: removed the image for this post after investigating the license and finding it was a GNU-style "poison" license that required GNUification of the entire post. Sorry, Richard, I appreciate your efforts to make things available to the world but you don't get my blog entries in exchange. I can take my own dang photos.