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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Today

Advent       Mercury retrograde       🌙 waxing crescent moon
※ Starwell       Ursids meteor shower       ≠ Saturnalia

I've been working on the little fiddly bits that most people will never consciously notice. The the situational vortices hit.

After a bit of a detour, I decided to make the new lexicon page pure HTML instead of styled text. It makes it easier to edit and keep track of. That's when I noticed that I kept using line breaks after my definition boxes.

Well, really that should be done with padding and margins within the class definitions. Then I needed to erase all those line breaks. Easy enough with find-and-replace. Except that changed the look of my timetable page because I was doing the same thing there.

Okay, that's fixed. Except now I noticed something else. RapidWeaver is too friendly in some ways. It let's you style things without showing you the style codes. Well, within the RapidWeaver interface, if you designate a link as not opening a new page, it underlines the link. That's well and good, except using the interface to define links makes it slower to edit the link later when you have a big site and a lot of links. So it's really faster to hand code the links. More flexible too, I can recolor and put a line through the broken links. Except now I have all these neowayland.com links that need to be underlined. And I just realized that I should make a class for those.

Time consuming. Fiddly bits. But it will save time in the long run.

Later…

I decided to have some fun. I didn't get all the links, I'll do that as I finish cleaning up the code. But for the internal links, they are underlined and grow when you hover over them. For the broken links, they are grey with a line through them, when you hover over a broken link it shrinks as if to say "don't click me."

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