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March 12, 2005

Blogroll Update

Just a note about a few tweaks around the Imbroglio: A revised about page, a search box that works better, I think (instead of returning crazy looking results from every blog on the system, it should now use a standard template and confine its searches to ambivalent areas), and a revised blog roll. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I used to use for my blogroll, and that was awesome, but to no one's surprise, it's no longer free. So I switched to trying to use to manage the links, and that works, except that you apparently can't get more than, like, 31 links to display in a list, and that just wasn't pleasant. Enter MT-Blogroll, a new MT plugin that helps you manage your blogrolls, allowing a different roll for each blogg, categories and minimal metadata for each link, and blogrolling via book mark (click a bookmark to add a link to your roll). So it does just about everything Blogrolling did, but it's free and it runs on your own server so the price should never go up. Cool. So now the roll includes several short lists of categorized blogs, including those that focus on criminal law (the “CrimBlawgs”), since that's what I'm trying to focus more on. This category includes blogs by public defenders, prosecutors, professors of crimlaw, and students who have noted at some point that they think they want to do crimlaw. If you see that your blog is miscategorized, please let me know and I'll change it. “The Roll” at the bottom of the links is just that—the long list of blogs I like and which I would visit daily if I had the time. Some of them I do visit daily or regularly, others less regularly, but they're all worth visiting so they're there for when I have a free moment. Also, some are missing. Some blogs I visit so often I've forgotten to blogroll them—I just always type in the URL. I'll try to notice these and add them to the list. That's more than anyone wanted to know, but I'm procrastinating, so...

Posted March 12, 2005 10:50 AM | meta-blogging

Wanted to let you know about one error on your blog roll. Ex Mea Sententia, the other blogger from my school has hung his cap.

(also you don't list mine, but that's okay, I rarely talk about the law or school)


Posted by: quasi in rem at March 12, 2005 01:04 PM

I mean he quit blogging. The replacement page sometimes links to a prostitute.

Posted by: quasi in rem at March 12, 2005 01:05 PM

How did you manage that revised search template? Mine does a rather strange twist by searching only TYoH on the search from the homepage, but then searching all blogs run off that MT implementation if you search from the search page. I've been looking for a fix for ages!

If you have a solution and could email me, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Posted by: A. Rickey at March 12, 2005 05:59 PM

qir: Thanks for the tip. I dropped ex mea and added you. I just wish I had more time to visit all these great sites more often!

A.R.: Yeah, it looks like I've got the same problem w/the advanced search feature. I doubt I'll be able to find a fix if you've already searched for one and haven't found it, but I'll let you know if I figure anything out. I hope you enjoy your spring break! The reality of going back to school Monday is just not sinking in here...

Posted by: ambimb at March 12, 2005 11:00 PM

Why thank you! I'm almost blushing.

Posted by: Three Generations at March 14, 2005 10:48 PM

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