Technical updates to

I decided to dink around with the blog’s backside briefly.

#1: Added an Atom <link>. RSS is dead. (Well maybe that’s a bit extreme, but providing only an RSS <link> is lame.)

#2: Removed any RSS badging/links. The fine art of “wasting time looking for a syndication badge when there’s plenty of other stuff on the WWW to look at” is dying. It’s not as usable or quick as letting a computer figure it out.

#3: Removed the search box, and related WordPress search cruft. Search on low-traffic personal blogs is definitely dead.

#4: Now displaying a bit more older content on the homepage.

#5: Fixed validation bugs (a <div> in a place it can’t be, a missing alt attribute on an <img>, and a Flickr URL with unencoded ampersands.)

#6: Changed styles and text a bit.

Coffee may prevent heart disease, rebloging, which is abstracting something from Annals of Internal Medicine, describing something some university folks said, says:

New research suggests that heavy coffee drinkers are less likely to die of heart disease, such as heart attacks, strokes, and arrhythmia. Edidemiologists from the Autonomous University of Madrid analyzed data from more than 120,000 men and women. According to their study, women who drank four or five cups of brew a day were 34 percent less likely to die form heart disease. Men who drank more than five cups a day were 44 percent less likely to succumb to heart disease…

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