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More FAQ goodness

Before I forget, I have two more FAQ achievements I'd like to report, both of which may be of interest to some of my friends. *eyes foxmagic*

You might remember the events I reported in my previous post on this subject. Well, the ensuing debate resulted in a new policy regarding S2 documentation: namely, the differences between the two style systems will be reflected in the FAQ, but there will be no tutorials on how to actually do stuff in S2 until it's reached its first release version. It's a nice compromise, IMHO.

Because of this new policy (and because of related abuse issues), the documentation administrators have recently implemented my original suggested modification to this FAQ (although I must give finding_helena credit for raising the issue in the first place). More importantly, braindrain adapted my prior first draft of a proposed "catch-all" S2 FAQ; I suggested lot of modifications to his proposal, and almost all of them were accepted. The new FAQ has since been added.

Behold: FAQ #168: What is Style System 2 (S2)? How can I use it on my journal?

*dances the happy yay-I-sorta-wrote-a-second-FAQ dance*

Yay for S2

After a couple of hours tweaking bits of code, fixing whole table layouts and de-colourising, among other things, I've decided to make my S2 style the default view for my journal. A lot of things don't work like I want them to yet, but when you go to reply to my posts, you'll still be able to do so but through a prettier (in my opinion) interface.
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Trying to think positive thoughts

(Amidst the looming exams and dissertation deadline, that is.)

Thanks to everyone who's filled out my first poll, and to those who haven't yet done so, you still can whoever you are. Some of you suggested using syn points to subscribe to cartoons, which I asked you to exclude from your answer since I can already pull many if not all of them using dailystrips. As for the others, I'll have a look at those before long.

Thanks also for the suggestions on custom styles. I started out doing my first style in S1, but with some persuasion from crschmidt I started work on porting it to S2. It was a bit of an uphill struggle at first learning all the programming required, but I think I have it sorted thanks to some helpful pointers, notably from jproulx. I'll hold off until after my exams before finishing it and cleaning it up. Who knows, with a little luck it may become a system style, available to every user.

On an unrelated note, I have a birthday coming up in just over a month. Which reminds me, earenwe, what do you want for yours?

As this birthday's a sort of special one for me, Mum has decided that I'm entitled to an expensive present. Considering the fact that many parents buy their children cars for this particular birthday (or even earlier), and I don't plan on getting my licence for years to come, she's come to the conclusion that a maxed-out 30GB iPod is a reasonable benchmark, should I want one. I'm not 100% sure that I do, though.

While it would be undoubtedly cool to own an iPod, be able to use it has an external Hard Drive and listen to my music collection on the move (especially attractive given the awful state of daytime radio here; I could even download recorded copies of the superior night-time shows and listen to them during the daytime) I'm not sure buying an iPod is the right move, considering I'm already in the market for a new PowerBook, which will cost a lot more in the long run.

Can any of you help me decide on what to get? Either you can somehow convince me that the iPod is a really worthwhile purchase that can't wait until next year, or you can suggest other similarly expensive presents I might prefer. Either way, I'd appreciate as much feedback as possible.