on May 17, 2013
I went to make a minor change to my theme, then realized I’d broken something, then realized I’d have to fix something else to fix that, and then realized this entire idea needed more testing.
So yes, the theme is a little wonky. I’m posting this message here so this entry can be a lightning rod for all the “OMG WHAT DID YOU DO!?!?” messages that show up when I break something. I appreciate knowing when things go wrong, but it does make things strange for people perusing the archives years later. Also, it makes it hard for me to find the little bits of advice people give me, since they’re filed under some unrelated post.
This was a classic programmer blunder. At 41 years old, I totally knew better. You think “It’s such a small change. I shouldn’t need to do a full round of testing for something so minor.” Then once it’s in place you see the unintended consequences, and you’re faced with the choice of rolling back changes (a pain) or making panic-mode hotfixes that will probably make things worse.
Anyway, yes – I am aware that things are a little wonky. The site should still work, post headers will just be out of alignment. Readability should be just fine. Provided you’re not trying to read the post header.
Remain calm and browse on.
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.