Friday, July 13, 2007

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...

A quick peek "behind the kimono"...

You may have noticed that some of the posts looked a bit odd lately. The sweet "Peekaboo" feature has gone fubar. You will note that ALL of the posts have the "Read more..." tags. Further, they don't work even where they are supposed to.

The short story is the guy that wrote the code to do the "peekaboo" thing had kept a piece of it on his server, so every time a page loaded - in ANY blog using this hack - a call was made to the server. Well, he simply got so popular he ran out of bandwidth, so they quit working.

The fix is simple but it will take some time to set up. I need to download the "master" code and add it to the template. Not tough, but it will take a bit of testing. So if you see weird displays on the blog this weekend - it's just me tinkering.

Should you care, here is the link to the full explanation.

Update (10:25 pm Friday): Well, I THINK it is working again. got a few more tweaks and we'll see what it looks like.

testing here...
Update (11:07 pm Friday):All looks well now. I even added a "fader" for the expanded sections so they sort of "fade in" and "fade out".

Thanks to Ramani at Hackosphere for his quick solution. In gratitude and because it is the right thing to do I added a link in the "Resources" section. If you need Blogger hacks that is the place to start.
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