Minor Blog Upgrades

This is sort of a cheat for meeting my blog-a-day quota for this last month, but I wanted to note a few minor tweaks I’ve made to the blog. I’m not really savvy with all the coding experience needed to modify javascript, .php, or CSS stylesheets, so they are pretty simple tweaks, but hopefully they’ll improve people’s blog reading experience.

Specific changes:

  • I’ve enabled the use of comment and author avatars. I wanted a way of helping people tell which posts were mine and which were those of the other bloggers, as there’s been occasional confusion. I wasn’t able to figure out how to splice in the code to display our avatars next to each post title, but it’s a start.
  • I added a bio block at the bottom of each post (when you click on the individual post), serving the above mentioned function of making it clear which of us wrote which post.
  • I added a profile picture/avatar that’s recent enough to show me with my beard (and all the grey hair I’ve earned between two space startups and four little boys).
  • I also installed a plugin that lets me add footnotes to my blog posts.1
    • The footnotes appear if you mouseover the footnote number, or you can see them in the footer if you go to the specific post. I can’t figure out how to show them above the author bio, but really, I mostly just wanted them as mouseover text.
    • Hopefully this should enable a slight decrease in my abuse of parenthetical and nested parenthetical statements, and slightly increase my use of witty sarcasm.
  • I still need to find a header picture that works and doesn’t suck, so the default one will stay for a bit longer.

Tomorrow I’ll blog something with real content.

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Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff

President/CEO at Altius Space Machines
Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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  1. Unfortunately they’re not quite as cool as the footnotes on XKCD What-if, but they’re still useful.
Jonathan Goff

About Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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One Response to Minor Blog Upgrades

  1. ken anthony says:

    Everybody loves witty sarcasm!

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