I’m getting (relatively speaking) a lot of traffic from Alas A Blog today, who writes

Angry Bear is a brand-new economist-blog, and it looks like it’ll be worth reading. (One thing, Bear: please choose a different color for your outgoing links!).

Following the author’s (Ampersand) tip, I ended up on a two hour quest to optimize the color scheme. The process was made more difficult by my lack of knowledge of the details of html. I’ve also learned that the html I do know is now “deprecated”. Sounds bad doesn’t it?


A deprecated element or attribute is one that has been outdated by newer constructs. Deprecated elements are defined in the reference manual in appropriate locations, but are clearly marked as deprecated. Deprecated elements may become obsolete in future versions of HTML.

Yikes! Not just obsolete or outdated, deprecated!

I’ve used up my blog time for the day on playing with the blog template. More on dividend taxes over the weekend.