New Year, New Design

Despite French cries of protest, another year has turned. And with that, tdaxp has a (slightly) updated look.

The new banner image was taken by me, near the center of Beijing. Other new features include a “Popular Tags” box (currently featuring my posts on 5GW and Resilience, among other topics), new best posts (including Learning Evolved and The Wary Guerrilla), and new linked-to blogs (such as Gene Expression and gnxp).

Happy New Year!

4 thoughts on “New Year, New Design”

  1. Nitin,

    Thanks! Any guess where the picture was taken? (No cheating! 🙂 )

    Mark,

    Italics… yikes! That definitely isn't part of the design! Rather, blogspirit incorrectly adds html, which it strips out in a malformed way, which Internet Explorer can't handle because it allows tags to cross a “div” attribute.

    The cooler bloggers use firefox… :-p [1]

    [1] http://www.getfirefox.com

  2. Maybe it's my monitors substandard resolution but that long structure has the look of a rampart of an asian persuasion. The brownish structure way back there is hard to define. Not quite pagoda, but… The massive writing in the sky's a bit alien…

    I throw in somewhere in south east asia.

  3. Hey, you did get the Continent right. 🙂 The picture is of the Forbidden City's moat in Beijing, China. I originally posted the picture on May 10 [1], though flickr has some far more artistic shots [2,3,4]

    I like your post on intellectual sadism [5], by the way.

    [1] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2006/05/10/a-forbidding-city.html
    [2] http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaw/9211789/
    [3] http://www.flickr.com/photos/linda-l/110432604/
    [4] http://www.flickr.com/photos/iain_cocks/217786369/
    [5] http://soobdujour.blogspot.com/2007/01/intellectual-sadism-human-kind-has.html

  4. 🙂

    Thanks for the link and the compliment!
    The Forbidden City would have been my next guess! (lol, i'm lying)

    I like the perspective. You must've been on a boat or in a rather precarious position on a bridge.

  5. Subadei,

    The original picture picture [1] was taken on the Donghuamen Dajie bridge near the south-east part of the Forbidden City moat. [2] The bridge is quite wide [3], and the other side of it looks to the south-east guard tower [4].

    Though it was a clear day early in my trip, the air quality was already getting to me. I didn't realize what was causing my symptoms until about two-weeks into my trip, which was unfortunate, because an inhaler (like I got eventually [5]) would have allowed me to enjoy more of that historic & beautiful section of Beijing.

    [1] http://www.jimriverreport.com/china/20060510/CIMG1277.JPG
    [2] http://www.thebeijingguide.com/forbidden_city/index.html
    [3] http://www.jimriverreport.com/china/20060510/CIMG1285.JPG
    [4] http://www.jimriverreport.com/china/20060510/CIMG1287.JPG
    [5] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2006/05/22/the-emergency-room-and-the-south-cathedral.html

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