The New Clubhouse

treehouseThis is not a clubhouse. Drake’s Flames is just a dopey place where I write stuff and you read it and then you sometimes say I’m wrong. But since I’m redoing the whole site with this dead-sexy new design, and adding a bunch of sweet bells and whistles, I’ll just pretend it’s a clubhouse and then we can clear out the middle of the floor for a dance-off.

A few things to note about the new place. First, the old RSS feed won’t work any more. I tried to make it easy to change over by setting up a button right there by the Twitter logo. It goes to a feedburner feed that I just barely understand and probably did wrong. Sue me – I’m better with dick jokes than PHP.

And now you can search through a category to see what I’ve done recently. It’s over in the sidebar, and you can even see post counts. One thing to keep in mind is that I have not gone through all 800+ old posts, so those post counts are really far off. Hell, I just got through last October and then got tired and gave up.

Also, if you hated the old comments section, you’ll probably like these a lot more. For one thing, you don’t have to log in. You can, and you can give me your name so I know who I’m talking to, but you can also just post anonymously. In order to flummox the spambots, I just set it up so that if there are any links in your post, they won’t show up until I see them. So you can comment away, but if you try to sell Mexican pharmaceuticals in my comments section, I can shut your skanky ass down.

Let’s see, what else. The contact page should be pretty easy to use. Search should be about the same as before. Twitter feed is still over there, and the RSS feed should work. If you see anything broken, or if something looks weird in your archaic browser because you can’t get away from Internet Explorer, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. There’s a fair bit of work to do, but I am crazy tired of the old site and wanted to get over here and start doing something new. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

9 Responses to “The New Clubhouse”

  1. Congratulations Matt! Cool new place you’ve got here. Where’s the beer?

  2. Matt Drake says:

    What? I thought you were bringing the beer! What the hell are we going to do with all this ice?

  3. Kenneth Harkin says:

    No freaking anti robot spam phrase crap!!!! Thank you, I can now post from my iPhone.

  4. Shaggy Shoggoth says:

    Cheers on the new digs, Matt!

    I trust the strippers are in the usual corner?

  5. Scott says:

    My work denies access to your old site as it was “detected as containing offensive material”. Apparently this new site is ok though, sweet!

  6. Matt Drake says:

    Well, then, Scott, it should still be a little bit before they scan the site and discover jokes about hookers, so enjoy it while you can!

  7. JR says:

    Like the new site, pal. And it’s nice to see you too “bathroom humor” out of the parenthetical because, let’s face it, I read this in the bathroom a lot.

  8. Matt Drake says:

    Thanks, Bubba! I’m delighted you still read these dick jokes. Of course, I also know it’s because of the dick jokes.

  9. Lee M. says:

    I just found your new site and got caught up with your reviews. Looking good. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, eh?