The flying dream

You know, normal people have “flying dreams” where they’re floating above the surface of the earth. Last night I had a “flying dream” where I was sitting in an airport pilots lounge shooting the shit with my pilot friends. And one of them looked a lot like Bill Law, although not enough to make you think it was him, although at first the guy was pretending to be him, but trying to give people very dangerous advice about flying in ice producing clouds. Then he admitted to being Bill’s long lost brother from Canada.

Very weird.

Some random thoughts about the blog

Last night, lying in bed trying to get to sleep, I had a few random thoughts about my blog.

  • If I were to just put the already generated pages of Maddy’s blog and the memorial blog, and not allow new entries or comments, then it doesn’t need a blog engine behind it, and so therefore I could upgrade *this* blog to the newest version of MovableType or TextPattern. I can’t currently upgrade MovableType because the current version’s free license only allows one author.
  • I should make a new category for a pain diary, but not put it on the main page. Sort of like how on Maddy’s blog only her entries go on the main index, but other stuff posted about her by others goes in the category index on the side.
  • I should put all the updates I’m doing to the site into a blog, either this one or another one. I should also transition the copilot-announce mailing list to Gradwell.

MovableType bug or feature?

This entry is posted at 8:20 local (12:20 GMT), but the the index.rdf entry will show the date as


That seems to imply that the GMT offset is 5 hours, when (thanks to daylight savings time) it’s really 4 hours. So should MovableType put the current offset in there, or should anybody attempting to parse that file have to know about DST?