I just adjusted a couple bits of the code for the front page of Modern Evil to get the flowers to behave less like ants. The math for determining which row each post’s flower will flow down had changed to something that should create less correspondence between posts made at around the same time of the day – I had thought that that correspondence would enhance the functionality of the site by grouping morning posts together and evening posts together, but it didn’t seem to be clear. And it made those awful, perfect rows appear fairly commonly. Also, I’ve added a little randomization to the flower placements, so that they won’t all fall perfectly into the pre-defined rows. They’ll be within a few pixels of the rows, so they won’t overlap too much, but there’s some play there now.
I have programming on the brain. I’ve sketched out some ideas for a couple of programs I’m thinking of trying to write for OS X… take advantage of XCode, as long as I have it. One is very easy, one is very difficult. Others will probably occur to me. I don’t want the programming to interfere with geting two novels written by the end of the month, if I can avoid it, but if I can do that and get a program or two written, all the better. Big ambitions, remember?