Aleksandar • Vacić

iOS bits and pieces

Short MT rant

There is an incredible amount of raging comments and trackbacks about the way SixApart decided to lead Movable Type to. Everyone are going crazy, it makes me think that people are to be forced to pay for the new version or to use something else.

I’m gonna use something else. It’s called MT 2.661 and it serves me pretty good.

There are folks having dozens of authors and blogs running on MT 2.x. Who the hell forces you to change it? If it served you fine until now, why change it? If it didn’t, why haven’t you changed it earlier?

It’s ridiculous.

All the best to SixApart. It’s their software, their money, their fortune (or not).


I was last night at the world premiere, here in Belgrade (yes, it was shown before Cannes and LA). Premiere was held at the Open Air cinema, at football (soccer for you Americans) stadium in front of something like 4k people. It would’ve probably been more, but it was freezing weather, luckily with no rain. Despite the fact I still can feel the chill in my bones, it was worth it.


The film is awesome. I’m self-certified sword&shield movies sucker, but I think this movie will also appeal to those seeking much deeper emotions than shield-wall grinding.

Eric Bana is excellent as magnificent Hector, Orlando is…well, Orlando. But Brad Pitt…man, how good he is. He gave the master-piece of acting - just watch his face when he’s calling Hector out, when Priam meets him, his moves…

Diane Kruger as Helene really looks worthy of war. It is un-human how beautiful she is.

I can’t wait to get this on DVD to watch over and over. I’m sure I missed some good moments last night.

Drop-up menu

Due to popular request (hi xeon :), I have updated the examples with the drop-up version. This is useful if you want to place the menus in the page footer.

This is the only important part:

/* fix the position */

#menu li ul {

  bottom: 1.5em;

  left: 0;


#menu li li ul {

  bottom: 0;

  left: 100%;


1.5em is just an example value. You need to modify it according to menu make-up (as shown in the examples).

New, improved blog

As you can see, there were some subtle and some not so subtle changes here.

My initial information architecture (IA) for this site was crap. My intention was to focus on the scripts I do and some occasional post on other subjects. At that time, I thought that I wouldn’t have time to write too much, like some other literary maniacs in blogosphere.

I still don’t have so much time to write, but there is a decent number of entries here. So, when you jump into Techs or Life categories, you’ll see several pages of entries. Sparks entries were a separate blog, where ADxMenu, WCH and other stuff were located. I used a great deal of MT plugins to make them all work together, and did not quite successed.

It was time for a change.

Now, all entries and categories resides in one blog. That meant exporting entries from Sparks blog and importing them into Moments. That caused all sparks URLs to break. Since that were the most linked pages, I wrote a custom 404 page, informing whoever comes about the change.

That’s only half the work. I need to go through all of my entries and correct my own links (although the 404 page deals with that too). This is a tedious process, which will take a while…Any help greatly appreciated.

New IA and some U

I have dozens of categories now, with some of the entries archived in more then one. I intend to leave the Techs and Life categories as the primary ones, but assigning additional categories as well. I hope this will prove more useful when you need to locate an entry on particular subject.

Respect & Learn section at the left is broken into three sections, with more links (and more coming).

On the usability side, I added a little script that will fetch the viewport size and expand the right column until the end. This does not work in IE, for reasons beyond me at the moment. All other scripts (apart from MT ones) are removed.

I changed the style too, so the text size is resizable in IE/Win too (using body:76% and p:1em trick). There are other subtle changes, like adding A+ logo as list bullet. I will continue to add more changes like that.

With appologies for many broken links, I hope this will actually improve the site usefulness.