There have been a lot of changes here at Tikun Olam lately. Not in terms of content, but in terms of graphics, site design and other technical issues. Yesterday and today I moved servers. It was more complicated than I expected (isn’t it always) and the site wasn’t available for parts of both days. But I had the help of two wonderful folks, Carthik Sharma and Jonathan at DigitalToast who kept at it despite all the frustrating technical problems. We’re now moved over to the new server which will serve pages much faster than our previous one. I’m also expecting much less down time than we had before.
In the past week or so I also changed the theme of this blog. I hope you’re enjoying the slideshow banner as much as I’m enjoying finding images that express some of my Jewish and political values. I’ve always felt that even political blogs should not be satisfied with merely words on a page. The blog medium needs to be visual. This new theme, Living OS Upsilon, allows me to do this. With the help of a web designer Wajahath Dean, I’ve also tweaked the theme so that the post display area is wider to accommodate my longer posts.
If you have any technical difficulties with any aspect of the site please let me know.