Greetings everyone. I want to take this opportunity to fill you in on
some of things that have been going on in the CoC camp over the past couple of months.
As I stated in my very first editorial on our new and improved
website, the transformation of CoC and our website is an ongoing
process. Although at times real life rudely intrudes in our affairs,
we've been working on bringing to light new improvements to our website.
To that end, Pedro has just completed work on a new set of features
for our website. The biggest improvement is to our search engine. You
can now search the full text of any article's contents, with search
keyword highlighting in the results. We've also enabled searching by
label name. Both of these features can be found in our advanced search
section by clicking on the "Search" and selecting "Advanced
Also, a minor but important improvement was made to our related
article list. This is the list that appears at the end of each article
and provides a link to articles on the same band. We've improved the
coverage of this list to include articles from ALL sections instead of
just the current section.
Although these aren't earth-shattering new features, they are great
improvements to the general usability of our site. Stay on the look
out for more improvements as we slowly work our way through our Phase
Two "to-do" list.
Finally, I'd like to introduce the newest member of the CoC clan.
Jackie Smit's debut article appeared in Chronicles of Chaos way back
on May 18, 2003 (I guess this introduction is a little overdue).
Jackie hails from South Africa but currently resides in London; a
business graduate who's currently working in the glamourous field of
market research. Jackie's been a loyal CoC reader for years and years
with multiple published Loud Letters. And I still contend that loyal
readers always make for the best writers... as evidenced by most of
our current staff.