Quick theme update to add a couple of often-requested features: the photo frame border surround on photo posts and photosets can be optionally disabled, and YouTube is now listed among the social networks. I’ve also added optional display of short URLs, support for static pages, icons for Tumblr’s Ask and Submission features and one or two other minor fixes. The latest file is linked on the left using a static page redirect.
I’ve submitted version 1.4 to the Theme Garden, with support for Tumblr’s new boolean and text tags, which means much easier control over output of social media links, etc. If you can’t wait for it there, grab it here.
Esquire is a free Tumblr theme by Matthew Buchanan, inspired by the art direction of Esquire magazine and released 18 March 2009 under Creative Commons. It features support for custom theme colours, followers list, post notes, and social network affiliations.
My sincere thanks to Peter Asquith for building the zig-zag quote script after I mentioned it on Twitter , and to Tim van Damme for allowing me to use and slightly modify his gorgeous social networking icons (there’s 10 available in the theme file).
“For me, the religion was in the chase, the pursuit of accumulated fact and quote, the rush to deadline, and the arrogance of standing up like the village griot at the campfire and running down a story that hadn’t yet been heard. And then the next day, maybe, doing it again.”—David Simon, series creator of the superb HBO police drama The Wire, recalls his early experiences as a staff reporter for The Baltimore Sun newspaper, in an essay for the March issue of Esquire.
Scarlett Johansson:How old were you when you lost your virginity?
A.J. Jacobs:I tell her.
Scarlett Johansson:Have you ever had a venereal disease?
A.J. Jacobs:No. Well, there was that one frightening phone call from an ex, but it turned out to be a false alarm.
Scarlett Johansson:How many girls would you say you’ve slept with?
A.J. Jacobs:She makes the “I’m impressed” face, which is nice of her, since the number is pretty low, about 2 percent of Hartnett levels, I’m guessing. When I get my notebook back, I ask her about her STD history and sex partners.