Blackout Ireland

Entries for July 2004

July 23, 2004 at 3:53PM This is a test.

I’m just checking to see if everything works properly.

Zoop. Zing! Zap!

Yup, it all works!

It’s all going to look a bit ugly for a while, but no bother. Once I think of a nice layout for everything and get some time to do it, it’ll all be great.

The code and everything will need a lot of work before I’m happy enough with it to consider it anywhere near done, but this is a start, and not a bad start at that for a weekend’s hacking away on paper.

July 23, 2004 at 4:59PM A second test.

I want to see if the bizarre little query I’m using to fetch the entries is working ok. I’ll need over seven days of posts before I can be completely sure.

Update: Ah, bugger! It’s not working right! This entry isn’t showing up on the blasted frontpage. Well, back to work...

Update: Working properly... for now... I guess now I work on pinging and syndication.

July 23, 2004 at 7:21PM Cleaned up the blogroll code

I fiddled about with the code in People and Stuff to:


Now, here’s the big question: should I change the commenting code (which works on the whole site, not just the blog) to be db-based? This would mean I’d be able to find the most recent entries easily, and get a count on the number of posts.

Must add categories at some point too.

July 26, 2004 at 4:30PM Now with added linklog!

Yay! Linklog!

No more dumbass tables on the People and Stuff page either. I don’t particularly care if IE renders it slightly wrong.

Now, I need to fix the site navigation so that it doesn’t suck so much. Feck, I need to fix the whole site design: so much cruft has built up all over the place that it’s becoming unbearable.

Iaan baeri bo sin, oog baerig bo so. [smile]

July 28, 2004 at 5:02PM Marking linklog entries as read or not read.

One thing that’s after occurring to me that would be a useful addition (for me at least) is a flag in the database that marks whether I’ve read or haven’t read the associated link.

There’s piles of times where I bookmark or log a link, meaning to return to it later to read, but completely forget about. Surely part of the point behind a linklog is to help you keep track of all that kind of stuff.

We’re currently going under rather radical CSS and markup renovations, so sorry about the mess.

Oh, and saw Andy Richter Controls the Universe on tv3 yesterday. It rocks! And damn is the girl who plays the receptionist hot!