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:
- Download the blo.gs favorites feed and return it as a ColdFusion query. Wrote a nice new shiny custom tag for this, which I’ll make available once I’ve fixed up the parsing code to my satisfaction.
- Replaced my custom serialisation code to use WDDX. My favourites file is here. This is how I should have done things from the beginning, quite frankly.
- Seperated the rendering code out properly so that I can now I can include my blogroll in any page on the site.
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!
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.
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.