Wed, Jan 18, 2012, 4:09pm Engine and Domains Update
Computers » Mac
k, not that anyone is the wiser, but I'm finally going to rebuild my web template engine / protocol for HTML5. A relatively minor change from the XHTML protocol, but it's also a nice reason to include better handling of javascript, css, mobile devices and some better RESTful methods. Since I'm steeped in Python lately, I'll probably make an engine in that for now, followed by Ruby and F-Script and whatever else strikes me.

But more importantly, I have changes I've been putting off for forever to most of my domains. For one thing, I have to reorganize what domains are doing what. I want to overhaul the OS X Page. I'm still not sure exactly what I want to do with it, so suggestions welcome. I also own CocoaDevWorld and iPhoneDev. I have a Code section to this blog that perhaps should be in one of those other places. And the OS X Apps list? The old version is essentially in archive mode, but there is reason to have an alternate non-MAS listing out there. I don't foresee a MAS-only Mac OS on the horizon (or, if it happens, … that would be a disaster), so there'll always be a need to know what other software is out there.

So, if you have suggestions or thoughts, please leave 'em below. I'll blog about progress on the web engine as I spend time on it, and eventually swap out the underlying engine for this blog, hopefully with no one knowing the difference. I have several web projects that I want to use the engine for, so that should keep that project from stagnating.

  • enowning (Sun, February 12th, 2012, 11:15am UTC)
    Your page on Heidegger translations, , shows up blank in IE9 and Android, yet works on Chrome.

  • Jeff (Sun, February 12th, 2012, 1:26pm UTC)
    Thanks for letting me know about that! I'll try to fix that up soon.

  • Jeff (Fri, February 17th, 2012, 4:08am UTC)
    I updated the code that generates the timeline and found that there were a few rendering errors that may have been causing the problems in those browsers. I don't have IE (any version) or Android, so haven't been able to test since the fix, so please let me know if it's working now. Also, while I was there, I made the page rendering itself significantly faster.

  • Andrew Theken (Wed, June 27th, 2012, 8:41pm UTC)
    Hi Jeff,

    Thanks for your incredible stewardship of the OS X apps page. I switch to make in 2002 or 2003 and have been using this important resource ever since.

    I know you're in the process of overhauling it, but if you can bring the page back, even in it's "old and busted" version, the Internet gods will smile on you.

    Again, thanks for all your work on this database of apps, I have found some truly great gems thanks to you!


  • Jeff (Wed, June 27th, 2012, 10:59pm UTC)
    Hi Andrew!

    Nice to hear that you have found it useful. Sorry about all the broken links over the last couple of years.

    I did leave the app list in tact, though there isn't a link from the main page. Perhaps I should include the link. At any rate, use this and it should work:link

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