Thu, Apr 2, 2009, 5:07pm Framework Rewrite Time
This latest rewrite has been coming for a while, but things haven't lined up until now to start making progress on it. The current incarnation of the engine runs this website in addition to several others, and it works fine, but as with all programming projects, it becomes clear how things could be better and that they should be so. The new rewrite will be initially written in Python, taking the best from the current PHP and Objective-C versions, which are the two most mature versions currently in service. Each has gotten tweaks over the last couple of years that ended up being unique to them, but which all versions should benefit from. [Read more…]
Wed, Sep 3, 2008, 9:01am EyeTV vs Kryder's Law
The race is now on between the amount of storage space I need to house all my EyeTV videos (about half of which are recorded in HD) and how much drive space I'm willing to buy each year. The map to the right is of one of my 1T drives, purchased in the spring. It's only 60% full, and that's a map of just that 60%, but I think you can see that I'll be needing a new drive next year if this keeps up. [Read more…]
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Fri, Nov 30, 2007, 5:54am Oh, the Books…
Somehow beer drinking led to expanding the small list of books that I'm currently reading into its own expanded page. Not a big whoop, but could be interesting. Should I attach a discussion page to each book? Might do that soon. At any rate, it includes comments on each book, so could be trivially transformed into a basic book discussion page. Perhaps tomorrow. It's true that I need to clean up the alignment on the page. The Unibroue has me happy and sleepy. (Such a good Canadian brewery.)

Update : The books now all their own forum pages, as with this example.
Tue, May 15, 2007, 2:18am Back to the Future
Watching videos of the state of the art of computer science from the 1960s is a very humbling experience. It seems that everything that has happened since has been just fleshing out the visions people had sketched out back then. Part of the problem is that the hardware has become so uniform. Software stays within the same general bounds given the same input/output. OS innovation has largely stagnated. Even programming languages haven't changed a whole lot. Surely we can start taking larger steps into unknown territory again, no? [Read more…]
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Tue, Feb 27, 2007, 4:41pm Spam filtering seems a-ok
Maybe because my custom blog system flies (way) under the radar of spambot standard practices, but I've been checking each item flagged as spam by my spam checker for the last couple of months and finally going to have it no longer report back to me about it, since it has a 100% success record on distinguishing spam from real submissions during that time. As a side note, if I ever met someone who participated in spamming, I'd certainly try to deck them.
Mon, Feb 5, 2007, 3:10am Dynamic Forms via AJAX?
Just wondering if this could help solve spamming problems, but what if webpages didn't have form tags at all when they loaded, and only got them at a user's request to post something. Dynamically, using AJAX, so the form tag is never available on a generic page load. I would presume that spambots would ignore the page as just a static webpage. I'm amazed at the level of spam that hits any page with a form on it. It might not help for pages which have already become known to the bots, which don't seem to re-scan pages that they already know respond to form posts. So, any chance this could work?
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Sat, Feb 3, 2007, 4:09pm Web Standards Move On
Ok, so it seems that browsers from 1995 don't view this site well at all. Mosiac 1.0.3, from 1994, doesn't even know what to do with URLs that don't start with "www," so can't even see these blog pages. (It seems in the later half of '95 they started to deal with them.) [Read more…]
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Wed, Jan 4, 2006, 10:51pm
No more direct SQL entries
Tue, Jan 3, 2006, 8:28pm
xhtml 1.1 y yo
Tue, Dec 20, 2005, 9:13pm
Optimization I: not preg_replace()
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Wed, Dec 7, 2005, 5:57pm
tex2im brings TeX to this blog
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Wed, Dec 7, 2005, 2:27pm
Firefox unhappy with my CSS
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Tue, Dec 6, 2005, 4:37pm
RSS Feedbag
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Sun, Dec 4, 2005, 10:13pm
Domo arigato
Sun, Dec 4, 2005, 2:00pm
Fixing up the place
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Sat, Dec 3, 2005, 3:01am
(Forum) Separation anxiety
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Thu, Dec 1, 2005, 7:38pm
Misc decisions
Thu, Dec 1, 2005, 2:00pm
Down with Google Ads
Thu, Dec 1, 2005, 1:00pm
"The dream is over"
Thu, Nov 24, 2005, 8:45pm
And now, for a break
Thu, Nov 24, 2005, 3:30am
Where there is a Will…
Thu, Nov 24, 2005, 2:15am
The gig is up, sorta
Thu, Nov 24, 2005, 1:30am
Thu, Nov 24, 2005, 1:00am
A smattering of tables
Wed, Nov 23, 2005, 11:10pm
Movin' toward DB
Wed, Nov 23, 2005, 9:45pm
Simple PHP for a simple PHP coder
Wed, Nov 23, 2005, 9:18pm
Forums open to public
Wed, Nov 23, 2005, 9:00pm
My 1st order
Wed, Nov 23, 2005, 8:45pm
1st day on the new blog