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Staring down the Bazooka

Posted on 30 September 2007 by jose

I've been heavily using Drupal for a couple months now, and I've finally absorbed enough to start troubleshooting the various migration issues that occurred when I went from Wordpress to what I'm playfully referring to as The Bazooka (because there's just so much you can do, and so many modules if you can't do something; it's amazing, and as I originally assessed years ago when I wanted a blogging platform, almost too powerful. Almost).

More Map Tweaks

Posted on 23 February 2006 by jose

At first, it seemed my vainglorious attempt to list my international (web site) hits would be a disaster: the access map page was not part of the Wordpress structure, and editing it was not as easy as it could have been. More importantly, even though I could greet those visitors on my Wordpress pages, which would get pushed to the main Hackwater page, the XML file listing all my hits geographically was not the easiest to read, as I wasn't doing any filtering (all my US hits were crowding out the relatively few international ones).

Back in Miami

Posted on 22 December 2005 by jose

I'm back home in Miami, having booted my parents' computer to Kubuntu to ssh into Hackwater (I'm lazy and don't want to install PuTTY). The default KDE browser, Konqueror, renders the Wordpress admin pages very poorly. I've also discovered that my site doesn't look too good on Konqueror or, on a Windows machine, at high resolution (1280x1024). The problem is that at home in Massachusetts, I can't get my resolution up that high for testing. But it looks like I've got some CSS hacking to do to get the site looking good.

Now With More Sidebar!

Posted on 10 July 2005 by jose

I've done Yet Another Site Re-design. I've added a sidebar for easier entry navigation, which played around with the way CSS floats behaved in Firefox and IE. I believe I've got most of those bugs ironed out, but now the archive navigation needs a re-write. Right now, the code is pretty messy; I'd like to go through and refactor it all. I'm tempted to completely re-write it, as the sidebar adds an interesting wrinkle: right now, the sidebar is generated from the id and subject line of the latest 10 entries. But I'd like to see if I can reduce the number of times MySQL is accessed.

In which I finally get my server operational

Posted on 02 July 2004 by jose

Lots of exciting news: I've got a Gmail account! A good friend sent me an invite, so now I can take my new 1 GB Google account for a spin. More importantly, my Linux web server is operational, running Debian Sarge, Apache 2, and PHP 4. There won't be any real changes to this page, though, until I get a top-level domain and Dynamic DNS service. Until then, this page will continue to be hosted by Earthlink.

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