Archive of May 2004

Friday, May 28, 2004

User Management

I've completed the User Management module!  This allows you to add, edit or delete users.  I believe this is the last big chunk of required code that provides an important basic function of the system.  At this point I believe the system is pretty well feature complete for what will be V1.0.  A couple of additional small things may make it in, but basically the focus now will be on installation, PWL migration and documentation.
May 28, 2004 @ 07:39 am | Category:
Thursday, May 27, 2004

Mapping Springfield

Not Illinois or Massachusetts, but as in the Simpsons!  I can't imagine the amount of time that went into making this "Guide to Springfield USA".  Really cool stuff if you're a fan.  But in reality a likely colossal waste of time!  I'm just guessing, but it might benefit the guys who did this to read this and then head outside for a long, long walk or some other physical activity.
May 27, 2004 @ 12:57 pm | Category:

Fat America

Welcome to Fat America!  There's certainly no denying it, that's for sure.  I guess I'm fortunate to not be a part of it, although an astounding 64.5% of Americans are over weight.  There's a very interesting (and long) article "The Way We Eat Now" over at Harvard Magazine that explains a lot about it.  How we got here, where we're going -all Americans overweight by 2040 or sooner!  Quite fascinating stuff.  So waddle your (likely) fat ass over and take a look.
May 27, 2004 @ 12:35 pm | Category:
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Cavity search anyone?

If you or someone you love (or better yet hate) are in need of a full cavity search, just go dig up some Area 51 Road Sensors.  Although apparently that in and of itself might not be enough.  But if you decide to walk off with one, well… it seems you just might get a visit from the Men in Black.  But what the heck, if you are going to dig them up, why not document it and put it on the World Wide Web!  Talk about sealing your fate.

It's hard to say what the outcome of all of this was, because the guy who "allegedly" did it -Chuck Clark doesn't seem to be talking anymore.  At least not since his case was resolved.  Although, he did report a few month ago that he got his stuff back that the Feds took during the raid.  Hmmm…be right back, someone's knocking on the door…
May 26, 2004 @ 12:44 pm | Category:
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Dino on White Island

I first read about this on Boing Boing, but it seems our favorite childhood pet dinosaur is now living on White Island, New Zealand.  

Dino on White Island

You can read the news article or check in on him from the web cam snapshots.  You have to be impressed with someone's effort to bring you this kind of good humor!  And if you're inspired, you can go learn more about White Island Volcano, here.
May 25, 2004 @ 12:45 pm | Category:
Monday, May 24, 2004

Robots on strike

Once again, quality content comes to us from college students with too much time on their hands.  I find this one much funnier than Pac-Man Live though.
May 24, 2004 @ 12:45 pm | Category:
Friday, May 21, 2004

Tail Baby

Here's a freak of nature…it's Tail Baby!  Here's my favorite quote: "He is reported to have a 4in 'tail' caused by genetic mutations".  Gee, ya think?  It's also good to see that his grandpa is cashing in on it!
May 21, 2004 @ 12:39 pm | Category:

V0.8 Progress Report

The PolarBlog development has slowed considerably and will likely remain low for the foreseeable future.  The weather is getting nicer and I've started cycling more as well as working around the house, spending time with the family, etc.

Since my last update I've done some more documentation and will likely be continuing with that next.  One new feature was added, that being the "Other Blogs" option.  This will allow you to list and link to other blogs you read.  I also reworked the configuration file to make it easier to add tags/tag sections and to turn various things on and off.  One thing I've been putting off is user management.  I'm still thinking through what I need to do with that more for future use than its current usage.  I'd say it's likely that this will be released as a single blogger system for V1.0.  The big coding at this point will be directed toward building and installation/PWL migration process…and getting it all documented too!
May 21, 2004 @ 07:29 am | Category:
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