Archive of November 2005

Friday, November 11, 2005

I’m not feeling the love!

Earlier today I came across this Blog Software Smackdown: The Big 3 Reviewed.  What?  No PolarBlog?  Hello?  Anyone who could possibly be reading this knows that PolarBlog is by far the best blogging software on the planet!  And if you don't already know this, you can trust me.  I know, because I wrote it!  ;)

Seriously though, the last thing I really need is for PolarBlog to become hugely successful.  I don't have enough time to get done what I want to do now, I don't need lots of people crying for features.  Plus it would likely get eaten by the comment spammers at this point.  But fear not, realtime black listing is coming in the future.
November 11, 2005 @ 12:51 pm | Category:
Wednesday, November 09, 2005



A warm person, the sun it shines today
A cold person, left you standing in the rain
Such a bold persons, they let nothing in the way
Just sold persons, buying int all today

Why must the persons sit, when they know they don't fit in?
A sole person, he just laughs
One hundred thousand, they just cry
And everyone wants to know, why?

The persons they have rules
The government to maintain law
There have been many who've crossed the line
Some to avoid the trying times

Persons, running from persons
Persons, getting by
Persons, living underground
Persons, getting high

Why must things happen?
How does this person get by?
Persons in charge of justice
Persons commit the crimes.

November 9, 2005 @ 01:52 pm | Category:

Blue Ball Machine

A friend at work passed me this link to the Blue Ball Machine the other day.  Not really something funny, but still entertaining.
November 9, 2005 @ 01:31 pm | Category:
Monday, November 07, 2005

Blue Point Hoptical Illusion

November 7, 2005 @ 12:45 pm | Category:
Saturday, November 05, 2005

Email Post (Gmail)

This is a test post from my Gmail account.  It should be in the default topic of "Brainwork".  I need to test from here because instead of sending the message as text, it sends it as a multi-part message.

This is the second paragraph.
  Read more…
November 5, 2005 @ 08:50 am | Category:

Posting via Email

This is my first post via the new PolarBlog POP3 email interface.  If this is working as it should, this is the body portion of the post.  This is largely just a test message, but also represents a significant achievement on the progress of the Homing Pigeon release.  This posting should posted by "Kevin", be titled "Posting via Email" and be located under the "Software Development" topic.  There should now be a read more link.   Read more…
November 5, 2005 @ 08:50 am | Category:
Friday, November 04, 2005

PolarBlog on PostgreSQL

When I originally created PolarBlog, one of the features from Personal Weblog (PWL) that was dropped was PostgreSQL support.  This was largely because I'd never worked with it and didn't have access to a PostgreSQL database.  (Actually I still don't.)

Recently I was contacted by an individual who had some very nice things to say about PolarBlog and expressed an interest helping to port it to PostgreSQL.  Very cool I thought.  We've only had a couple of preliminary discussions about it, but this has definately become something I would like to do.  Thus to support this fully I will need access to a server with a PostgreSQL database.  Arrangements for that are already in the works and more details about how that is going to happen will be forthcoming. (November 21, 2005 - See this entry for more info.)

So why am I doing this?  It's going to be a lot of work obviously, so why bother.  In short, the challenge.  I've never worked with PostgreSQL although I've heard very good things about it.  This is also a very good opportunity for me to learn something of potential value for not just this project, but for my professional life.

I likely will not be concentrating on this until sometime early next year.  There are a number of things I need to deal with before I can realistically take this on.  First off I will be getting the PolarBlog "Homing Pigeon" out the door.  This release is roughly 90-95% complete.  The core functionality is nearly done, but then I have some CSS issues I need to clean up and then another security audit to possibly address some potential issues.  And then there is the alway fun updating of the documentation.  It's a drag, but it's what makes my projects friendly and easy to use in my opinion.  My goal right now is to provide current users with a Christmas present by getting this out by the end of the year.
November 4, 2005 @ 01:05 pm | Category:
Thursday, November 03, 2005

New Topic: Beer!

So what do you get when take an avid beer drinker, give him a camera phone and a blog?  You get a pictorial log of marginal pictures of beers he has drank recently!  Coming soon as they say.
November 3, 2005 @ 12:55 pm | Category:
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