Hmm .. I’m not sure where to start <g> Do I start with the new idea for Scope that makes me want to work on Scope again or about the code I’ve already done for Blog or the very nice e-mails I’ve been receiving? I guess I should start with the e-mails since they made me feel really good about the stuff that I do 🙂 First of all, I heard from my friend John yesterday since he thought that I might be feeling down after reading my journal entry yesterday (and just to clarify, I wasn’t feeling down – just ranting as usual :p) He had been on vacation but is now back and he is eager to get to work on Scope and fix a few things – so even if I don’t work on Scope, you should see stuff moving along … hopefully …
Then I heard from Daniel Bishop today who simply started his e-mail with “Scope Rocks!” <vbg> and basically all he wanted to say was that he really enjoyed Scope and that was it – no caveats, no buts :p I know that there are many others out there who do enjoy Scope but it does make it seem all worthwhile to hear from some of those people every once in a while and to know that you like what I do since that’s all I get from doing this stuff – the appreciation of others 🙂 So thank you Daniel for making things seem so much better!
Of course, the time away from work (I worked from home the last couple of days) helped as well I guess since I don’t constantly have people coming upto me and asking me about this, that or the other (don’t you just hate it when you get to be the person who knows all about the existing system?). I really felt eager to code again and even though I said I was taking a break from coding, I went back to the Blog stuff and implemented a few things that I wanted in place for Blog 2.5 🙂 In fact, now you can specify how many days worth of posts you want displayed on your blog and you have new dialogs for specifying hyperlinks, images and file links. I am in the process of implementing extra file uploading so that any images and file links you specify will be automatically uploaded along with your journal entry. Once I get that done – hopefully tonight – you should be seeing the first beta for Blog 2.5!
Oh yeah, I also have a new idea for Scope which will help alleviate one of the most irritating things about web surfing – popups! Now this is not my idea – rather it is Matt Porter’s – so I’m not a genius :p He said, “why don’t you have a toggle button on the toolbar which allows/disallows the creation of new popup windows?” I think this is simply a superb idea! While the Blocked URL feature blocks popups, you have to know the URL for the particular ad site but with the toggle button, all new popup windows will be closed except for when you want them to work – isn’t that neat? I think so 🙂 I am going to implement that before Scope 2.0 final just because I like the idea so much!