August 11, 2001

First of all, would somebody take that Sircam worm outside and shoot it? :p I’ve been receiving one or two e-mails almost everyday with the Sircam attachment but today I got six!! It really is a PITA when you are on a dial-up connection and have to wait for ages to receive a bunch of useless attachments. All of the ones I received seemed to come from the same user too but the e-mail address was hidden and since they are on EarthLink, complaining to the ISP probably won’t do any good either. I hate that!! Now that I’m done ranting and raving …

There seems to be quite a bit of interest about the comments system that Tracie pointed me over to :-) Incidentally, she’s got the system working great at her site as well and she’s got more comments than me too <vbg> Anyway, for all of those who’re interested in setting up a similar system with Blog, I’ve put in a couple of links under the FAQ section on the Blog page. Check it out!

My attempts to set up a mirror over at BarrysWorld didn’t fare too well. I use SSI on my pages and I still like to have my page extension be .HTM instead of .SHTML as some servers compel you to. Usually it is a simple matter to modify the .htaccess file so that the server will accept SSI even from a file with a .HTM extension but that doesn’t seem to work at BarrysWorld :-( Ah well, guess I’ll just have to go with two mirrors or modify Blog again so that it is totally configurable on a per site basis … which was actually something that I was thinking of today as I got up since there are certain settings in Blog which are currently global – archive type, date formats etc. that would actually be better as per site options because then you can have the same journal on two sites with completely different options! That was actually what I wanted to do with Blog anyway – give the user total freedom over how their blogs are published – let them publish the same blog to multiple sites with completely different looks or publish multiple blogs to the same site with the same look or any other combination of those …

Speaking of Blog, I know that some of you are getting anxious for the next release of Blog :p Just be patient with me … for one thing, the time taken was good because Tracie, Jeroen and Welmoet all helped discover bugs that I’d overlooked in the current build – so the delay was good. For another, I’m wondering whether I should add some of the stuff I talked about above and then just make the next release 4.0 :p I guess we’ll see … there’s just so much to be done that I sometimes think there isn’t enough hours in a day …

I began reading again last night – it’s been a month or more since I finished my last book – the last part in Piers Anthony’s Aprentice-Adept saga. I started on Mike Resnick’s “Stalking the Unicorn: A Fable of Tonight”. I’d never read any of Resnick’s stuff before but I’m really enjoying it – he’s got a fluid and whimsical style that moves the story along and keeps your interest from flagging. I also want to go to this computer show/sale which is going on in Novi – it comes around every few months … the last time they were here I went and bought Delphi and that’s how this whole Blog thing started <g> But enough of that … time’s a wasting and it’s time to get going :-)

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