April 15, 2002

Aargh!! The whole long weekend we had over here (from Friday to Monday inclusive of both days …) is over and no coding done! Why not? Because I’ve been suffering from the flu since Wednesday night :-( Yeah, the same flu that I had just a few weeks ago and it’s a doozy I tell you … I’m beginning to think that there is some sort of malign influence aligned against me – every time a long weekend comes up, I fall sick and so don’t get any rest nor get any coding done :p Anyway, I got through the flu and was finally up and about yesterday though I’m still suffering the results of the flu – such as not being able to taste anything, ugh – but haven’t actually done much except to catch up with all my backed up e-mail from as way far back as the middle of March … I guess that’s something though some of the people I wrote to probably don’t even remember what the heck I am talking about <g>

One piece of good news is that I received four out of the five bags of books that I sent off from the US before I left – it took more than twice the claimed time of four to six weeks but it did finally get here. One piece of advice to anybody who’s considering using book bags, be sure to pack your books in sturdy boxes and *then* put them in the book bags if you love your books. I did pack my books in boxes but they weren’t sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of the journey and had broken open and some of my book covers were bent and pages were smashed up – I hate that :-( I’m still missing another bag as well and am hoping that it didn’t go astray since I sent it off at the same time as the other four – oh well … I spent the afternoon today alternately responding to e-mails and inventorying my books as well as finding space to put them all. I finally got done with both tasks a little while ago and so decided to do update my blog as well before I have to go to bed since tomorrow is a working day :-(

Oh yeah, I added another feature to the long list of features that I keep on compiling for the next release of Blog – even though I seem to do no coding at all. The feature? Since I’ve been talking about adding a feature which would essentially make the stand-alone version of Blog also act as a Blog server, I thought why not make the stand-alone version also a client for this Blog server? Confused? :p Basically what I mean is that you will be able to run Blog in three different modes: a) stand-alone b) server c) client. The stand-alone mode will work as it does now, server mode will check a given e-mail address at given time intervals and use any incoming e-mails (or specific e-mails with a given subject line …) as entries and publish them automatically. Client mode will simply allow a user to compose a Blog entry and then will e-mail that entry to a given e-mail address when the Publish option is invoked … It sounds simple enough but since I haven’t started implementing the two latter modes, I won’t know whether it actually is so simple till I try it … I guess we’ll see …

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