January 14, 2003

I was sort of in the zone yesterday :p I sat down at my computer around 7:00am, turned the music on and started coding and the next thing I know, my Mom is asking me if I wasn’t going to have breakfast. I looked at the clock and it was 10:30am! So I go downstairs, eat breakfast and come back and start coding again and my Mom’s again calling me and this time she wants to know if I want lunch and I look at the clock and it’s 1:00pm :-) I guess time sure flies when you’re having fun. I did manage to get all the changes I wanted to implement (well, almost all the changes – I think I might add a few more today that I was too lazy to put in yesterday) for the QBoard system done yesterday and I think I tested every aspect of it to make sure that it does not blow up. Of course, since the development and testing was done on my machine, on my webserver, I am not 100% sure that it is OK and so I’m going to upload it to my domain (where I already have it running using a slightly older version of the source) and test it again. If it works out, then I guess I’ll commit to SourceForge and then switch over to using the system for my own tagboard.

Of course, the system was designed to provide not just a simple tagboard for your domain or your site but to provide a remote “tagboard farm” for multiple users. I don’t know if I want to open up my server so that others can use the tagboard system too since that’s going to use up bandwidth and generate a lot of traffic. Joel (who is the main developer on the project at SourceForge) tells me that the system grew so much on his server that it was swamping everything else and I neither want nor need that. So, I am still debating about the whole QBoard thing – I do want to use it personally since I love the features it offers but I don’t know if I will open it up to the public. Maybe to a few friends but probably not generally .. at least not till I know what kind of traffic my site generates per month so that I have a rough idea as to the cut off limits :p

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