July 10, 2001

Ok, I had enough time during lunch to get together a Beta 3 of Scope 🙂 The download link’s on the side-bar as well as on the Download page itself – enjoy! As for further development, at the moment I’m actually thinking of going back to Blog since the number of Blog users seems to be slowly increasing. I updated the list of sites using Blog with two more sites today. While the number of sites that I know of that use Blog can still be counted on the fingers of one hand, it does seem as if the number is slowly growing and since I use Blog a lot myself, I have decided to start work on some badly needed features such as the ability to customize how many days worth of posts are shown on the main page and a few other such niceties.

While I am on the subject, I do have a question for any Blog users who might be reading this. I have had discussions with at least a couple of people who wanted an integrated way to upload both their posts and any graphics that the post might reference. I’ve been using BOB till now to do extra file uploads but it would make sense to have that capability in Blog itself. Now my question to existing Blog users is – would you mind an increase in file size if I were to add an extra file upload feature? Or rather, is the extra file upload feature something really necessary to Blog? I’d appreciate your input. Thanks 🙂

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Last night I had a dream about stepping on a pile of feces (relax, this story does have a point <vbg>) and in Sri Lanka they say that if you dream about feces, you are going to come into some money (or at least I think that’s what they say – am not sure since I might be confusing it with something else :p). I got up in the middle of the night soon after that dream (nightmare? <g>) and thought “Hey maybe that means that the auction of my spare notebook computer on eBay is doing well!”, then went right back to sleep.

And what do you know? When I checked today, the auction had indeed jumped about $200 overnight after staying at the same bid for the last few days. Of course, the fact might be that the jump in bid amount was merely due to the fact that this is the final day (and some hours) of the auction but then again, it is curious about that dream after all … Oh well, there are more things on heaven and earth … (you know how the rest of it goes right? I can’t rememer … :p)

I plan to release Beta 3 of Scope sometime today. I have had the code ready since Saturday but haven’t really felt like doing a new release. In fact, I haven’t felt like coding in a couple of days – guess all that mad coding (as jugg calls it <g>) has kind of worn me out. I need a break from frenetic coding and I should be back at it in no time at all. Anyway, there are a few movies I wanna enjoy over the coming weeks – “Final Fantasy” on Wednesday (the CGI looks so lifelike that it’s amazing), “The Score” on Friday (Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando and Edward Norton in one movie! Need I say more?) and I am almost certain that there was something coming out the Friday after that before “The Planet of the Apes” on the Friday after that. So a lot of movies to watch and I’ll probably be back to coding anyway before The Apes opens 🙂 The journal will keep going and that should tell you what the heck’s happening at my end … if you’re that interested of course :p

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