Older blog entries for Jick (starting at number 1)

Was pleased to get a patch from jepler for accelerating embedded Python in HTML -- tis much faster now. Speaking of which -- this is one of those areas where Python's mandatory indentation is somewhat annoying.

I watched Jerry Springer tonite, which was probably a huge waste of life. Occasionally, I'd like to see Jerry or some of the audience members rumble with the guests.

I'd like to get involved with some kind of LUG out here in the San-Fran/Bay area -- I'm sure there is one, but I don't know about it. When I would have time to attend any functions is probably up in the air.

Finally decided that I should jump on the Advogato bandwagon and start writing some diary entries.

I played around a little bit with writing an adapter for Webware -- it seems to be a pretty slick program.

I've also been dinking with converting all of the mod_snake documentation to docbook stylee SGML. One of the most unfortunate things that I've seen with docbook so far is it's lack of real support for languages other than C. All of the function prototype tags deal with C types (such as <void>)

Since Apache 2.0a7 was released today, with preliminary support for filtering, I should release a new version of mod_snake. I've been pretty excited about the filtering, up to now, but am having a little bit of reservation about committing to their design. I feel that writing protocol modules later will be difficult, given that there is so much reliance on the request_rec in the filter code.

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

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If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!