It's my yearly visit to Advogato! Kind of nostalgic! Happy 4th of July.
A couple years have passed and I stumble across Advogato. My oldest standing foot print on the WWW.
Haven't been here in a while, was reviewing some of my backlinks and realized I still had a presence here. Wow been a long time. Next time I remember to visit here maybe I'll post something meaningful.
Starting tomorrow I once again enter the world of coding. Embarking on a project for a charity to help them get some of their database processing up to snuff. Wish me luck.
Sure has been a while since I've been on Advogato. Lost my password a long time ago and then just today realized that now they have a password retrieval feature. So I'm back, well I've been at my blog and you can find updates there.
I just realized that my last post was before going on vacation to Bali and while I was there the Bali bombing happened. Kind of looks like I may have disappeared at that time. Wierd. Anyway good to be back at advogato.
Finally time for a break, God knows I need this one, going to Bali! No putters or code to cloud my vision (I mean vacation). Hurrah!
I have been a member/contributor of the PostNuke community since the original Fall-Out release from PHPNuke. I have watched the PostNuke community blossom and collapse within the space of a little more than a year. In reading Harry Zink's vision for PostNuke today, I can only be dismayed when I think of all the work that is being undone.
Harry has abandoned one of the main features that folks have been waiting for BlockLayout, and it would seem that the main reason it has been abandoned is due to a lack of understanding of what BlockLayout is and what it can do. Instead PostNuke is now poising itself to become a system similar to Envolution albeit without the Encompass Engine. This is not inherently a bad thing and Harry is committed to what he sees as being the PostNuke community, albeit IMO not the entire community. I wish the PostNuke community good luck in their endeavours as they proceed to their new goal of what Tranquility 1.0 will now be, but definitely not what it could have been.
I feel a sense of sorrow as the PostNuke community is one that I loved and whose vision I supported. But now I look for a fork. Someone to continue in the path that John Cox and the true core developers started down.
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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