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Malx: My local mod_virgule lets you give diary entries a topic. If this topic matches a project name, the entry gets added to the project page in recentlog style. I'm biased of course, but I think this is a much nicer way of getting the functionality you want than the way you suggested.

My patch isn't completely ready yet though, which is why I haven't submitted it to virgule-dev yet. The biggest problem is how to let people specify the topic unobtrusively. For now it is a seperate text entry on the diary entry form, but this means you get only one topic per diary entry. But people seem to be aggregating several topics in one entry (which is very understandable, since you only get one entry in the recentlog).

bagder, your statistics and the comments you base on them certainly prove to me that you can use statistics to back up any point you like :)

In that one year, there are suddenly 746 extra people with a journeyer status, while at the start there were only 313 apprentices. It could be that lots of experienced people hadn't bothered yet to join Advogato, but if you look at the recent joins list, this seems highly unlikely.

So yes, I do believe there is cert-inflation (also because I've become a master, a status I certainly haven't earned). Still, I'm not sure if it is really a bad thing. We certainly shouldn't attach much real value to these certifications, and the inflation certainly helps everyones ego :)

That ego thing is a good reason not to start with negative certifications I think. It might be interesting to have the status a person receives be based on a weighed average of the certs instead of on the higest one he gets from someone who is capable of actually giving that type of certification. Maybe raph will start experimenting with that if the diary certification is a success

Bah, lilo's diary is almost as bad as bytesplit's. We need a diary-writing trust metric!

So, I polished up my diary.xsl stylesheet a bit, and thought I'd share it with the world. (with accompanying xml file for month names)

if you add the following to the top of your downloaded xml advogato diary, you can get mozilla to present it to you as html.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="diary.xsl"?>

(and thanks to kirillov for reminding me I had a diary.xsl :)

ianmacd seems to think Ruby's missing_method is a unique feature. I think it's more likely it was borrowed from Perl:

#!/usr/bin/perl

sub main::AUTOLOAD { my ($method, $data, %attrs) = ($AUTOLOAD, @_); my ($tag) = $method =~ /.*::(\w+)/g; my $attr_str; foreach my $key (keys %attrs) { $attr_str .= sprintf (" %s='%s'", $attrs{$key}); } return sprintf ("<%s%s>%s</%s>", $tag, $attr_str, $data, $tag); }

print &a ('Google', href => 'http://www.google.com'), "\n"; print &ul(&li('item1') . &li('item2') . &li('item3')), "\n";

Of course, TMTOWTDI, and ianmacd already mentions CGI.pm, which does the same thing, only more robustly.

Another module is quite useful if you want to edit your html tree at some point after creating it, HTML::Element. An example of how to create a tree with it, and print it:

use HTML::Element;

my $foo = HTML::Element->new_from_lol ( ['p', ['a', {href => 'http://www.google.com'}, 'Google' ], ['ul', map ['li', $_], qw(item1 item2 item3) ], ], );

print $foo->as_HTML;

Posted through the XML-RPC interface from Perl

grr. I *HATE* stupid bugs caused by mindless copy-n-paste "coding"

Stop scaring us, mtearle

mathieu, stop complaining about not having a life, and enjoy what you're doing some more. Sounds like a fine life from what's in your diaries to me.

in other news, Reefknot is proving to be much hacking fun (see?). Must do C stuff again, all this Perl is making my C memory rusty :(

SeaDragons: if you want to be certified, post some information about yourself

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