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Right, so I'm doing a little hacking at MeatBall:CrystalPalace tonight instead of studying for my midterm (having achieved brain freeze), and I get to the point where I need to do a HTTP redirect. No problem, I just do a simple

     print "Location: $url\n\n";

which adequately makes MSIE4 load the right page. All is good...

Until I read the location bar. Instead of pointing to crystal.pl?Foo%20Bar, it's pointing to just crystal.pl! Crap!

I'm dieing everywhere trying to trace this bugger. Then I remember seeing and fixing the same thing when Cliff upgraded UseModWiki to do the same thing. "How did I fix it?" I wonder. "How did I fix it?"

Bammo. I remember. I close MSIE, reopen it, try it again. Sure enough, the location bar shows the correct URL. What was wrong? MSIE4's cache. @?$#(*&!!!

28 Sep 2000 (updated 28 Sep 2000 at 07:13 UTC) »

It's job hunting season again here in the backwoods of Ottawa. Us young co-ops are off looking for work come January in order to keep us warm in the snow.

Looking at the co-op board, it is as uninspiring as ever. "Blah blah blah Java blah blah blah HTML blah blah blah ASIC blah blah blah Software Verification Specialist." But then again, I'm kind of burnt out.

Or maybe I just hate Java on Linux eBusiness solutions for an exciting pre-IPO opportunity. Whatever.

I would like doing some pervasive computing (maybe even with pie-in-the-sky BlueTooth) or writing articles about online culture. If I was smart, I'd try to land a job doing that.

I definitely don't want to go through another JustaStudent round. That would make me angry.

Finally, I have managed to get something up at http://sunir.org/sunir. It even looks good in Netscape, the useless browser, which is amazing considering the amount of cascading style sheets I used.

You know, at some point, people are going to notice that I only write diary entries on Advogato that shamelessly plug stuff I'm doing. I've turned into an evil marketroid. Crap.

Can't help it. I write enough about myself as it is. I have another diary on MeatBall:SunirShah. And another monthly one on SunirShah. All I need now is a webcam. No, all I need now is sleep. 'night.

25 Sep 2000 (updated 25 Sep 2000 at 04:35 UTC) »
cla: WikiAddicts know how to twist grammar to make the links work. If you were one, though, you'd know about MeatBall:WantedPages (WantedWikiPages). Don't worry though. It isn't bad until MeatBall:AllPages (WikiList) turns purple.

P.S. On Advogato, you have to surround your InterWiki links with <wiki></wiki> tags.

ErikLevy: Remember that you don't make money from selling software. You make money from solving people's problems. Volunteerware solves the volunteers' problems. There will always be a need for companies to cater to the rest of the populace.
ErikLevy: You may be interested in my counterpoint argument on MeatBall:InformationWantsToBeFree.
22 Sep 2000 (updated 22 Sep 2000 at 05:39 UTC) »
eskimoses (er, Scott): I tried very hard to make my reply on Advogato:art icle/173.html as small and tight as possible. I hope you appreciate the effort. And thanks for the kind words about MeatballWiki. Have you played with MeatBall:RandomPage yet? Methinks you'll like it. It's kind of scary how many times a day Cliff and I have been slamming it.

Hesitation is failure. Believe. Believe. Believe.

If you want to tie diary entries to a wiki, it may be prudent to set up an AdvogatoWiki before you overwhelm the other wikis with Advogato related material.

Wiki:CliffordAdams' UseModWiki is very good and supports MeatBall:InterWiki. Well, I'm biased, naturally, but it works very well. Maybe this will spur on Cliff to publish 0.88 finally.

That being said, there are many Wiki:WikiClones out there, several that are supported by members of Advogato. For instance, jhermann's MoinMoin or dan's CLiki.

raph's new addition of the MeatBall:InterWiki space to Advogato is going to be cool. It's an interesting mix of cultures, for sure, but very doable.

One way that I'm planning on going for MeatBall:HyperPolis is to write static pages (little story snippets) with side links into MeatballWiki. So, if I'm allegorically talking about anonymous identity, I will place a link to MeatBall:AnonymousIdentity on my little link bar. Similarly, you can post a diary entry here and post a link to a discussion site on one of the wikis in the intermap.

Another way is directly linking to pages in your postings inline as I did in the first paragraph. It looks a little kludgy, but you get used to it. (I think)

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