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If you'll note the timestamp on this entry, you'll see that I'm up waay past my bedtime. Why? Because I got in a serious zone and spent the last 8 hours hacking on the new Linuxchix.org site. It's not up yet, but I think it might go into early alpha testing tomorrow night.

Craziness. I am very very sleepy now, but I'm also in that weird brain-state which means I probably won't be able to sleep for hours. Gah. We'll see. God knows I have to stop working on stuff now, 'cuz I'd just start breaking things at this point. I can barely type my passwords right now.

Whee. I think the new site is going to go over pretty well. Assuming it works. We'll find out soon enough, I suppose.

Hack hack hack. Lots of of PHP work done recently, all working (in a roundabout way) towards a new Linuxchix.org site (among other things). Hack hack hack.

In a fit of pure inspiration, I did up some giant graphics in GIMP and now I'm pleased to announce the (unofficial) opening of the Linuxchix.org Collectible Mug Store. Get 'em while they're hot! Collect the whole set! Added bonus: help me pay for bandwidth on the new server! Woot! Yes, I make a bit of profit from each sale, but I figure it's better than banner ads :>

Having a coloc'd box is not cheap. Linuxchix isn't on the new machine just yet (massive PHP issues), but the OSWG migrated over a few months ago. Actually, the new Linuxchix site isn't just blocking on PHP...there's also the fact that I haven't actually finished it yet. But soon!

For those of you who haven't discovered it yet, you should check out Cafe Press. It's really quite neato.

Played lots more BG2, and am about to do so again. More details on that over here.


Yesterday I was playing a lot of Baldur's Gate II when I realized that my druid was starting to complain about my party's reputation which was apparently too high for his liking.

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This weekend: continued working on the new Linuxchix site a bit. Started planning for a new project. Went to a party and met lots of new fun people. Played way way way too much Baldur's Gate II (for the curious, details are over here). Didn't get half as much sleep as I really should have, but all in all had a very fun weekend.

Successfully managed to resist the siren's call that is Baldur's Gate II for the evening. Got lots of work done as a result, including finally getting started on the PHP4/MySQL reimplementation of the linuxchix.org site. So far:

  • front page 'weblog-like' posting facility: complete
  • new account creation system: complete
  • user auth system: 3/4 done
  • site templates: complete

Only about 40 more things on the TODO list there, and it should be ready. Here's to hoping life continues to be this productive.

As always, my non-tech weblog is over here.

Oh dear. Started playing Baldur's Gate II last night. It's...extraordinarily fun. RPGs are becoming increasingly refined as the years go on (remember the old text adventures? You are standing in an open field, west of a white house.). All of this is working towards the ultimate culmination of almost two decades' worth of RPGing for me...Never Winter Nights.

Out of curiousity, I'd like to hear some opinions regarding Icewind Dale. Have you played it? Have you played BG2 yet? How do they compare? Should I bother picking up a copy of IWD, or should I just let it go? Let me know what you think.

I'm going to start keeping a running diary of my BG2 experiences (no spoilers, don't worry) over at my site as part of my regular weblog. Why? Well...I don't have a whole lot of spare time these days, and what little of it exists will likely be spent in front of the game machine, fulfilling my long-time RPG addiction. In other words: I don't have much of a life as it is, and since I'll be spending a lot of it playing that game, it's likely all I'm going to have to talk about for a while :)

In other news: there's not a whole lot of other news. If there is, I've already talked about it elsewhere.

Friday, w00t. I totally lied when I said in that entry a few days ago that it was my last entry. Instead, I figure I'll post actual linux/open-source related stuff here, and personal/random stuff over there.

In Linux/OS news, I've set up site analysis gunk on both linuxchix.org and oswg.org. Why? Well, I want to know how the sites are being used, if they're being used, etc. See...I'm planning a full reconstruction of both (linuxchix first, OSWG much later if at all), and having an idea of how people use the sites now will give me some clues towards how maybe I could improve them.

Clever, eh? Yeah. Anyhow. I'm still looking for RHAT 6.2 RPMs for PHP4 for i386 systems. Send me a note if you know where I can get 'em. Remember: RH6.2, PHP4, i386. (I've had a lot of people email me about RH7 ones or i586 ones, etc.) Thanks.

Added random bits to my personal site (dria.org), and started (finally) doing some planning for a full revamp of the linuxchix site. Pondering the fate of the OSWG - not sure if anyone uses the site or not. I know there's only one active user of the CVS system, and the mailing lists are utterly silent.

Should I just let it fade away, or do you think maybe there's still some use for the project? The Linux Documentation Project has been much much more active in the past year, and things seem to be progressing nicely over there (they do DocBook now, have a CVS system, etc).

What do you think? Let me know.

Aw, shucks. Thanks to everyone who has posted or emailed that they like my new site. That's real sweet of y'all :)

I've finally put my personal weblog site up. dria.org. PHP is too fun.

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