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Name: Christopher Heschong
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I finally found out why Pecos wasn't allowing browsers to cache images (making for some excruciatingly slow browsing). It turns out that PHP4's built-in sessions automatically send nasty nocache headers by default. You can turn it off with session_cache_limiter(). Now things move along at an acceptable pace.

14 Apr 2002 (updated 8 Dec 2004 at 16:39 UTC) »

Well now. I'm completely obsessed with cover songs. I've built The Covers Project to satisfy my unending desire for them. And the chains. Ah, the chains... What's a cover chain? Each song is a cover of a song by the artist who performed the previous song. I'm up to a chain of 16 songs so far.

To make it worse, I've added an XML-RPC interface to the project. Maybe one day, some open source developer will embed a "what has this artist covered" or a "who has covered this artist" feature into their CD/ MP3 player application. I'd buy that for a dollar.

This was my first XML-RPC server, and I've found that the xmlrpc-epi extensions for PHP are not yet ready for primetime when it comes to creating a server. Not to mention the fact that the libraries that are supposed to emulate the old XML-RPC for PHP APIs are not quite up to snuff in that respect either. Once they get a little more stable (and maybe even documented) I might re-install them.

If anyone has had any good experiences with creating XML-RPC servers using xmlrpc-epi , I'd be interested in hearing about them.

A new and improved version of Pecos should be out in a few days, and I'm debating whether or not I should include the beta-level XML-RPC interface for it (which dynamically registers the methods of the above object when called via aquisition). The load of the old XML-RPC for PHP libraries seems to be pretty substantial.

I first heard about the incident yesterday morning when ldunbar mentioned his meeting had been canceled. It was the most recent diary entry on Advogato, so I wondered what small disturbance might have caused the problem. An unsuccessful visit to CNN prompted me to jump on IRC (a seething pool of wild rumor and speculation, even today), which was where I finally learned what had happened.

Blood donation lines, even here in Northeast Tennessee, are hours long, a tragic but heartwarming sight.

I got Pecos 2.0 out the door today. Is it worthy of a 2.0 tag? Well, to be honest it's not even 1.0 quality, but since I'm the only one who uses it, then I can get away with it. Next week I'll release version 14.0.2!

This weekend, my girlfriend and her family dragged me to Dollywood. It is, after all, the "Entertainment Capital of the Smokies," and what better place is there to spend the day than a theme park dedicated to Dolly Parton!?

I predicted that it would be a miserably hot day, and that there would be too many people around. To my surprise, it rained all day and one of our party dissapeared with some friends, leaving us to search for her for several hours before finally giving up and leaving the park. I only rode two rides, and I got wet on both.

The person at the counter of Arby's gingerly accepted my soggy twenty when I bought dinner before I (with my heart full of relief) began to head home... it was not long after that I found out that my car can go really, really fast.

Ok, I know that RAM is super-cheap these days, but how can anyone pass up ClubMac's Powerbook G3 512MB modules for $109.00 US!?! Wow.

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