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27 Sep 2004 (updated 27 Sep 2004 at 01:19 UTC) »

So, my hosting provider managed to first bring mathrick.org down (that’s not that bad yet), and then do some fuckup with domain aliases, so that I wasn’t able to connect to it / log into control panel, and also lost any comments / pingbacks (now that’s what I call bad). GHRRR >_< . So if you commented on layout mockup, here’s updated mockup (in .svg, also in PNG format) to take a look at and comment again :). I also started implementing CSS for that one, I hope to have it ready in couple of days.

wingo, thanks for update, although I have no idea what’s the diff :). I’ll probably hack categories support into it in next free time[1], I have that strange feeling that for Advogato crowd posts in Polish may be rather unappealing ;)

[1] Of course, I still refuse to touch PHP even with a stick, but you know how it goes ;)

27 Sep 2004 (updated 22 Oct 2004 at 22:46 UTC) »

So, here is first mockup of layout for my blog (warning, SVG inside. Best viewed with Inkscape 0.39, as it was tool used to create it). I'd appreciate comments telling if you like it. Also, it's a test of wingo's WP-Advogato crossposting plugin.

23 Sep 2004 (updated 23 Sep 2004 at 19:09 UTC) »
yepou, haruspex: I mostly like GPL and use it for my own apps (God forbid I ever used it for a library, see below), but that doesn't change the fact I know many perfectly valid reasons not to use it. And it certainly isn't anyone's obligation to love or use GPL. Plus, despite me being generally aligned with GPL's text, I strongly disagree with large part of its common interpretation (no, Dorothy, linking is not deriving, even if rms says it is)

PS. So, due to certain mishaps, does anyone know WordPress-ready implementation of XMLRPC for Advogato? I'm most certainly not touching PHP myself. WP seems to support quite a bit of RPC schemes, and have plugins and all, so it's probably possible for me to find something, but if you know ready solution, that would be just so much easier...

Update: So, I'm totally loving certain wingo out there :] (at least for now, we'll see how well it works ;)

23 Sep 2004 (updated 23 Sep 2004 at 18:36 UTC) »

I've got my own domain, mathrick.org. Will move my blog there, although I'm still going to mirror posts to advogato. Gonna ask elanthis how he does that :)

Update: Thanks elanthis, now I can go and shoot myself, since my hosting provider does not offer Python, despite my passionate love for languages whose names start with "pyt" and end with "hon" :(. That's, like, a bummer.

16 Sep 2004 (updated 16 Sep 2004 at 22:27 UTC) »

Computer : $500

Internet connection: $16

Having jamesh around: priceless

Pretty extensive reading lately, XPCOM, XPConnect, pyorbit, all to gain enough knowledge for my favorite bug. This introspection stuff is pretty exciting, it forces you do dive deep into guts of such unspeakable things like FFI while still requiring to keep clear overview all the time in your head. Being able to bug jamesh is really helpful at times like that :)

Update: Oh, and having shaver in vicinity when reading XPConnect code is truly godsent :)

13 Sep 2004 (updated 14 Sep 2004 at 00:25 UTC) »

Little clarification on my components writeup: important thing about "no transparent remoting" principle is "transparent" part. Remote CMs aren't bad by nature, quite the opposite. What is bad are CMs that try to convince you that "local is remote, just a little bit slower". Don't believe it, it's all lies (and if you don't believe me, go read that Sun paper I linked to)

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