Go, Do, Be.


01/02/2021  — 

This damn site

Well it had to happen eventually, I updated this website. It's been basically untouched since 1998 - built with frigging Cold Fusion running on top of an Access database. It would have run forever if it wasn't for a few dumb problems - unsanitized queries, a couple of runaway processes that the ISP is certain that my lazy queries caused (and may have brought down other people's websites).

Well heck - I don't want to be a bad neighbor or customer, so I bit the bullet and updated the database. So THAT's why the site has been up & down lately.

Spoiler alert: it'll go down a bunch more before it's all done. SORRY!

06/27/2008  — 

Post 1000

I started putting notes onto this blog about 6 months ago. From where I sit: so far, so good. I've found some fun topics to play with. A few posts have even gotten some attention (visits).

Though I enjoy writing these short-attenion-span notes, I certainly haven't published 1000 posts. Here's what's going on:

The greacen zone runs on the netscrap.com publishing system. Netscrap has a few hundred posts already, thus the high numbers.

The fruit blog also runs on this jalopey.

What's the publishing system? If you've been reading, you already know that it's heart and soul is zombie technology. The netcrap.com publishing system is buggy, but it's super- efficient. Check out this month's netscrap.com comscore numbers if you doubt.

Where's this going? No idea. Isn't that exciting? Just like several of the startups I've worked for. At this point I'm considering tossing the publishing platform's core onto google code under the MSL just like I did with bashWebTest.

some thoughts:

  • anyone interested in a platform like this? I suspect not. Correct me.
  • what would a good codename or project name be? "NetScrap" might even work. Or "The NetScrap Platform" or "The NetScrap Thing"
  • anyone have a better way of handling urls with zombie technology? I looked around a little bit, but couldn't find anything useful. I'm familiar with mapping scripts to 404 actions... I may take a stab at this during some lull.
  • Syndication experiments have been fun: thanks for all the facebook clickthroughs. I'll probably work some more involved rss-streaming into this thing.

Thanks for reading!

12/12/2007  — 

ruby, python, or php?

Indeed Jobs has a neat tool for showing trends in job postings. Seems like python, php, ruby are all on the upswing as expected. Cold Fusion is on the downswing (as expected). Just for kicks I threw QA in the mix. Guess which term has more job postings? Yeah, if you are still trying to figure out what language or framework to learn next, consider "QA". You'll have a larger pool of jobs waiting for you.