Friday, May 02, 2003
what's hot what's not
the incredible blogging adventure
Because I believe that webblogs/blogs are a great way to publish your stuff and my clients can use this as a tool for expanding their businesses, as well as getting these folks to share their knowledge and experience with you.
So in my quest for blog software that can be installed and used, I am attracted to Movable Type. Since I know Nothing about Perl, and MT wants it, it's time to learn Linux, apache, mySQl, and the rest of the LAMP toys.
Now the folks who are penguin advocates say that it is the greatest thing since the color display, I thought okay, let's find out. Put together an box with a bunch of old spare parts I had lying around. AMD K6 200, 81 MB 60ns. ram, AT keyboard, Serial Mouse. (yes we still have serial mice), 3.2 gig harddrive,(nice thing to have around when you have to boot an NT server that has decided that it doesn't want to play. The newest part in this box is a 10/100 PCI nic card.
RedHat 9.0 took a while to load off of a 4xCD Rom, but came up, found everything and other than the slow screen redraws having a 4mb video card, it found the internet and plugged me right in.
So now I have some new old spare parts and will be building another box tomorrow.
Why the head lemur killed radio
Radio was a disappointment, as well as having terrible documentation, and stuffing a Windows 2000 Documents and Settings folder on a win98 box that screws up installing other software, by virtue of by default allowing only the administrator to authorize software installation, not allowing installation unless you are the administrator. The problem on a Win98 box is there is usually only one person using it, and software using the 'windows' installer looks to see what the 'documents and settings' are before continuing. This confuses most new software, as there are no settings here, and Radio is using it as some sort of pickup bin. Windows 98 does not have this ''feature''. If this is beginning to sound like a catch 22, it is. The Radio uninstaller leaves this folder as well as the Radio Folder. So there is still cleanup. But hey, that's just me, your mileage may vary.
According to a private source, Network Solutions are loosing domain registrations at the rate of 150,000 a month. Folks are tired of putting up with the bullshit and the cost.
Hiding Content [Posted] 12/11/02
One of the re-occurring themes that appear on design lists is 'hiding content', or making one's code invisible. Most of the solutions just don't work. The internet is not about hiding stuff. But in the interest of fairness I can offer a proven method of hiding content.
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Mitch Ratcliffe is definitely an other. The 21st century holds the promise of rich multimedia across the web. Mitch was blazing this trail in the 20th century. From code to finance.
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