Updating Layout…

Still working on the new design a bit. The home page is more or less done. Some tweeks and changes still needed. As well as getting it to validate properly.

I hope to have that done within the next few days. (if all goes according to plan). Follow this link To see if I’m at my goal yet.

New design scales very nicely. Try shrinking the window. You can get real small… and it still looks nice.

Also making use of several different usability components to make the site more intuitive and easier to navigate. If you can’t figure out what’s changed… but can easily use the site. Then it’s working well!


Updating Blog

I’m redoing this blog. It will finally be HTML 4.01 transitional compliant (not yet compliant… but getting close). Also will render properly in all browsers. Please pardon the terrible appearance over the next few days as I finish the design. Implement it. And debug it.


New Backend showing signs of promise behind the scenes is starting to show signs of promise again. The backend’s core is in place, and so is the general file architecture. Now comes the hard part:

  1. Porting the existing contents over to the new architecture
  2. Redesigning the site
  3. Finishing the authentication system upgrades
  4. Deployment
  5. The 10 billion other things I won’t bother mentioning, since they are all trivial, yet critical.

Boy do I have my work cut out for me the next few weeks.


MailHID Almost Ready

Well, for weeks (read: months) I have been working in my spare time on MailHID, a PHP class for obscuring email addresses. Despite a few lingering bugs, mostly with CC, BCC support, auto-learn, and Spam Bot Checking, I am just about ready to go with it. I had a test implementation on this site before I started the blog.

I think by next week (or the week after), I should be at the point where I can start implementing it on, Accettura Media, and this blog. Will be nice to keep spammers at bay, and still have my email address posted. Reminds me of the mid 90’s.


Uncrustables, New Layout, and Mail Working Again

First let me get something off my chest. Is it possible that America has gotten so lazy that it can’t make a PB&J sandwich? Do we really need them pre-made? Smuckers obviously thinks so [Link]. Good for them to take advantage of a very lazy generation. But one can’t help to wonder how much weaker society can get. I am the first to admit to being lazy, but this is just insane.

I modified the layout a bit today. Notice the new icons to the right, and the pretty blue header. I promise I will eventually re-work the layout. But for now it will do. I should also note the cool quotes on the top. They should change daily. A nice database full of my favorite quotes.

Last note of the day is that my mail is working properly again. mail(at) was inaccessible for a while, presumably a DNS problem. Over the weekend, Interland moved the servers to their Atlanta data center. No warning, and technical problems don’t look promising to me.