Afropinay Chatters

February 25th, 2007 in Blogger - No Comments

This was my first attempt at creating a Blogger theme.

Afropinay (not her real name) and I have been friends for a while. She needed a custom Blogger template but had no design ideas at the time, which was where I stepped in. I wrestled with Blogger for a while but I’m glad things turned out fine.

Design: Me
URL: gayagaya.blogspot.com

So far

February 17th, 2007 in Coding - No Comments

We’re coming along nicely aren’t we?

Authware Screenshot

On WritingInn

February 10th, 2007 in Web Server - 3 Comments

I know this is lame but I haven’t posted here in ages.

The way the new version of Authware’ll work, we can have something.com/~azuka for user profiles if a friendly url handler is defined. I recently did some Windows hosts file tampering, redirecting a new domain name (writinginn-server.com) to my system for testing out WritingInn in realistic conditions i.e.

127.0.0.2	writinginn-server.com
127.0.0.2	www.writinginn-server.com
127.0.0.2	profiles.writinginn-server.com

I still haven’t quite gotten the hang of virtual subdomains on Windows XP using Apache as I’d have loved to do the sort of .blogspot.com implementation Blogger does for WritingInn but since Hostmonster doesn’t support it, I’ll settle for profiles.writinginn.com/member_name for user profiles.

Well, who knows — if I’m successful I’ll probably purchase VPS hosting elsewhere and move.

Enough with the rants…

Goodbye Google Reader

February 8th, 2007 in General - No Comments

I know Google Reader‘s still in the Google Labs section but I’ve had enough trying it out for the past one week. What feed aggregator marks feeds with the time it retrieves them instead of fetching what’s in the Atom or RSS information?

I could handle that for a while but I guess enough becomes enough when Google Reader starts fetching posts made in Jan 2006 and showing them as new — and keeps re-retrieving them after you mark them read. I’ve felt like a fool when I made comments on long-buried posts made so long ago, the blog owner’s probably forgotten them.

Goodbye Google Reader, hello SharpReader