Viewing by month: September 2002

A change in management...

Well I spent the last few days converting my blog from Blogger to my own server (nothing against blogger, but I'm a bright guy, and I can do it on my own :). So it's now all database driven with ASP VBScript. I got to play with datashaping more (the blog headers, contents and the accompanying comments are all shaped) and got to play with some advanced SQL to get my archive weeks worked out. Everything is also served from this one page now, including the permalinks.

Along with the revision I added the ability to add comments to entries. They're reviewed by me before posting, but feel free to add. I get an email confirmation so I can check up on them constantly.

Now I just have to build a management interface for the whole thing and I'll be done. This was all built inside Dreamweaver MX, although a lot of it is hand coded. This little app might eventually turn into something redistributable, but it will require some more advanced error handling, and a new less "programmer-like" admin interface :).

If anyone is interested in an app like this (so I know if it's worth my time), let me know by adding a comment or dropping me an email.

10 comments | Posted by Daniel Short on Sep 26, 2002 at 12:00 AM | Categories: VBScript - Blog Development -

And peace reigned once more...

Thank the all-mighty newsgroup gods that school has finally started again. The Macromedia Newsgroups become a mad house every summer as kids are out of school and loitering in the newsgroups causing mischeif. It happens every summer, and it seems only the regulars think it will ever end. Each summer means more regulars though, so hopefully it will get to a point where the people who know what's going on will outnumber the summer hooligans.

There's always hope right?

6 comments | Posted by Daniel Short on Sep 24, 2002 at 12:00 AM | Categories: Newsgroup -

New product delivery methods

I just put together a new nifty little mini-app for the DWfaq Store. Customers can now choose to email the products to themselves instead of downloading. If you're like me, I keep my email around for ages, so it would be nice to have my downloaded products categorized in there like everything else :). My email inbox is more organized than my house. Kinda scary.

0 comments | Posted by Daniel Short on Sep 23, 2002 at 12:00 AM | Categories: VBScript - Newsgroup -