December 28, 2008
I never really appreciated what the early web pioneers had to go through before the invention of WYSIWYG editors. I wanted to make some updates to the Links page my all of my files and my editor are on a computer 14 hours away by car. But really, just how hard could it be to make the updates manually? I have the source HTML that I can download from the site which can be edited with Wordpad if needed. Now I can see just how lazy I've become with modern technology. But I was bound and determined to get these changes made and the native HTML code structure came back to me before I knew it. It was a real pain in the butt, but I believe that I was successful with the updates. I even think that I got the search engine working correctly again.
There are a lot of updates that I should probably make to the site. Really, does anyone really care when the next North American total solar eclipse will be? But it was an interesting bit of Java code and the date does have a certain sentimental value attached to it. Hopefully I will still be around to enjoy it.
I'm amused by the fact that I'm here in one of the most beautiful places on this earth and I'm digging around in computer code. I really need to figure out what has corrupted the guestbook database, but that whole page was really a administrative nightmare with all of the spammers trying to up their hit count by adding entries. Perhaps I'll just delete it. There are probably a few more pages that should be deleted. IDN, guess it's something to ponder...Posted by mjwoods at December 28, 2008 11:17 PM