A pack o’ flickers!

March 30th, 2008

Did you know that flickers travel in packs? Me neither! Found about 7 hanging out in the yard this morning.

Actually, this post is just an excuse to play around with my new personal photo gallery website:

yellow-shafted flicker

I've written a web app that can read my KPhotoAlbum database and build a public gallery out of it. The images are served by Amazon's S3. I'll be releasing the source code under the GPL just as soon as I can get s3sync beaten into submission.

How to return from a POST?

July 20th, 2007

I'm having difficulty deciding what is the best approach to returning from a POST request to one's web app. I'd like to deliver messages to the user about the results of the request, I want to avoid some nasty POST-related browser behavior, and proper bookmarking would be sweet, too. Unfortunately, it seems I can only have 2 out of the 3 with any given strategy.

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It ain’t pretty, but it’s mine

April 25th, 2007
Screenshot of this post

I have finally joined the ranks of bloggers who have designed their own blog themes. Wheee.

At some point I'd like to go for membership in the My Blog Actually Looks Nice club, but that could be a little ways off.

Edit: Thanks to Russ for the snazzy header image!

Edit 2006-05-07: If you're looking at this blog using Internet Explorer, you'll notice I really don't give a crap. However, if Safari, Konquerer, or Opera users notice something wrong — let me know!

Underspecified CSS: Bad practice

April 20th, 2007

Underspecified CSS is the name I am giving this sort of code:

h2 span
	color: black;

I'll show you why this code is the bane of large sites.

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