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    Knotty Geeks Episode 02 - Does Android Dream of Electric Geeks?


    Post #: 59
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2008-09-28 17:00:00.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    In this episode, we talk primarily about the release of Google’s Android phone. We compare it to the iPhone and contrast the different strategies and philosophies behind these platform’s respective application stores. Hey, how about an Amiga phone? We get into how two science fiction authors described the near future and how smart phones might enable this future--in Japan, of course, a new company is making this happen already!

    List of URLs referenced in the show:
    http://technorati.com/videos/youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DinRMILwJa-U First Google Android phone released
    http://www.geeknewscentral.com/archives/008249.html Apple bans podcasting application from the iPhone store
    http://www.joyoftech.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1151.html Joy of Tech explains Apple’s process for approving iPhone apps
    http://www.amazon.com/Halting-State-Charles-Stross/dp/0441014984 Halting States novel by Charles Stross
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbows_End Rainbow’s End novel by Vernor Vinge
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgTwSXK_5dg Tonchidot augmented reality on iPhone video
    http://www.myvu.com/Shades.html MyVu heads-up display glasses for iPods and iPhones
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2008/09/chrome-brand-ne.html Chrome loses some market share

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    Knotty Geeks Episode 01


    Post #: 57
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2008-09-20 17:00:00.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    We’re back! In this episode we start out with a shoutout to all our listeners of the last podcast! Individually! By name! We then move on to discussing this week’s tech news: Microsoft’s ads are awful, AmigaOS 4.1 is released, six-core Intel CPUs are out. Then we sidetrack into computing history and devolve into general silliness. Devolve?

    Here is a list of the URLs that we talk about in the show:
    http://www.lovenstein.org/tough/ - It’s Tough Being A Republican in 2008
    http://www.sleazysoft.com/megaslz/holycrap.php - Terry says this is the same as the chances of Microsoft’s new ad campaign working! Yikes!
    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you... - Stats on how third-world countries are modernizing
    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/aubrey_de_grey_says_we_can_avoid_agin... - 150 to 1,000 year lifetimes? Could happen.
    http://www.e-brighthorizons.com/repeat-after-me/ - Just be glad you don’t have this guy’s job!
    http://web-hosting.tophostingcenter.com/?p=120 - Ebay buys, then tries to sell, Stumbleupon
    http://thinkprogress.org/2008/07/31/mccain-oil-donations/ - John McCain gets zillions from oil lobbyists
    http://www4.ncsu.edu/~kaltofen/words.html - What the same words mean in German and English
    http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/09/top-10-amazing.html - Top 10 Amazing Physics Videos for 2008

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    Celebration


    Post #: 35
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2010-11-25 12:03:27.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Testing



    This is the celebration post of the release of Monarch version 0.20!

    Features in this version:

    * User registration
    * User sign in/sign out
    * Must be signed in to create content/posts
    * Must have admin level to create blog posts
    * Blog post entry, edit, and deletion
    * Paging of blog posts, sorted newest first
    * Comments on blog posts
    * Discussion forum, includes blog posts
    * Forum main page, including paging
    * Forum main page shows # of views and replies
    * Forum thread page, including paging
    * Users can make new threads and reply to threads

    Comments (28)

    Views: 20280


    Edge of Infinity at White Dwarf Books!


    Post #: 33
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2010-11-24 16:58:11.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Testing

    This is the owner of Wnite Dwarf Books in Vancouver, BC, proudly displaying my novel, which is on sale there, right now! Go get your very own copy!


    Comments (5)

    Views: 5711


    Fixed the problem


    Post #: 26
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2010-11-23 16:13:07.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Testing

    I figured out what the problem was. The Blog page SQL query was modified to only include posts of type "Blog post" but the COUNTER query (to determine how many exist) hadn’t been modified to include only "Blog posts". Will try edge cases again to test but I think I’ve got this one.

    EDIT: Totally fixed the problem. Not sure whether to "bump" blog posts in the forum if I just edit the post. I’m going to not do it for now.

    EDIT: Testing editing items and new redirect.



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    Bump forum to page 3


    Post #: 23
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2010-11-23 15:58:45.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Testing

    This should bump the forum to page 3.

    EDIT: It did, but.. wow, that's weird. The off-by-one works on the main page but not the forums. Well, there are probably plenty of edge cases to check out, but for now it works.



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    Yet more testing


    Post #: 21
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2010-11-23 15:52:46.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Testing

    This is to test paging on the main forum page, which I implemented ridiculously quickly.

    Will probably have to do a couple more to test to see if it works.

    Comments (1)

    Views: 5479


    Another post for commenting


    Post #: 17
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2010-11-21 23:47:53.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Testing

    This is a test post to see what happens if I post comments on another post. It's complicated, yeah?

    Comments (17)

    Views: 8805


    So this is neat


    Post #: 16
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2010-11-21 18:22:57.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Testing

    The main blog display now only displays posts that are of type "Blog post". This means that I can (in theory) create posts that are tagged "Thread post" and have them accumulate comments in like a forum, but they wouldn't be promoted to the front page. Blog posts, meanwhile, would be visible in the forum view.

    It's so crazy it just might work!

    Comments (3)

    Views: 5384


    Testing paging again


    Post #: 15
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2010-11-21 18:18:37.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Testing

    Testing again

    Thought I'd test the image stuff again.

    Comments (1)

    Views: 5265