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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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
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!
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.
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.
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.
This is a test post to see what happens if I post comments on another post. It's complicated, yeah?Comments (17)
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!
Thought I'd test the image stuff again.
Will it page? WILL IT FLOAT?
I'm a writer and occasional programmer. I write science fiction stories and novels.
I am the writer for the upcoming documentary series Arcade Dreams.
I also write technology articles for Ars Technica.
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