Things I need to do:
- List last updated blogs on front page.
- Page to list all blogs.
- Option to reset template to factory default.
Things I need to do:
Something’s wrong. php zlib compression or mod_gzip don’t work on this hostname. It works fine on www.linux.ie so there’s some interaction between mod_gzip, php output buffering, and mod_rewrite. I’ll get it working eventually.
Enabling zlib compression makes a huge difference to a http server. I stress tested this server using Apache Bench. Before compression was enabled I managed just over 1-2 requests of (large) pages per second, but with compression that rose to 10 requests per second! Just add this to a .htaccess file if you’re using PHP 4.
php_flag zlib.output_compression On
Update – Enabling compression that way here causes too many problems. I’ll have to try and convince Colm to install mod_gzip which works everywhere else I’ve used it.
*phew* Got a lot done tonight:
It’s not all perfect though. When a user registers they’re asked to login as “admin”, not the username they entered on registering..
I may call the b2install script when the user registers so they can enter profile information on registration. I can default to displaying the user first name on blog posts instead of “admin”. Would be nicer.
You want a URL? Mail me! Address is over there on the left I think!
The Usability of Open Source Software “They just don’t like to do the boring stuff for the stupid people!” (Sterling, 2002)
Open source communities have successfully developed a great deal of software although most computer users only use proprietary applications. The usability of open source software is often regarded as one reason for this limited distribution. In this paper we review the existing evidence of the usability of open source software and discuss how the characteristics of open source development influence usability. We describe how existing human-computer interaction techniques can be used to leverage distributed networked communities, of developers and users, to address issues of usability.
Mention the latest design pattern and suddenly your peers will see you as a genius of software engineering, “…you see I have employed the Decorator pattern for this particular class…” While you’re fighting the urge to give them a good slap, allow me to let you into the big secret. There is none!
Via Camworld: Mirror of The Anti Porn Guy – I can’t believe that people still think like this!
I have no idea who Martha Stewart is, and frankly I don’t think I’m missing much.
Has anyone noticed that Irish and English soaps center around a pub?
Comment heard on Today FM: “Am I hearing this right? Irish people are complaining that they have to go to the pub to watch soccer matches?”
Interview with Ian Jackson – Debian maintainer. Great interview and Ian doesn’t pull any punches. Even Debian ins’t perfect!
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