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Having to do with things I'm playing around with, development-wise

Updated, finally

Posted on 14 June 2006 by jose

I think I have the maps problem licked. Still have to test it, will do so later from outside of the LAN.

In the meantime, thanks to the ease of use of Tiga (and to its relatively uncomplicated stylesheet), I've finally added my resume and the RPG navigation code sample to Wordpress. It's been a long time coming; both had CSS formatting issues that I was lazy and kept avoiding, but I finally put those to rest. For now.

Mapper Template

Posted on 07 June 2006 by jose

I created a Page Template for the Tiga theme I'm currently using. I'm calling it Mapper, because it's the hook that will load my Google map page once I upgrade to the new API. Basically, I copied Tiga's page.php file and added an include to the PHP file that will actually load the map.

Gah! June already?

Posted on 03 June 2006 by jose

Time sure flies when you're buried under an avalanche of work. I'm trying out a new theme for June, called Tiga. I think it's pretty good looking, for a theme, and I like how it organizes the different blog sections.

Rich text? No thanks.

Posted on 01 May 2006 by jose

Mayday! Mayday! My Wordpress rich text editor is going down!

It was cool. It was AJAX-y. But it gets in the way of writing posts. That's a bit of a problem, so I had to disable it. Part of the problem is that I'm used to writing HTML. I want to write HTML. I can control the look and feel of my content so much better if I can write HTML and pair it with CSS.

So long, rich text editor. Load faster next time.

Map Outage Continued

Posted on 14 April 2006 by jose

Google Maps updated its API to version 2 on April 3, 2006. Trying to get my head around the changes (and possibilities of the new features). Also? Taxes suck.

Map Outage

Posted on 05 April 2006 by jose

The map page is broken until I can figure out why Google and Wordpress don't want to play together.

Busy busy busy

Posted on 22 March 2006 by jose

How am I supposed to flip Wordpress around with my regular site and make Wordpress the default view if I'm so busy?

You ask good questions...

More Map Tweaks

Posted on 23 February 2006 by jose

At first, it seemed my vainglorious attempt to list my international (web site) hits would be a disaster: the access map page was not part of the Wordpress structure, and editing it was not as easy as it could have been. More importantly, even though I could greet those visitors on my Wordpress pages, which would get pushed to the main Hackwater page, the XML file listing all my hits geographically was not the easiest to read, as I wasn't doing any filtering (all my US hits were crowding out the relatively few international ones).

Not so quick update

Posted on 08 February 2006 by jose

I finally got website hits from below the equator (hello, Kiwis and Aussies!) and also got hits from Korea and Norway. Greetings all. I guess this means I need to update the map page. I think it's really cool that I can use Google Maps to get a vague idea of where my visitors come from, even the indexing spiders. (I realize that hostip.info, which does my IP to geographic coordinate conversions is not the most accurate in the world, but I have to assume that it can at least get countries correctly.

Of maps and men

Posted on 01 February 2006 by jose

I've embedded a Google Map on this site after raiding Ricardo Galli's blog for his code (and getting an API key, etc.). It's basically a graphical visualization of my server access log, showing how puny my hits really are. It's buggy, but it's up.

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