Useless Blogging

November 7, 2006

Shoutbox back

Filed under: PHP,Technology — steegness @ 9:48 am

Pierre, this one is for you. 🙂

Welcome the return of the shoutbox. Please don’t stop commenting on posts… please? Even if you’re a 15 year girl from Australia that I don’t know but still makes contextually valid non-spam posts, I welcome them.

October 29, 2006

Shoutbox off

Filed under: PHP,Programming,Technology — steegness @ 7:34 pm

For the nonce, the shoutbox is off. I just upgraded the software on the core of the site, and the shoutbox is not playing nicely with it, so I’m going to pull it down and tinker elsewhere for a bit until I get it going again.

June 29, 2006

UselessPython back up!

Filed under: PHP,Programming,Python — steegness @ 12:55 pm


After nearly six months of things not working they way that they were supposed to, and me being TOTALLY CLUELESS as to why that was, I finally figured out the issues that were holding UselessPython back, and with their subsequent correction, UP is back on the map!

Over 200 downloads already, and it’s only been back up a day. Feels good. 🙂

March 24, 2006


Filed under: PHP,Programming,Technology — steegness @ 12:37 am

The blog has been successfully upgraded to WordPress 2.0.2. Yet another thing most people don’t care about. 😛

I may try out a new theme coming up here in a bit. You’ll notice when I do. I promise.

March 20, 2006


Filed under: PHP,Programming,Technology — steegness @ 2:21 pm

I finally worked out some kinks, and now this page validates as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

Yes, I know most of you don’t care.

February 25, 2006

Speaks In Code

Filed under: PHP,Programming,Python — steegness @ 12:40 am

A lot of little things are going on, coding-wise. (That was the cue for the general audience of this blog to disengage your brain.)

Julz asked me to solve a problem for her. Well, more specifically, she asked if I knew of a way to keep her from doing tedious manual labor, and since I didn’t have an answer, I created one. Bonus: I now know a little about IMAP mailboxes.

Tactical Gamer got an update of its BF2 Reserved Slot system, which allows the folks who help pay the bills to get onto an otherwise full Battlefield2 server. Those revisions will be submitted to the folks in charge tomorrow.

For a disaster recovery test at work today, I tinkered up a PHP page based on my Excellence Award-nominated archive system (since I couldn’t get the normal, everyday use database bindings to work). It ran the results of both tests (production and recovery) side by side, so the comparison of the results was a snap.

In future news, the Counter-Strike game officer has an idea on how to populate one of the private servers, and page_admin (my utility to call an admin to a game server if a problem player is ruining a game) will likely be adapted to the task. More to come on that, maybe.

February 21, 2006

IM and Chat removed

Filed under: Family,Friends,PHP — steegness @ 11:11 am

Took off the chat and the IM. Underused (particularly by my wife, who was the target audience). Whine enough, and they may return. 🙂

February 20, 2006

Getting My Groove Back

Filed under: PHP,Programming,Work — steegness @ 4:13 pm

OK. The time has come to do some PHP coding again. It’s been a while, but there’s some stuff for work, and some stuff for a business website, and sone stuff for uselesspython, that I want to get at least minorly cranking on.

I get to see if I remember how to do all of this. Wish me luck.

February 15, 2006

steegness chat

Filed under: PHP,Technology — steegness @ 3:12 am

So I noticed that my host offers a number of “value-added services”, which translates into “Open-Source stuff we can automate, making it free and no work for us.” I’ve popped one of those things in, phpOpenChat, and called it “Steegness Chat”. The theory is that it should operate like a normal chat room, just over the web. I have no clue how much of a resource drain this might be, but it’s worth letting it fly for a day or two.

Users have to register, and click a link in a confirmation email. Nothing major.

I plan on trying it out tomorrow while everyone (including me) is at work. I’m going to see if I can find some way to rip the status so you can see how many people are in chat from the front page, but don’t hold your breath.

November 6, 2005

On the right side of the blog…

Filed under: Family,Friends,PHP,Technology — steegness @ 10:02 pm

Yo kids. New toy installed, for poops and chortles. Take note of the Steegness IM link in the admin section over there. AJAX instant messaging, for those who might be unable to connect to other instant messaging networks. You can make a buddylist and everything.

Add “steegness” to your buddylist when you register. I’d probably also suggest noting on the shoutbox when you’re logging in, as I’m expecting this to be useful, but infrequently so.

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