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These Unforgettable Days...

As you may or may not have noticed, things have changed a little bit around this site over the past few days. The code behind it all has been largely reworked again (previous redesign).

Various behind-the-scenes changes such as using ETags for caching (using the useful cgi_buffer library), revamping the user permissions system, avoiding storing a session cookie until a user has actually logged in, making better use of PHP classes and improving the XHTML2 -> XHTML1.1 -> HTML4.01 conversion code will probably be completely unnoticeable.

Somewhat more visible, the default stylesheet has changed, but you can also now choose from a fairly large selection of stylesheets (including the old layout) on the customisation page.

The observant may notice that I'm now using Simon Willison's blockquote citation script to turn cite attributes on <blockquote> elements into clickable links, so many thanks to him for that.

I'm sure there are other changes that I can't think of right now too...

Now that I'm a little happier with the code behind this site, I'll start using it for other projects (such as the long-neglected ffseven.com) and I may even consider releasing the source code some time...

Posted: 2003-03-21 13:45:05 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (0) | Comments (0)

I tawt I taw a puddytat

Currently on Hixie's Natural Log:

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   /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
  |,4-  ) )-,_..;\ (  `'-'
 '---''(_/--'  `-'\_)  fL

Isn't it cute. ☺

The reason why the cat is there instead of a weblog is because, well Hixie's code sucks ☺. This is also related to a recent Voidwars outage. I'm sure he'll explain all once it's all sorted.

More to come...

Posted: 2003-03-13 17:44:47 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (0) | Comments (0)

Long division

Today has been a very successful multi-catching day. Lots of cunning detective work was done by all members of the admin team. We are happy. ☺

Posted: 2003-03-12 16:46:54 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (0) | Comments (1)

Voidwars: The Way to Destruction

Signups are currently open for the next round of Voidwars. There's a limited number of places left, so if you want to play, go and sign up now. Update: All full now. No spaces remaining.

Posted: 2003-03-07 12:19:15 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (0) | Comments (0)