Archive for May 2011

Comments added to News Section!

I have added comment functionality to the news section! I must say that once again I am proud of myself. This site is a learning experience as it grows, and I enjoy being able to create something out of nothing. To add a comment you just click on the "comments" link and a box will be displayed to write a comment in. It's very light-weight so it isn't fancy or anything. But it gets the job done. A link to the news section (which is also the home page):

I do have a confession.

I'm using tables for formatting. I should really fix this... Maybe later...

Secret Project Pt. IV

Technical Difficulties.

I had to get a hold of technical support b/c my DNS still wasn't resolving. They helped me out and it should be up within a couple days time. Hopefully...

Secret Project Pt. III

Here is what the should look like. Of course the DNS still hasn't resolved yet so it's still not "public" yet. I wonder if I did it wrong... I may call customer service if it isn't resolved by tomorrow.

Secret Project Pt. II

Well, my side project is done and is up. However, at the time of writing, the DNS hasn't resolved yet so you can't get to the actual website without using a "back-door" method. The default Go Daddy page loads exceptionally well though. Here is a link to the site:

If you really want to see it, you can use the back-door method (different for all OSs, this is for win7/Vista):

  1. Go to the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ directory
  2. Open the hosts file with a text editor
  3. Add a new line with the following text:
  4. Save and close the file, and you should be able to go to the website now.
If you do this, make sure to delete the entry later because if the server changes IP addresses you will no longer be able to view the website.

    Secret Project

    Sorry I've been neglecting updates, I've got a secret project that I got commissioned for. Deadline is the end of the week, but if I don't sleep I could probably get it done tonight...

    - Secret Squirrel.

    And thus I replied, "FUCK YOU PHP!"

    All I wanted to do was to have a download counter for my download section, but nooooo, the powers that be had to shit on my dreams; but nay sayeth I, and down thy wrath cometh, a fiery storm of programming fury that hath no limits.

    But seriously, it took me quite a few hours to figure this one out. I won't bore you guys with the details, but let it be known that there are some magical properties in my script; I know not how it exactly works, just that the particular ingredients in their particular order magically work. It's nice when things work.

    The code is so disgusting to look at; 184 lines of code and I know that only around 40 or so lines are actually needed to make it work, but everything is interacting in such a way that I don't want to clean it up and make this house of cards crumble to the floor, ruining my hard work with nothing to show for it, so it's staying as is.

    Anyway, now I can check out how many times my files are downloaded. It's nice to say the least. I can't track how many people do this with analytics, so doing this allows me to see how much use I'm getting, as well as allowing users to see how many times a file was downloaded.

    I notice I neglect to post actual URLs in my posts (although the URL to my website is in the page banner thing) so here is the link to the download page, complete with download tracking as well as sorting options:

    Comments & suggestions always welcome! :)