Weblogs for Steve
I've just about completed a new toy project:
This is basically a markdown-using pastebin site.
You can paste in your random markdown text, and once you've done so you receive a link you can share with your boss, your friends, or whoever.
Feedback welcome, either here, via mail, or via the github tracker.
I'm pretty pleased with the project, and it is already proving useful.
Contributions and feedback welcome, on my new site:
Much like this one in nature, but much more succinct and focussed.
On Monday (tomorrow) I'll be starting a new job, once again working from home - something I was keen to avoid.
Still it won't be so bad, the only potential concern is that I'll be starting on my home desktop, and at some point during the day I'm expecting a delivery of a new Macbook which I need to switch over to using.
I've never used a Mac, not since system 7, so that'll be "fun".
Due to a calamity I had to revert the database behind this site a couple of days. Comments and blogs will be lost for this period.
Not pleased about this at all, but I guess it's a first for the site.
That was a pleasant diversion from taking pictures of pubs - which is my new project.
This weekend I've upgraded the cluster behind this site to be 100% wheezy-based.
No major suprises, fingers crossed nothing breaks ..
I spent a few nights last week prototyping the kind of forum I'd like to use for supporting my Lumail email client.
The end result was something that was fast, clean, and reasonably well-coded. The only aspect where it falls down is in the looks-department.
I'm still in two minds about whether I need a forum to support the application, so for the moment it is just deployed on a random spare domain:
It can be described as a cross between hacker-news and reddit. (Though the example disables arbitrary tagging, which means the reddit-inspiration is less obvious.)
My lua-based email client lumail continues to go well.
These days I'm using it exclusively for my personal mail, and barring a few rough edges it is suitable for everyday use.
We've had a self-signed SSL certificate for some time now (four years?) but it was self-signed and thus untrusted by most browsers.
Thanks to a kind donation by dkg we now have a "real" SSL certificate, valid for the next five years.
Installation was carried out in a rush, but I'll do it properly shortly. Any problems shout at me.
Thanks again, Daniel.
Update: I've also fixed the site to use a canonical host name, with the www. prefix now being used globally.
Yeah, I could hardly believe it either.
It is modal, it uses Lua for scripting/configuration. It is not yet complete, due to missing features. But as a read-only mail-viewer it works perfectly.
When I see a number of fake users, or spam comments, from a particular IP address I usually just block it.
As of today I'm now going to block the containing /24 instead.
Life is too short to play whack-a-mole with closely-related IPs.