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[1] << Back 425 426 Next >> [426] posted: Tue 2011-07-19 15:59:55 tags: n/a
Now I remember why I set my lappy to use Google's DNS servers instead of Comcast's via DHCP... if a domain name lookup doesn't resolve, just let it not resolve! Don't hijack it to redirect me to a "search assistant" page.
"pager" element addition posted: Tue 2011-07-19 00:30:12 tags: unnamed blog project
Set some dev goals that I want met before I call this blog app v1.0, and brainstormed a few candidates for a project name. First, the goals: pagination of the entry list in the landing page... done, using the PEAR Pager object, and much classier than my first date with Pager. Extend authentication to the landing page so that logged-in users see all posts, flagged hidden or not - done while I was implementing the Pager revision link-to-entry facility to focus on a given entry with extended details - ne... (...more)
new authentication system posted: Sun 2011-07-17 22:43:22 tags: unnamed blog project
Reworked authentication with an SSL-less scheme that does not transmit passwords in cleartext. Huzzah!
DIY sport drink posted: Thu 2011-07-14 13:58:32 tags: recipes, fitness
The purpose of commercial sport drinks (Gatorade, Powerade etc.) is twofold: primarily to hydrate while maintaining electrolyte balance, hence the sodium and potassium content; and secondarily, to supply carbs. There's certainly room for product improvement, though. For starters, marketing is a significant chunk of the price of each bottle. I don't have any recent numbers to approximate just how much, but this article may suggest some perspective. Over 75% of the cost of liquid Gatorade appears to be the... (...more)
entry formatting posted: Fri 2011-07-08 08:53:11 tags: n/a
Dunno what I was thinking, originally spec'ing the entry container as a LI... but it's a DIV now, so it should neatly handle any well-formed HTML that doesn't force itself outside the container. I like the look of the bullet marking the title line, but it does tend to make default-formatted LI elements within the entry content look kind of goofy.