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October 31, 2006

PlanetPlanet 2.0

Yeah, I'm still alive. I have no idea what's going on in the SUSE, Novell, or Linux worlds right now. It's been at least a month since I've visited any of the geek-news sites. If this is your first day using SUSE, you're probably more up-to-date on what's going on than I am (you want to take this site over?).

School is taking up most of my time now. I have to write more about that in it's own post. I've also developed an obsession with learning to ride a motorcycle. I don't really know where it came from, but my spare online time is now spent looking at used motorcycle ads and motorcycle websites. If anyone knows of any newb-friendly used motorcycles in the San Antonio area, please let me know (less than $2500).

Ok, what got me writing this post was an upgrade from a year (plus) old installation of PlanetPlanet to the 2.0 hotness. I don't know when it came out, but it's sweet. I was having more problems with my wife's scrapbooking site. Many of the syndicated blogs had feeds that were wrecking the site. I don't know exactly what causes this, but something in some feeds got chewed up in PlanetPlanet. I'd added some hacks in the loop to close the most common html tags, but it was ugly and sometimes didn't fix the problem. Anyway, 2.0 fixed those problems. I didn't even have to change my templates.

I released a new version of my Firefox extension, SEOpen for Firefox 2.0. I must have had 20 emails in a single week asking me to update it. Speaking of which, there are a few things I'm not happy about in FF 2.0. I don't like the "close" function on each tab and I don't like how quick they are to spill over; that said, it's easy enough to fix as seen in this thread. The other thing I don't like is how so many new features which should be handled by extensions are being integrated into FF itself (like spell checking). I personally don't like the anti-phishing features, I wish they would be kept in an extension, but I also know that people who are aware of how to install and use extensions are not the kind of people who get frequently taken in by phishing scams. FF 1.0.8 was the last build I really liked because 1.5 brought the damn GTK file manager, I @#*&ing hate that thing.

Anyway, I'm still alive and hope to be back to work writing about SUSE and Linux related stuff really soon.

Posted 1 day, 6 hours ago on October 31, 2006
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