Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Monthly Archives: October 2003

Clothes don’t make the man

It hasn’t been a good day for me and clothes. First, when I was getting the milk out of the fridge this morning, I knocked down a little plastic container of salsa, which splattered all over my slacks, got a few drops on my shirt, and a healthy blob which almost went into my left eye (which closed reflexively, just in time). So I had to quickly strip and change clothes before I left for … Continue reading

Simplog 0.9pre1

More news in the blogware software arena. MyPHPBlog has been renamed to Simplog, and release 0.9pre1 is now availble for testing. I used to be a developer on the MPB project (I contributed the RSS feed code and rough initial support for pingback/trackback), and I still keep up with their announcments. Simplog has some interesting design points, and supports multiple blogs from a single installation.

WordPress 0.72 is out

After a flurry of minor bug fixes, WordPress 0.72 is released. Don’t let the tiny version number change fool you — there is lots of yummy goodness inside, with many cool improvements over version 0.71. All most all of the configuration options are managed through your browser. Edit your config file once and never touch it again! A new default style Improved Post/Edit interface makes it easy to edit/delete recent comments Improved HTML auto-formatting Password … Continue reading

WordPress 0.72 RC 1

We’re gearing up the next point-release of WordPress. Version 0.72 Release Candidate 1 is ready for testing. A few new features, as well as some bug/security fixes. Try it, you’ll like it!

Fun Filters

UPDATE 2008-09-22: This code was superceded by my Text Filter Suite plugin. You can download the current version of the plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory. Updated Oct 4. Fixed code to not convert sequences inside the regex example into smilies. Updated file with a properly formatted README. I finally got around to improving and cleaning up my blog filters. If any other other WordPress users would like to play with my hacks, I’m … Continue reading

The Bongo Project

A quick update while I have a break between phases of a programming project at work…. The Bongo Project is at least as cool as the Carrier Pigeon Internet Protocol implementation (an implentation of RFC1149, “A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers”). A student took up a professor’s challenge to implement the physical layer of the OSI model with bongo drums using a couple of linux boxes with microphones listening for … Continue reading