Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Fri Jul 18 01:14:09 2003
Progress on POUND

I now have a cgi that will generate pages that look a lot like my netdiary, of course from the database. It formats them nicely, and all that. It still doesn't order them right, but I'll get that in the next coding time. I'm trying to have the database do the grouping for me. That's doable, I think. The thing that's tricky about netdiary is that the frontpage should have the N most recent entries, while the other pages are based on groups of N starting from the other end. That's why, when you start to step backwards from the main page, you often see entries that are still on the main page. Anyhow, if worse comes to worse and I can't cleanly do it in the database, I'll just slurp all the entryids into the CGI and sort and chop it up manually. I don't want to do that though, so I'll at least put some effort into doing it in the database. It is nice seeing it display the little fake entries that are now in my database creation scripts. I'd make it available for you all to see, but my scripts both need some login cleanup (for most operations, a readonly database connection should be sufficient) and it's faster if I just use the apache/postgres on my local workstations rather than scp the scripts around every few minutes.

Oh, and I guess I also have beef with the Korean postal system. I've been trying to send someone a gift, and it keeps coming back. One of a few things is happening. I might have the address wrong. Maybe they can't write my handwriting. Maybe they're doing some kind of wacky censorship. It's stupidly frustrating for it to arrive back at my place without so much as a note. I'll make an absolute last try in a few days, and if that fails, I'm just going to mail it to another address and they can wait to get back until they get it.

Generally though, life is good. I just like to complain here. :) Some people are just thoughtless though. I bumped twice into someone today who fits the bill exactly, and it's someone I almost never bump into by chance. The first time they nodded, the second time they pretended I didn't exist. I was a bit mad at them the second time, having found out about their thoughtlessness. I felt like giving them a piece of my mind, but didn't. I generally don't do that kinda thing. I also bumped into JeffS from work while I was walking from Srees to Coffee Tree, my normal route. I recently found out that he's practically a neighbor. I almost went to an event for PUSH, but something came up. So, maybe the title of this entry should've been vaguely about chance meetings, or something. Oh well, there're a lot of topics out there.

Oh, and in case you're not truly bored yet, I stopped by Giant Eagle on the way back from Coffee Tree, and got grape juice and some hygenic supplies that I was running dangerously low on. YES! ANOTHER ENTRY TALKING ABOUT MY SHOPPING LIST! *dancing*

I think that means that I'm too tired to keep writing.