Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Fri Jul 25 09:15:22 2003
Wind-Induced Tears


There's some stupid site called word-of-mouth.org that's been mailing me, trying to convince me to pay for access to 'reports' generated about me, and people searching on them. Yeah, right. If there are real reports there, and it's not some stupid scam to get people using their service, in order to generate real reports, they probably don't provide half the information on my website. I eat my own dogfood (an expression) -- I live as open and honest a life as I can manage (the duty of a philosopher).

So, I've been thinking about something, for purely theoretical/curiosity reasons. Virii/Worms on Linux. How? I'll probably write a little paper on it later, so keep your eyes peeled.

Oh, the title. Every morning when I head to work on bike, the 'wind' made by my movement causes my right eye to produce some tears. Never the left.

I'll be switching over to POUND soon, probably this weekend. It's not quite ready for primetime, but it's close enough. Last night, at Coffee Tree, I was chewing on an aspect of the design that I haven't implemented yet -- should comments still be in a seperate table? They do share most elements in common with entries, and it would probably make backups easier. I decided against merging the tables -- there are differences, and the constraints (none of which I've done yet) would be easier to manage if they're in seperate tables. Also, the entry table will be queried in full a lot more often than the comment table, and merging them would decrease database performance, I think. Comments shouldn't have topics. And so on. However, it's tempting to merge, and I may revisit this decision later on. If I do, I could probably make comments into a view, and write triggers to 'do the right thing' on inserts/updates/etc into that view.

My office desk is slowly, the way the desk is laid out, beginning to resemble a strange temple.