Category: epistula

Okay, new Comments interface now live. Magic thing that detects Livejournal usericons for people who use their LJ as the URL has been temporarily disabled until I convince it to stop ass-raping LJ’s servers (in LJ’s opinion. Aquarionics’ server has…

Popular Statistics state that I start too many journal entries with the word “So”. Also, Google’s fairly new charts API suffers from lack of debugging information. The bit where the canvas area has to be less than 300,000 pixels keeps…

Open source applications. Epistula – the engine that runs this site – has just got its new trac install & SVN repo, as has AqWiki and my other projects. Yay. So I’ve joined them up, and opened the first public…

Look, photoset: (Aquarionics Gallery System 2.0 coming soon. Photoset icons being one of the things already working.) As I am updating Twitter more often than anything else right now, I’ve put a feed of Twitter onto the front page. Front…

Heisenbugs are bugs that vanish when you turn debugging on. Schrodinbugs are bugs that don’t manifest until you read the code and realize they could never possibly have worked, whereupon they don’t. These are impossible, yet happen despite this. Vizzinibugs…

Bored of spam now. Hacked on Epistula a bit. Policy change. Journal Entries (Distinct from Articles) more than 90 days old now cannot have comments added to them. (This means I now have the ability to turn off comments on…

Recently this site has been somewhat overrun with spam comments. Not that anyone who doesn’t follow the Recent Comments page or syndication feed will ever have seen them, as they’ve been spread over the last six years of entries. Either…

Okay, apart from the little redesign thing, a few other things have gone into Epistula today, and these are they: Wildcard Archives Part One You can now put a wildcard in the year (so http://www.aquarionics.com/archive/journal/*/01/26 for articles written on my…

And so it came to pass that part two of Postmark, the comment authentication system for Epistula, was written. I can now authenticate comments without going into MySQL and doing it manually! Yay! Anyone with more than two comments should…

This site once won an award from a perl web hackers site – now defunct – for the 404 system. The system was really simple. If you hit a 404 on this site it would apologise, then redirect you to…