Emptied of expectation. Relax. (tinyjo) wrote,
Emptied of expectation. Relax.
tinyjo

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To-do: website

  • Determine definitely once and for all if it's possible to run the site on non-Windows servers. If it definitely isn't, consider whether I can be bothered to re-write the whole thing in some cross platform language (Python?). If I do decide to re-write it, that rewrite comes before anything else.
  • Add some stuff to the quotes engine to make it easier for me to categorize stuff
  • Write own referrer script which, for example, saves the query string from search engine referrals
  • Publish some more stuff under writings. Sort out some sort of license statement on that page.
  • Update the login refresh script so that I don't have to remember to keep logging in before I can change the currents
  • Finish the bookmarks functionality - allow subcategories, edit/delete, move to "Links" folder
  • Publish quotes engine as open source
  • Publish bookmarks engine as open source

The main reason that I'm considering the re-write is that I really want to get away from my Windows dependence. I've got a Linux install on my laptop now which I'm not using much because I can't use it to work on my website at all. More than that, I'm seriously considering switching to a Mac when I get my next laptop (which I expect to be towards the end of this year) but I've got to be able to work on my site on it otherwise there's almost no point. The site code is all in ASP with VBscript, so TBH it probably is Windows only. It would be good to expand my web technologies range to include some non-proprietary languages though, I suppose, it just seems like a lot of work.

Of course, the fact that I'm seriously considering switching to Mac is one of the other reasons that I haven't ended up using Linux very much. The learning curve is pretty steep and if I'm just going to switch away from it in a years time I'm not sure it's worth it. My other gripe, which I guess some of you might be able to help me out with, is that I don't like my current email client - Sylpheed. It's quite good, but I hate the fact that you can't seem to turn off the preview pane and I seem to remember it taking more clicks than I liked to open an email in a new window (or possibly you had to do it from the mouse, not the keyboard) which is my preferred way of reading email. I like the Outlook interface for email - can anyone recommend something for Debian with a similar mechanic?

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