Annologger update: now with pretty templates

Post and publish a schedule of events for your friends, your readers, your fans, no matter who you are.

I’ve just released v0.3 of Annologger. Now it supports pretty templates, as well as tweaks on UI interface. There are lots of little things that I’ve changed here and there to facilate ease of use.

The templates are from OpenWebDesign.org. These templates are all public domain, thanks to Chris Pearson, James Koster, and Pat Heard(template not shown) for submitting their fine work to OWD. Hopefully, the more people use annologger, the more exposure they’ll get as designers.

It’s been hard work in the past week, and I had lost track of all time. I had thought it was Weds when it was really Friday.

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How to apply min-height in IE and other browsers � WordPress Support

How to apply min-height in IE and other browsers � WordPress Support:

#insideWrapper {
min-height: 500px;
height: auto !important;
height: 500px;
}

Another common problem with IE. This is a good fix for having min-height supported on both firefox and IE.

Announcing Annologger

Post and publish a schedule of events for your friends, your readers, your fans, no matter who you are.

I’m officially announcing Annologger. It is now up and running on beta. It’s free to join.

Annologger lets you post and publish a schedule of events to the web. Each schedule listing not only displays the events in an organized matter, but also facilitates interaction between you and your readers.

This is a sample of a live annolog that is generated by Annologger. Try it out, and give me feedback.

What sucked about getting your feet wet in J2ME

The last two days were spent on trying to get the JavaME Wireless Tookit from Sun up and working with EclipseME. It’s been a frustrating experience, to say the least.

I did find this webpage with a lot of information on hacking and modding your V3 RAZR. It’s got a neat little story on the history behind the RAZR.

But aside from the cute diversion, I found on a forum at MotoX, that RAZR V3 isn’t capable of upgrading its Java CLDC from 1.0 to 1.1, even if you flashed the firmware.

So it looks like I’ll have to go find a phone with CLDC 1.1 to get anywhere.

Patching tests for Salted Login Generator

It’s odd, but I was having problems with the SaltedLoginGenerator for Rails. I wasn’t able to run the tests at all with rake. I was getting:

/usr/local/bin/ruby -Ilib:test "/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.7.1/lib/rake/rake_test_loader.rb" "test/unit/entry_test.rb" "test/unit/user_test.rb" "test/unit/localization_test.rb" "test/unit/stencil_test.rb" "test/unit/publisher_test.rb" "test/unit/annolog_test.rb"
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/source_index.rb:74:in `load_specification': undefined method `parse' for Time:Class (NoMethodError)
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/specification.rb:307:in `date='
...clipped...

and then later on, after a fix (I’ll describe it later), I was getting:

/usr/local/bin/ruby -Ilib:test "/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rake-0.7.1/lib/rake/rake_test_loader.rb" "test/unit/entry_test.rb" "test/unit/user_test.rb" "test/unit/localization_test.rb" "test/unit/stencil_test.rb" "test/unit/publisher_test.rb" "test/unit/annolog_test.rb"
/home/wil/proj/3cgworkspace/annologger/config/../test/mocks/test/time.rb:5: undefined method `cattr_accessor' for Time:Class (NoMethodError)

I think that problem was that I had an older version of rails and ruby, so I’ve updated to both ruby 1.8.4 and rails 1.1.4. And because I didn’t generate rails with the new version, I had to insert these two lines requiring both ‘rubygems’ and ‘time’ into my test_helper.rb under test/, before requiring the environment file in config

ENV["RAILS_ENV"] = "test"
require 'rubygems' # patch to fix undefined 'cattr_accessor'
require 'time' # a patch to fix undefined `parse'

require File.expand_path(File.dirname(__FILE__) + "/../config/environment")
require 'test_help'

class Test::Unit::TestCase
# Transactional fixtures accelerate your tests by wrapping each test method
# in a transaction that's rolled back on completion. This ensures that the

Finding easy-to-read web content

Finding easy-to-read web content: “Posted by T.V. Raman, Research Scientist

Like most of you, when I search the web, I want to find relevant information with a minimal amount of distraction. But because I can’t see and I use a device that converts web text to speech, I’m even more in tune with the distractions that can sometimes get in the way of finding the right results. If the information I’m after is on a visually busy page, I have to sort through that page to find the text I want–an extra step that can sometimes be very time-consuming.”

It’d be nice if this could be used for filtering out ads.