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Mon, 29 Feb 2016

Update on the Counter addin, version 3, for Ode sites

I've been working on and off on the next version of the Counter addin for Ode sites.

The last update added counts of photos in the blog's filesystem to the original counts of entries with breakouts for traditional blog entries and social updates (basically counting everything in the whole documents directory and the updates directory, then using a little math.

I used the File::Find CPAN module as the backbone of the addin.

The next thing I wanted to do, also using File::Find, was to crawl the blog's filesystem and generate a categories list that can be displayed on the site.

So I've been playing with File::Find, Perl regular expressions and arrays.

I am able to generate an array made up of every directory that contains Ode posts, and I'm working on the regex to make the HTML and display text look exactly the way I want.

At this point I have a pretty good looking array, and I'm ready to move the Categories code (which I'm developing in a local directory with a "dummy" filesystem) into the main Counter addin code.

There are still some issues to work out, but as soon as I get the next version of the Counter addin ready, I will make it available for download and also hopefully have it on Github.

Wed, 24 Feb 2016

Fedora: break fast, fix fast

That's how it is with @fedora -- something breaks every once in awhile, but it's almost always fixed rather quickly.

Fedora developers dealing with sqlite dependency issue

Fedora 23 has been suffering from a sqlite updating issue for the past week or so, but it looks like a fix is on the way.

Mon, 22 Feb 2016

Linux Mint damned, no faint praise in sight, for security, packaging and professionalism issues

.@Linux_Mint dammed, no faint praise in sight, for security, packaging and professionalism issues https://lwn.net/Articles/676664

Reddit response to Linux Mint woes

The @reddit community responds to @Linux_Mint's security (and other) issues https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/470pvo/to_conclude_i_do_not_think_that_the_mint

Thu, 18 Feb 2016

Can't the feds just image an iPhone, reimplement it in software and crack it at their leisure?

Can't the feds just image an iPhone, reimplement it in software and crack it at their leisure?

Thu, 11 Feb 2016

How UbuCon brings a new element to LA's SCALE

How #UbuCon brings a new element to LA's #SCALE show https://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2016/02/trip-report-ubucon-summit-scale14x #Ubuntu @Mark_SABDFL

VCs who miss the point of open source shouldn't fund it

VCs who miss the point of open source shouldn't fund it http://www.infoworld.com/article/3032120/open-source-tools/vcs-who-miss-the-point-of-open-source-shouldnt-fund-it.html by @webmink

What is standstorm.io?

What is @standstormIO? An open-source, easy-to-use server platform for web apps featuring sandbox-based security https://sandstorm.io/

Mon, 01 Feb 2016

Learning more Perl for my Ode Counter add-in

I learn better, or should I say I only learn how to program when I have an actual problem to solve.

My current "problem" is figuring out how to generate more data out of my Ode blog's filesystem for my Ode Counter add-in.

I already report on the number of blog entries, how many are "real" entries and how many are Ode-generated social-media updates, plus how many images are in the filesystem and how many of those appear in actual blog posts.

Another thing I have wanted to do since I began using Ode was have the system generate a Categories/directories list in HTML for both a dedicated "site map" page as well as a sidebar display.

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