December 18, 2004

Spam! Glorious Spam!

There is a lot of spam about now. Frankly, it gives KR something to visualize, so I shall keep it. However, it did make a bug in the front page visualization more obvious, so I fixed that. (Comments for entries not visible on the main page
would get the same boring default hue.)

If anyone is concerned that this may affect the utility of this site, then you are kidding yourself. Enjoy the colors!

Now content with the colors, I've gone and purged most of the spam and disabled non-typekey comment posting since I probably shouldn't be encouraging the spammers by letting their posts accumulate pagerank or what have you. The slowness of the deletion rebuilding really underscores the slowness of KR, sadly.

Posted by sombrero at 07:14 PM | Comments (1)

July 25, 2004

KoalaRainbow 0.9 released

Here you will find the first public release of KoalaRainbow, version 0.9. It is released under the LGPL. Please see the readme for installation instructions.

The only difference between 0.9 and the version submitted to the contest (0.8) is support for auto-sizing images and maintaining image aspect ratios. The VU-display is now fully autosized on this page.

Posted by sombrero at 07:26 PM | Comments (0)

July 23, 2004

Hello, World

It appears that I have come in as one of the second place entries in the MovableType plugin contest. This is actually what I was shooting for, so I'm quite pleased. From what I saw of people's plugins linked from the dev mailing list and what not, there were a lot of excellent plugins, so my only disappointment is the (somewhat cliched (I have no idea how to get the accent, sorry)) one that there weren't more prizes to go around. On the upside, I know that possibly the best thing about the contest for me was getting off my ass and actually implementing something I'd wanted to implement for a while. Of course, I never thought it would be in perl...

Anywho, for those of you who followed the SixApart link to this page, I've been somewhat lazy in updating my blog to keep the visualizations pretty, so you might just want to look at the documentation's example page. Keep in mind that the client-side image maps only show up on the actual generated visualizations (like on the VU-style display on the main page.)

I'll be making some form of public release this weekend, although there is still more to be done in the near future. It will be released under the LGPL.

Again, congrats to all who entered.

Posted by sombrero at 09:08 AM | Comments (0)

July 02, 2004

Gonna add imagemaps

I shall add image map support, the better with which to make visualizations useful as opposed to, uh, bitter eye candy?

Posted by sombrero at 04:33 PM | Comments (1)

June 26, 2004

more posts!

Gah! I forgot all about posting so my visualization thing would have data. So here's a post. And I predict a nother post in the near future! Near!

Posted by sombrero at 01:55 PM | Comments (2)

June 11, 2004

Okay, so one more

I need something in the same category. This also needs to have a fair amount of text.

Posted by sombrero at 10:03 PM | Comments (0)

last pre-entering entry

Okay, so this should be the last entry for testing. The plugin gets entered today or not at all. Of course, this does not mean development on the plugin stops. But it means I might sleep more. Oh how I yearn for sleep. (Actually the sleep issue is unrelated to the plugin, and more to outside world factors.)

Posted by sombrero at 09:40 AM | Comments (1)

June 08, 2004

koalaRainbow In Da House

koalaRainbow be getting up and getting down. Oh yeah.

Posted by sombrero at 02:00 AM | Comments (1)

June 06, 2004

sleepy post

I shall write this post now and save it as a draft, but not publish it until after another post! Then we shall see what date is what. Muahaha.

(Well actually, there's obviously an authored on value down at the bottom of the page, which presumably has direct mapping, but I want to verify the record will be updated subsequently, as opposed to nuked and re-created anew, etc.)

Posted by sombrero at 02:01 AM | Comments (3)

May 29, 2004

Prettier With Style Sheets

So, I had originally screwed up the static path. The whole backend interface here was ugly, spartan. From the fact that the text boxes for entering text were like 10 characters wide, I inferred that there were probably style sheets I wasn't getting.

It turns out I was right! And boy is MT prettier with style-sheets! Hurrah!

Posted by sombrero at 11:47 PM | Comments (0)