I’m currently migrating my server to Linux and this blog to Movable Type. Most of the site has been converted from asp/.Net to php already, but I’m migrating the remnants (including the asp blog and the access comment database) to run on Linux. Sorry Bill, it’s been a bumpy ride and I decided to move on. If speed is any indication, the server performance of my wimpy 233Mhz ADVX Linux server is comparable to my 1.2Ghz XP/IIS desktop. (Update: The new MT blog is under way.)
Btw, someone emailed me to ask what CMS and scripting language this website runs on. I counted four scripting languages and three databases: asp, .Net, perl, php and MySQL, access, and XML, respectively. I wouldn’t dare accuse anyone of writing such a Frankenstein monstrosity, so I offer my learning experience in each language as my excuse. Speaking of php, it’s extremely intuitive and pleasant to code, unlike the bulky and dated asp. (Don’t get me started on jsp!)
Note: If the above didn’t any sense, don’t worry, I’ll be back to bashing peaceniks and other assorted lefties as soon as the operation is complete.
Please excuse the recent site outages. My Linksys router is betraying me, so I might be moving my site to a *real* server soon.
In other news, six monkeys typing on a typerwriter produce a real mess!
..faculty and students in the university’s media program left a computer in the monkey enclosure at Paignton Zoo in southwest England, home to six Sulawesi crested macaques. At first, said Phillips, "the lead male got a stone and started bashing the hell out of it. "Another thing they were interested in was in defecating and urinating all over the keyboard," added Phillips, who runs the university’s Institute of Digital Arts and Technologies.
But if you want to see my old one, you can switch back…and forth.
Update: for what is likely going to be a brief time, my homepage is VALID XHTML 1.0
Update #2: I’ve created a cool new table-free all-CSS layout.
(Update: CSS layouts are great and all, but I’ve decided to stick to tables for now.)
I’ve written a new essay: The anti-war protesters: what are they for?
“A recent incident at University of Texas is indicative of the nature of the pacifists opposing a war with Iraq. After the student government of the University of Texas passed a resolution condemning a U.S. attack on Iraq, the Young Conservatives attempted a debate with the “Campus Coalition for Peace and Justice.” However, as CNN reported, “Most listeners in the audience seemed to agree with the Campus Coalition, or at least people on that side seemed more vocal about their feelings. When an antiwar advocate began heckling a student in the pro-war camp, other supporters of the President’s policies stood up, and a fistfight almost broke out.” One can easily imagine what “more vocal” means when reverse-translated through the filter of CNN’s liberal bias. Apparently, the “peace protesters” are not so peaceful. All over the world, they have been rioting against “aggression.” What is the true nature of the anti-war sentiment in America then? Much insight about the nature of the “anti-war” protest can be found in their “Statement of Conscience,” which has been endorsed by thousands of professors and students across America.”
I got a new domain today:www.rationalmind.net and a new email: davidATrationalmindDOT N3T
Hopefully, this will be my home on the web for the next few years!
My first ASP do .Net conversion is the random quote generator you see above. What do you think? I’ve added 80+ quotes so far…
Also, I realized that this page was competely unreadable to low-res visitors. I changed it to support resolutions down to 640×480, though I hate it when people setup their screen so that you have to scroll two pages to see the next sentence…