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Brad Fitzpatrick

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um, what now? [Jun. 24th, 2000|04:44 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
so, livejournal seems to be running really nice ... now it's time to get back to the small little details... those are the things i like to work on and fix. also, need to start communicating with the users { better | more }. oh, i finally fixed my picture up: no jaggy white pixels around the edges now. and i fixed the bug where if you had two entries in the same minute, and you used the client (or web) to modify the most recent it gave you the wrong one in that minute. oh, and on the userinfo page it just shows all the clients you've ever used, instead of last 30 days ... this is due to a database change: the "logins" table was getting huge, so I now only log a row for each user's first use of a client, and then the last time they used it.

shit -- it's late. and i was back on a normal sleeping schedule i thought. Hmm ... I don't think the 24 hour rotation of the earth has anything to do with the periodicity of my sleeping schedule. oh, and the huge cut on my palm is stinging again (I got it running away from our first explosion tonight). think i'm going to bed pretty soon here.
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[User Picture]From: eli
2000-06-24 10:18 am (UTC)

Two things

1) I still see some little white jaggy pixels on your pic :-)

2) Since I know you're just going to be searching and searching for something to do with LiveJournal. I suggest making a unified time. Let me know if you need a copy of that mad "time code" I wrote for ya back at school :-)
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2000-06-25 06:16 am (UTC)

Re: Unified time

Agreed, unified time makes a lot of sense. I'm not entirely sure it requires more code, though. It's probably sufficient to let the LJ user determine his/her own time_written (i.e., just as they are currently) with an optional new field, local_time_zone, and then add a new field (server-side only) which records the actual time_posted in a unified timezone, e.g., GMT. The latter wouldn't even have to be shown anywhere, just used for sorting in views like the Friends view. Friends views would also allow each local_time_zone to be shown next to each post's time.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-06-25 11:42 am (UTC)

Re: Unified time

I already keep track of both (local time and unified time). All I have to do is write the time-zone mangling code, which is more complicated that it seems....
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2000-06-25 12:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Unified time

No need to mangle. Just use unified time internally (e.g., for sorts) but still display the time originally entered. It's only the Friends View that needs to coordinate multiple time streams, but you'd still use the same rule: sort and display based on when you received the post, but actually show the original time, as entered in that time zone. The two may be different by a minute for a quick post, by a good fraction of an hour for one of mine, or by months if someone is back-posting. But everything will line up correctly.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-06-25 01:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Unified time

That's what I already do.
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[User Picture]From: blythe
2000-06-24 10:26 am (UTC)
Jaggy?

Yep, a normal sleep schedule would be good.. you're not going to be able to program until all hours of the night when you're up here with me :P
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From: (Anonymous)
2000-06-24 03:12 pm (UTC)

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Oh, Brad'll find a way... he always finds a way. ;-)
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