I was about to type up the official LiveJournal layout style & color theme contest when I realized how much style stuff I haven't really completed ... so now I'm cleaning up and adding a bunch of stuff. Don't worry --- I'm not breaking anybody's styles, there are just better ways to do things now.
June 28th, 2000
Does anybody know how to unlock those toy (I think they're toy) handcuffs when you don't have the keys?
I want to install Mailman. I'm forcing myself not to do it tonight. LiveJournal needs to good mailing lists: users, style-dev, announce, dev .. @lists.livejournal.com ... that'd rule.
I've spent all night preparing the style system to kick ass before I announced this, but now it's time: LiveJournal Contest!! If you think you can make things prettier than I can, you've probably already won! Naah, seriously ... go read the contest rules if you're interested. I'll be posting this all around the site and to style authors.
Just sent out some LiveJournal news and now I'm going to bed. Frickin' starving .... should've ate a real meal today instead of just drinking iced tea, a scoop of mashed potatoes, and two shrimps.
awake. all these annoying people were trying to wake me up this morning but I slept right on through it. feelin' pretty rested now.
Woke up to find all sorts of interesting news of MySQL (the database LiveJournal uses). First, they've gone GPL, and second, they've redone their website so it finally looks cool, and third, they released a new version of MySQL and the second changed they listed is fixing the bug that was affecting LiveJournal which I described and reported. Ah yea'.
I went outside for the first time in several day and goddamn is it ever hot! I love air conditioning.... oh, sweet sweet air condition, how good you are to me. Oh, so about my venture: I walked down to the end of the driveway and checked out the road that they're repaving (we're still kinda trapped in the house). And, I got the mail and got 3 new DVDs! Independence Day double-disc set, Election (thanks to mobley!), and Sleepy Hollow (thanks to benson!). I've got 7 DVDs the past 3 days straight ... this is getting kind of ridiculous, I need to take that link down from the FAQ ... I mean, I love getting free DVDs, but I'm starting to feel a little guilty now. :-)
Okay, this is probably confusing to those of you that don't track LiveJournal's server situation, but I've put in a request to have the LiveJournal server upgraded from a single Pentium II-400 w/ 384 MB of memory to a dual Pentium III-550 w/ 512 MB of memory. The extra and faster processors will be nice, but the real win should be the new memory, but I thought it'd be nice. "But Brad, didn't you just upgrade the server?" No, I moved the server to its own machine and reinstalled everything from scratch, set it up well, and rewrote a lot of the database code. Software changes can only go so far. The physical hardware was the same all along. "But Brad, LiveJournal's working so nice the past two days after the software upgrade!" I know, that's good, but will it keep being nice in a week? a month? It's better to upgrade before there are more problems. They have to go buy new hardware, so this upgrade won't happen until I get back from vacation (around the 12th)
ate dinner w/ my family (hadn't done that in awhile) and now i'm off to hang out with some of my friends. my back's being retarded, all twitching and stuff. i think i'm defective.
back from hanging out with friends.
We just got a new advertiser for FreeVote.com that wants to run a campaign but doesn't have their own ad serving system, and we haven't set one up yet, so I'm writing one real quick here ... this is really lame and boring. On the other hand, I'm surprised companies license technology this simple for five grand a month.