archive for January, 2004

WikiTravel

Jes and I are planning a trip to Hawaii for later this year. I noticed on Lessig’s Blog a link to a new site called WikiTravel.org, a new wiki for fresh, free, travel information. I expect this site is going to grow over the next few months to be a great travel resource. You might want to stop by and contribute some knowledge. Of course, I can’t mention travel websites without dropping a link to Lonely Planet, a site that we found very useful when planning other vacations. Aloha!

Banners

I’ve generated a nice pile of banner images from pictures that Jesse and I have taken with our camera. So far, I have over 100 pictures waiting for their turn to be viewed. The current schedule is for them to change every 500 sec. Hopefully this will keep people coming back to see what’s new without giving them a reason to hit refresh over and over. (I may need to do the same with my random links.) That reminds me. If you have any cool links that you think I should add to my random link collection, let me know.

Timezones

We’ve been having some problems with the time zones on this server, so this is a test.
This message was posted on Jan 25, 4:04 PM PST.

Update: It looks like it’s recording correctly, but there’s still something wrong… I just don’t know what it is.

Cgi-bin with Perl and Python

I haven’t used a cgi-bin in years (thanks to php), so I thought I’d give it a shot. I created 2 test files, one in perl and one in python. Here’s what they look like:

#!/usr/bin/perl
print “Content-type:text/html\n\n”;
print “Hello World”;

and

#! /usr/bin/python
print “Content-type: text/html\n\n”
print “Hello World”

Then it’s as simple as dropping them in the cgi-bin, doing a chmod 755 on the files, and load ’em up in a web browser.

Linux Command Prompt Fun

IBM has this cool page showing how to enhance your system prompt. Mine now shows my login name and current directory in yellow! Exciting, ne?

New Site New Ideas

Jesse and I have *finally* bought a domain name, and are in the process of setting up a website. In case you didn’t guess, the new domain name is apejet.org. Hope you like it. 🙂 I’ve just got to say, picking a domain name is not as easy as it sounds. We had a few “requirements”:

  1. short – so that it’s easy to type
  2. .com, .net, and .org all available – we don’t want to get confused with somebody with the same name of a different TLD
  3. easy to say – it should roll off the tongue
  4. easy to spell – so that you don’t have to spell it out when talking to someone. ie: 1foral4one.com would be really bad.

What’s really annoying is how many good domain names are taken, but not being used. People should at least be responsible for pointing their domain name to a server if they are going to keep it!

Anyway… I’ve got lots of new ideas for what to do with the site, so be sure to come back soon.

Oh, one last thing. If you’re wondering why we’re using .org instead of other TLD choices see: Wikipedia: Top-Level Domain.