Infrequent Update & Yabber-Link page
Well what do you know after 3 years I finally showed up on google. Unfortunately their bot got the sites all screwed up so I moved bereth pages over to gphnews hoping not make it look like I was totally incompetent. GPHNews.org was killed for lack of interest. I am now pursuing Java and J2EE Architecture with every moment I can get, and am trying to assist in helping get a new java support site off the ground (not hosted here.) I'm actually getting an itch to actually do something real with this site :)
It's my birthday(41rst) and I'll cry if I want to. From approximately 2:30pm (UTC-GMT) Saturday April 7th to 2:30pm Sunday April 8th Bereth.com and GPHNews were down. I apologize (though highly doubt) any inconvenience this may have caused. The outage was caused by a falling tree cutting power to the house for almost 24 hours. More details of the incident are posted on GPHNews ah hell the slash code isn't working right. Not sure when/if it'll be posted there or not. Aw crap.
Added a page for impulsive Ranting.
Haven't even been able to keep up with my weekly goal of updating this page once a week. I can attribute most of the lost productivity to back pain. Another percentage lost to simply wanting to keep my focus on work. Some productivity went to personal growth AFK. What was left went to R&R.
I couldn't believe that I had broken links on my doorstep. I fixed those and am glad I at least did my end of month manual error log checking. My automated ones obviously didn't function correctly. . . I blame that on lack of testing. Anyways, Bereth has stayed up while I was away, and while I neglected it. I think I really like this Mandrake distribution.
I also finally found the time to download and install the lastest (rev 0.87) of Mason. Which went slicker than a fresh dog pile on a rainy day via CPAN. (Can you tell I lived down south for a decade?) I'm going to take my time implementing it this time. My gut - which has been wrong but not often in the last 20 years - tells me that mason tools access, and control a website the way I will want. But hell it's taken me a month, a sick day off from work, and hydrocodone, just to get around to updating this page!
In case there are any perlmonks around you may be wondering why this site is so minimal. Ummm It's a minimalist site? :) Truthfully it's primarily because by following merlyn's posts I can see that I don't currently have the time the required to know with certainty what compromises my scripts would open up to my system. The site/systems been hacked and burned twice now in the two years bereth has been up, and I'm really more lost in OO perl now than web security. And if that ain't good enough well then back to your studies fellow monk :)
Created a new Tangent for Publishing relative to the overall project
Updated the Doorway to the site. Spent the week in Monterey CA at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. Need to spend the rest of the weekend recovering.
Finally found the time to see what's been causing the bizarre and intermitant DNS problems on the site. The fact that my ISP dropped my secondary nameserver without notification and the fact that my Firewall only pushed out to that server really made things a mess. All should be well now
Well not a whole lot of progress this week. Made some contact with the Forgotten Realms AD&D folks on the web. The sites had some strange intermitant mail problems. If they don't disapear I'll be ripping out the postfix and re-implementing sendmail for the site.
The Site itself got a house cleaning with all extraneous files removed. Thats one huge boring chore off my back. The sites growing like a tree with concentric lines leading to its core. It gave me a chance to review the badly out of date content. While a normal person may have felt motivated to update it, I just found it quaint. As for the paradigm shift, the number one change is to push it back in the direction of gaming. Current thinking has me in the direction of making an area for standard AD&D characters as well as storage. Their would be client side requirements if they wanted to update thier character. In order to avoid the well remembered legal dispute with TSR back in 97, it is absouletly imperative that all work goes to playing the game. I own almost $2k worth of a game I've only been able to play a handful of times. Can a corporation make usage of its product a copyright infringement? So it is that today I get to cruise the net looking for a game project to administer.
This weekends about re-ogranizing the paradigm for bereth and myself.
I wish that I had the ability to detail the paradigm for bereth, so that the reader truely understood the humorus submissive redundancy within that first sentence.
Reality usurpts my ability to dally in such a fantasy at this point. This site must live. If for no other reasons than to validate attemps, and establish at least some real worl space for dreams to grow.
Without the paradigm I just don't feel any inspiration at all. Aw gross! That means this site could just be the 'by-product' of an obsessive compulsive geek. Run for it while you still can!
Even though my system was compromised down to the root level, I am still more frustrated with the lack of utilization of this site. I don't mean people visiting it. There's nothing to visit. Because of how the system degraded into a library mess the last time around, I'm creating a CVS root for every new project that I take on.
Still I can't lose time to content creation, but from time to time I get frustrated that I can't just scream into the abyss that I'm creating.
Outside of my own tool creation edjucation, I plan to bring in Mason and Bazaar, but this time into a much better controled development enviornment
It has finally sunk into me that without a revisioning system even a solitary developer can make a mess of things.
I haver really been enjoying swiming in perl, dbi, modperl, cgi, OO. But I really need to at least put out some prototypes of even mundane but functional objects.
Hell I'd be writing novels right now if I hadn't tried to make a wordprocessing spellchecker out a Color Computer II near 20 years ago. I've got opinions about everything, but I need to build me a better stage first
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