WordPress Switch

Posted in Site News by walkingTarget on December 31, 2011 No Comments yet

Excuse the new and basic appearance of the the blog. I’d been playing some with this behind the scenes, but I hadn’t looked at it for a while. Perhaps pulling back the curtain will encourage me to improve the theme.

I coded all of the original blog’s interface and schema as an exercise. I didn’t really have the time to commit to improving and maintaining a component that only my site would use. WordPress is also a well-tested blog system, and available with numerous plugins. As a result, it made too much sense to switch. If you’d like to see the old blog, you can at http://www.walkingtarget.com/old_blog.

And now for something completely different

Posted in Uncategorized by walkingTarget on March 16, 2010 No Comments yet

New site feature: RSS!

I know you’re all thinking, “RSS wasn’t even in the list of features you promised us last time!” Well, consider this free feature a bonus! I won’t comment too much about the project; using PHP to generate the XML code for RSS is pretty straightforward. If you do peek at the XML source however, you’ll notice that the formatting gets a little sloppy. For now, I just have to suffer that this is the way it’s stored in MySQL. I’ll also save you 15mins of debug and mention that the first line, <?xml version=”1.0″?> needs to be echoed by PHP or you will get an error. Enjoy the new feature!

Hey, you didn’t expect me to promise updates and not come through, did you? You did?

Jerks.