Sunday, April 08, 2007


Hey... this is not

Due to concerns with my provider, if you know me personally you know what they are, I have pointed the domains to my trusty old blog. I will be posting stories here as soon as I get things settled. Not sure how I will use this, but it will be better than having the URLs point out the ether.

Sunday, October 08, 2006


New Blog - Eternal Emperor Blog

This will be the blog for discussion of my publications. It may become the main blog I use, but for now it is aimed at just the publications. Not that I have had a lot of time to post here of late. Bringing up a new server and rebuilding a site from scratch is taking more time that I wanted.

Friday, September 22, 2006

The server is down again. I will have it backup and running good as new some time in the near future. Thanks for you patience.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

Guess what I am looking at this for?


I fought the HTML and the HTML won.

If you have been following my web site nightmare, and I know you have, then you are seeing what it looks like when someone works without training wheels. I love the power and the possibilities of recreating the whole site using pretty much raw materials, but I am learning that I have ignored my basic HTML skills for too long.

The nifty little generators that toss in some java script or DHTML are handy, but they rarely do exactly what you want. If I use flash menus, then some people can't see them. Specifically some Linux geeks completely refuse to use flash. Let's face it, I am counting on some of those geeks to be my core audience. I can't alienate them by choice of a web tool.

The funny thing to me is that Plone had so much overhead, but it got out of the way for putting text up on the site. Now I have no overhead and no formatting problems, but I am finding the site navigation to be a pain.

The truth is that I know what to do, I just don't want to do it. I need to sit down and create a site map by hand and then create the pages and navigation links. Once I do that it will be easy to just crank out the code.

For now, please ignore the uncentered graphics and horrid layout. It will get back to something that is usable.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


Parallels - VM for the Mac

So there I was, in the Apple store...

Well it was on the shelf and I said, it is not cheap, but it was much cheaper than similar products. I am installing ubuntu on my mac and will see how that runs. I know, I know, you linux gurus will point out a dozen things that will let me do this at no charge, but this promises to allow me to run multiple OS's on one machine.

I can hope that this will work as advertised.

Friday, September 08, 2006


Website creation is neat...

I have been spoiled by plone. I was using a portal tool for a website. Now I have brushed off my incredibly weak web design skills and started recreating the Eternal Emperor web site. So far I have just been playing with tools and trying out features. Do not expect it to stay the same and in fact, it may be completely rewritten several times.

I am pondering creating a version for mobile devices, and a version with frames and flash. Watch and see what happens when I try to catch up on a decades old technology.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 is limping back to life

I have given up on the plone portal, I am going to slowly rebuild the site from scratch. It will be much faster and have more features once I am done. For now, it is basically just an under construction page.

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