September 17, 2002

Weblogs in the Yahoo Directory

Oh, cool. According to Radio Free Blogistan, there's a weblog category in the Yahoo directory.

And wouldn't ya know it? Mine isn't listed. Yet. I happen to know how to add items to the directory. Perhaps I'll remedy that minor oversight. :-)

Is your blog missing? Let me know. Let's see how large we can make that category!

Posted by jzawodn at 09:46 PM

AmphetaDesk Patch

If you happen to be using AmhetaDesk from CVS and run into an odd error about something not being an ARRAY reference in, apply this patch:

---   2002-06-20 17:09:59.000000000 -0700
+++ 2002-09-14 18:29:03.000000000 -0700
@@ -130,8 +130,13 @@
       # templates. this matches the rss 1.0 layout.
       my $items_copy; $items_copy->{item} = $data->{channel}->{item};
       undef $data->{channel}->{item}; # remove this hierarchy.
-      foreach my $item (@{$items_copy->{item}}) {
-         push(@{$data->{item}}, $item);
+      if (ref $items_copy->{item} ne 'ARRAY') {
+        # uh oh!
+      }
+      else {
+        foreach my $item (@{$items_copy->{item}}) {
+           push(@{$data->{item}}, $item);
+        }
    elsif ($channel_xml =~ //i) {

It fixed it for me. Patch is on its way to the AmphetaDesk hackers, too.

Yeay for Open Source.

Update: Morbus Iff (the creator of AmphetaDesk) tells me that it's already fixed in CVS. Woohoo!

Posted by jzawodn at 03:03 PM

Dan has a blog now

After a few month of lurking and leaving odd, sometimes offensive comments in the blogs of my friends, Dan Isaacs now has one. He's calling it Because I can. He still has some tweaking and customization to do, but there's content there already.

So, if you're one of the many that have been harassed by Dan, now's your change to return the... uh... favor. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at 10:15 AM