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Tue, 19 Aug 2003
  /general  
floppaganda gets a new look

Inspired by (and shamelessly stealing from) Asa's great looking weblog, I've updated the look&feel of floppaganda.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2003
  /programming  
lastbuilddate alpha ships!

lastbuilddate is a blosxom plugin that adds a <lastBuildDate> value to your rss feed. Download lastbuilddate here.

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  /programming  
Updated Ad Blocking css

I've made a small update to my Ad Blocking css here. Now some MSN ads should be blocked as well. You may want to also check out a couple of other sites (blizzle and gozer) that have much larger blocking lists. I have not incorporated their additions so far because I want to limit my list to what I regularly use. That way I know from experience that there aren't too many false positives.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2003
  /programming  
<lastbuildDate> blosxom plugin

Blosxom 2.0 just came out. So I'm making a plugin out of my lastBuildDate rss modification to blosxom. Stay tuned...

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Sun, 10 Aug 2003
  /programming  
Tcsh Script for Mozilla Build

Here is a tcsh script for building mozilla and saving all the build output to a file.  In this script "~/mozroot" should be replaced by the path to you mozilla root, and "~/mozroot/buildlog.txt" should be replaced by the filename for your build log.

#! /bin/tcsh
echo "starting build" > ~/mozroot/buildlog.txt
date >> ~/mozroot/buildlog.txt
cd ~/mozroot
cvs co mozilla/client.mk >>& ~/mozroot/buildlog.txt
cd mozilla
make -w -f client.mk >>& ~/mozroot/buildlog.txt
echo "finished build" >> ~/mozroot/buildlog.txt
date >> ~/mozroot/buildlog.txt

Why tcsh?  Well, it's the default on macosx and most folks building mozilla probably have some build cruft in their .tcshrc, like:

source /sw/bin/init.csh
setenv CVSROOT :pserver:anonymous@cvs-mirror.mozilla.org:/cvsroot
 
You can use the above script along with Cronnix to set up an automated daily build on your mac.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2003
  /programming  
First Perl Dabble

I just successfully tackled my very first Perl project: modifying blosxom so that it reports a lastBuildDate in it's rss feed.  Now folks getting my feed can automate notifications of new content.  After some code cleanup I will share the implementation on my website.

I must say, Perl has quite the learning curve.

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Sun, 03 Aug 2003
  /politics/usa  
Not a Pledge of Love (Starr Crossed?)

Kenneth Starr simply cannot resist slinging legal mud at whoever threatens his idea of American Corporate Dominion Under God.  Now he has inserted himself into the Supreme Court case of Newdow vs. The Pledge of Allegiance, and his contribution is that Newdow is a bad dad, and doesn't have standing to litigate.  Apparently Linda Tripp has not recorded any confessions of anyone going down on Newdow yet, though.  Give her time.

Left out of all this is the real issue: what it the real constitutional meaning of the First and Fourteenth Amendments when applied to state funded education?  This was tackled succinctly by the 9th Circuit Court in it's decision.  Scan down to section D: Establishment Clause, for the real meat.  It's a straightforward application of the Lemon test, which has served the court well in these issues when it has the nerve to use it.

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Fri, 01 Aug 2003
  /programming  
Status of building cocoa embedding bits:

Building mozilla/embedding/browser/cocoa/src/NSBrowserView.pbproj, I hit a couple of errors. A couple of the files were stale. I've checked in new versions of CHClickListener.mm and SaveHeaderSniffer.mm to fix build problems.

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