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November 2017 v2 - news project

written by owen, published 2017-Nov-12, comment



As mentioned in my previous changelog I think I am done with the redesign and general bug fixing of the News Project. I am still digging through the many Artificial Intelligence solutions that are being provide. Might test out IBMs offering next but in the mean time here is what I have completed.

News Project Changelog;
* made a page to re-request the titles of some posts that maybe have been published with draft titles then renamed.
* fixing feedburner feeds especially for comic strips with images in the content.
* rebuilt the aggregator AGAIN! now possible to have featured posts automatically highlighted and included in the main RSS feed.
* toned down the colours on main
* renamed all the layout css styles so that they are more legible
* new masthead
* fixed the query for the Caribbean page so it includes both the jamaican and TT links. Might add more island later.
* featured categories instead of full category/section listing on main page. makes it easier to get to the official music video page if thats all you are interest in.
* added over 20 new blogs and vlogs including; A Daily Dose of Reality: A Jamaican Perspective, Mandeview Journal,Suga Lifestyle, The Jammin' Brit,Tech Jamaica, Francine Derby, Attorney-at-Law, Double-K TV, That New Girl, Devon X Scott Vlogs,
Leron Edgar, Shari Petti, AutoExpertTV, Junksion XLabs Jamaica,
EatAhFood,The Transformation Blueprint Podcast | Paul Stennett, ARC Magazine,Repeating Islands,Jamaica Scene,My Jamaican Vignettes,Right Steps & Poui Trees,jamaicachange,
CaroleBeckford,Adventures from Elle, Ruthibelle,YardEdge

That is pretty must it for now, screenshot attached (I think I need to witch to png images). Next thing I will be working on the long overdue redesign of this blog which I havent touched since 2016.

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November 2017

written by owen, published 2017-Oct-25, comment

I have been in a mad rush to publish all the drafts I have in my inbox so that I can reset, get back to regular postings of new things instead of being constipated by old works.

I finally finished NewoSky. Finished is a light word for a weight that has been on my shoulders when it comes to these programming things but it is what it is. I also had to update the screenshot gallery project to handle the extra pictures/data that was being pushed to it.

The next thing I will be working on is cleaning up the news section. I realized that the Jamaica, Caribbean and Trinidad pages were over run with music video links so I will have to put in work to resolve that probably through the use of some kind of artificial intelligence or 3d VR tech. lolz.

After that I will be back to posting regular nonsense in the logbook. God's willing. Creating new mastheads and probably ditching Google Analytics because I serious do not care about your data collection culture.

I am always looking for opinion new blogs, video blogs and stuff to feature on there so let me know if you have a RSS feed I can subscribe to.

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September 2016

written by owen, published 2016-Sep-25, comment

I have been meaning to redesign the website since the start of the year but things keep getting in the way as usual - too many things to do, too little time. A mini project that I have been working on and hobby stuff like landscapes. I did update Travelling without Moving with pictures from Cuba.

I updated the categories in the News section which include; Videos & VLogs and Official Music Videos and Food.

I also created a new content category called "Music" in which I will review my small collection of music CDs that I had over the years. So far only one entry.

So thats it for now.

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February 2016

written by owen, published 2016-Feb-19, comment

I have not done any new projects so far this year. Instead I have been programming with colours and procedural generation with Perlin Noise (simplex) in C. The website is due for its yearly re-design but I haven't touched on it yet. I'm going to have to really sit down and think about this years design. Usually I would have had a new design in mind before the year even starts. But so far this year I am just walking around in the tall grass.

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November 2015

written by owen, published 2015-Oct-31, comment

What have I been doing these past 3-4 months? (Besides making bar charts for food money)

  • I ran out of website storage space since I started uploading 4 mb pictures at an alarming pace in 2015. I've been uploading pictures at a rate of 10x versus previous years.
  • Added a Screenshots project is a collection of old screenshots from games I coded up in C on the Wii. I've had these images on my computer for the longest while and now I can share them online for the world to see. 56k warning; that landing page is 5mb, lol.
  • I fixed the leaderboard page. After goggle chart broke it. This is why I hate CDNs.
  • I added an Official Music Video category to the news project. Was surprisingly easy to hack together. Its a long page of 150 videos that you would probably never see because they get released so quickly. Updated everyday.
  • Also fixed some of the news filters and css admin so that I can auto organise some of the links with magic. The Food category benefits alot from all filtering since I can watch links for keywords and redirect them to a certain category.
  • I have about 5 programming articles that I need to finish editing and push out. You would be surprised how long it takes to write an opinion piece that won't offend all the cheerleaders on social media nowadays. Titles include; "The internet is a tutorial machine", "EMCAScript 6 solves no problems and lets build a rocketship", "Making bad code harder to read".
  • The news project is now UTF8 encoded - mostly. I'm still using JS Masonary to formate the page.
  • Each image in the blog now has a little heart button inside it so users can click it a counter. Javascript and Ajax. AJAX! No its not a like button - its a LOVE button.
  • I've been getting alot of comment spam for the past couple months. I have to constantly be coming up with new ways to filter them out. And no I will not use a facepage comments plugin.
  • The website CSS is now more mobile friendly although I don't know what it will be like next year when everybody starts browsing the internet on their watches.
  • I got a couple pictures of churches
  • There is a still the issue with some people not being able to see this website on thier ISP. I don't have a fix for it. The domain name host is just not telling you where the website is. Not sure why.

That is all I can remember changing for now.

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owen commented: It works as advertised. It only fails when you have images without a fixed width ... read 1 more