Colin's Journal

Colin's Journal: A place for thoughts about politics, software, and daily life.

January 8th, 2002

We have more furniture! We’ve got half a sofa (the other two cushions to follow – that’s Ikea for you), two desks, two desk chairs, and lots of boxes. The living room is much nicer now, but the second bedroom if full of all the packaging and generally needs some attention.

I’ve been playing LBreakout2 recently – it’s a really good implementation of the classic breakout for Linux.

January 3rd, 2002

Belgian Euros are landing heads up more frequently than expected.

A lot has happened since the last update to my weblog! It’s a brand new year,and this is the first upload of my new XML based weblog. I spent Christmas and New Year in Des Moines, relaxing and doing some reading. I’m now back in Toronto, and still working on my custom web content system.

The idea is to have all of the content of the site stored in XML, with the HTML being produced using XLST. For pieces of content that should not be changed, like images, JavaScript, CSS files, etc. the system should pass them straight through. It’s a fairly complex framework that allows for different URLs to be matched to different content sources (currently based on flat files), and then passed to specified filters (currently straight-through and XLST).

On another front it’s exciting to hear about the introduction of the Euro in paper/coin form finally. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to get back to Europe and see them for real!

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