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September 15th, 2006

LJ Jabber support is great

I've only just read about LJ's support for Jabber, announced back in July. This is fantastic, and the most under-reported bit of tech news of the summer.

May 1st, 2004

Random Sentence.

1. Grab the nearest book.
[Conceptual Physics, 3rd Edition, by Paul Hewitt]
2. Open the book to page 23.
[Chapter 2, Linear Motion]
3. Find the fifth sentence.
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5.. ah there it is!]
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions

(via mags)

Memorizing pairs of nonsense syllables is easy for a computer.
(Artificial Intelligence 2nd Ed., Rich Knight et al.)

February 19th, 2004

XHTML happy

Thanks to the folks in #lj_dev, this journal is now wrapped in proper XHTML boilerplate. So assuming I don't type any silly markup in my articles, the whole thing should be in XHTML format. To do this, I got myself a paid account (well, the US dollar is cheap!) and learnt a bit about configuring LJ. This is done with a minor tweak to the 'Magazine' layout. Briefly, under advanced customisation, create a new child "layout-specific layer" for Magazine.
Choose "Theme" and "Magazine". Then edit and paste in a bunch of content, tweak to emit XHTML, save and then switch my theme to the new one. Details on request.

Chris: S2 is an object oriented language, so the main code that your style uses is layersource.bml?id=15.
What we did is replace the Page::print() function with one of our own. Any functions that aren't there come from the parent layer (which in the case of magazine is the core) available at layersource.bml?id=1.

Page::print() is the main function for a page.

getting to know LiveJournal

OK so I have an account, haven't really got to grips with what I can do yet.
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