Eightface

by Dave Kellam

The Future

It’s transition time here at eightface.com, one of those antsy times when I need to change the functionality of my site(s). Anyway, eightface.com will still be around, but it’s likely to become more of personal gallery/artsy-web-playground sort of thing. The log and associated crap will be migrating to davekellam.com.

I’ll also be changing content management systems. Moveable Type has suited me well for the last few years, but it’s time to move on. I’d still recommend it to anyone who is willing to pay for it (or sign-up for the developers network). For anyone using Dreamhost, i’m more likely to suggest WordPress, as it can be installed from the WebPanel with one click (and a bit of typing).

And what will I be moving to? That would be Drupal. Why Drupal? Because I want to make my life difficult. We’ll see if I come crawling back with my tail between my legs.

December 29, 2004

Flickr

Happy Holidays. One of my big presents for the season is a Flickr Pro account, courtesy of Alanah. There probably won’t be too many pics appearing yet, as most of my archives are sitting on my computer in Kingston.

I added a Flickr badge to the sidebar of my site, so you should be able to see the most recent photos that I’ve uploaded.

December 25, 2004

Paint.NET

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December 22, 2004

Home for the Holidays

I’m back in Brockville for the week, staying at home. I left my mac at home, but brought my xbox back. My mom and brother now know how to launch the Xbox Media Center and watch DivX/Xvid movies. Not having my computer around hurts though, it’s one of those times that you wish for a laptop.

I brought home a Ubuntu and a Gnoppix liveCD, so I could avoid using Windows. It’s working fine, but neither of them seems cable of saving my settings to my USB key. They also seem to have trouble creating a persistent home directory right now. Long and short of it is that I have to resetup my computer everytime I boot it up. I could use Knoppix or some other liveCD, but I prefer the Gnome desktop to KDE. The liveCDs also seem incapable of booting on the family’s old pIII 450, it’s not worth struggling over.

I’ll be home for a week or so, then back to Kingston and on to Toronto/Missassauga for a few days. School starts again for me on the 3rd, yea!

December 22, 2004