November, 2003

  1. Tasks Pro beta 2

    I’ve released beta 2 of Tasks Pro (the current working name for the multi-user version of tasks) to the sponsors. This release includes a decent install script and an upgrade from tasks 1.x script. It isn’t too late to become a sponsor if you want access to the multi-user version before it is officially released…

  2. Updating Old HTML

    I’ve started updating the HTML in both the shell and the content of this site. If something looks funny, try hitting refresh to load the new stylesheet. There is a lot of lazy HTML lurking around here that needs to be cleaned up. I changed code in the blog template and on the home page…

  3. Busy busy busy

    Spent the weekend in Denver looking at rental properties – not fun. I’m quickly falling behind in just about everything with all this moving stuff going on.

  4. tasks 1.8.2rc2

    I’ve released tasks 1.8.2rc2. This includes some minor back end changes and PHP iCalendar 0.9.5 (as previously mentioned) with my 401 authentication hack included. Make sure you send in any bug reports you find in this release. There are no changes to config.php or database.php in this version so you can keep those files and…

  5. Setting up Windows

    I’ve got to give Microsoft credit for making all of their software available via download to their MSDN subscribers. I downloaded Windows XP, Office and Visual Studio a few days ago. The only thing they really dropped the ball on is not including a utility in the OS for working with the .iso disk images…

  6. Around the web

    This Cost Of War counter thing is pretty… cool doesn’t seem like the right word, we’ll go with… interesting. Donncha points us to What people were overheard saying on the London Underground. Rich articulates the case for Webb over Willis for NL Rookie of the Year. Simon Willison links to two excellent CSS articles: Float:…

  7. Installer Progress

    I’ve got the installer for the multi-user version mostly done now, it just needs a little cleanup. Next up, adding in the upgrade from 1.x script. Trying to catch all the potential errors in this process is a pain in the arse. 😉 This post is part of the project: Tasks Pro™. View the project…

  8. Moving towards semantic HTML

    The new code I’m writing these days is probably 90% semantic HTML with CSS for stylings. However I still have a lot of cruft in the HTML of applications I’ve built over the years (tasks and photos) that I’m removing as I go. I need to do that on this site too. Today I changed…

  9. tasks 1.8.2rc1 released

    I’ve released tasks 1.8.2 release candidate 1. This has some good back end changes and cleanup. It also fixes a bug (introduced in 1.8.2 beta) where the task you just saved was not highlighted in the tree. You don’t need to update your database or config files from a 1.8.x release for this version. It…

  10. After one year…

    My site has been up for just over a year. I launched the alexking.org site on November 1, 2002. When I launched the site, I hoped I might get a small audience but I never expected to average over 1000 visits a day in the first year (365,000+ visits), three mentions on Slashdot, over 50,000…

  11. PHP Doc System 1.2 Released

    I’ve released PHP Doc System version 1.2. The biggest change is the addition of Previous/Next links on each page. I’ll be updating my tasks and photos documentation to the latest version when I get a chance. Some of the changes in this version should make future upgrades easier. This release includes some very nice contributions…