13,000 Hits; 10,000 Users in 60 Days

In the time since I’ve had stattraq tracking hits and such on my site, I have had over 13,000 hits and 10,000 ‘unique’ users. I just thought that was interesting. I’ve been meaning to update for some time but haven’t gotten around to it. The poll that I have running is in a four way tie, and has been tied ever since the second vote, I guess no one has the same opinion on the topic.

I promise that by the end of the month I will have the site looking good on Internet Explorer 6. And by that I mean anything that I can do without breaking the experience for those who use standards compliant Mozilla/5.0 compatible browsers such as, Firefox, Safari, and Konqueror.

-John Havlik

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Internet Explorer, Get Rid Of It

If you are reading my blog and are using Internet Explorer that is not 7.0 or newer get rid of it. For some odd reason IE 6 is not liking several aspects of my site and is prone to doing stupid things, such as floating everything to the right on a 126px left margin. The main page isn’t terrible, but IE ignores many of my CSS commands and should be deleted for doing so. I suggest getting Mozilla Firefox or some other Mozilla/5.0 compatible browser, which IE isn’t.

Here is the link: Mozilla Firefox

-John Havlik

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WordPress 2.0

I installed WordPress 2.0 today, after deleting some important files and having to figure out my database information I finally got it running. I had a temporary ‘Under Construction’ banner up, which is a preview of the skin that I’m working on today. Plan on there being outages later today and possible broken template layout/pages.

I also have this nice little Weblogs.us logo that I made that I’ll share

Weblogs.us Free WordPress Blog HostingSo this is it, 100% transparent PNG in all of it’s glory. Feel free to use this on your weblogs.us hosted WordPress blog. Leave a comment with your blog URL if you decide to use it, and if you wish to critique it just comment on it as well. Just right click and select ‘Save Image As’. Then select the destination on your computer to save it.

I love the backend improvements of WordPress 2.0. The blogging pane is much better. A lot of AJAX went into it and a really cool thing is that one is able to dynamically resize the size of the blog pane. Plus, the need to preview has been reduced since images and formatting can be automatically be displayed.

-John Havlik

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YaCy: P2P Google Rival?

I think I’ve stumbled across this site before, but today someone who visited my blog some how ‘found’ my blog through it. It’s still a proof of concept in the parts that work and it is missing many results that are findable from Google but I expect that to change over time with the addition of more peers and the implementation of a crawler. The interesting thing is that YaCy doesn’t use a crawler (yet), instead it implements a proxy caching of sites that YaCy users search and browse. This partially implements my idea for the TGG query response caching, which has been implemented in various Gnutella clients already, though not to the TGG GASSPS specs.

Here is the link: YaCy Homepage

-John Havlik

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Snow

It snowed all day today and is still snowing. Unfortunately, we had school today. I guess EP didn’t have school, though I’m guessing it wasn’t true. Some devious students in a certain first block class enjoy spreading false information, and there are those who can’t tell the difference between HFCHS and HFA.

I made another intro for the CHS podcast. This time I spliced it into the first 1:14 of the show, the following link will play it.

Here is the link: CHS Podcast #13 Spliced Intro

-John Havlik

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