I’m now commited to bringing this site to a whole new level.
I started this little project in November with a gentle time frame in mind. Recent events convinced me that now would be an excellent time to move to my own domain. As such, I have registered bump.net and will be putting up a slightly redesigned version of this site (rendered with Frontier 5) within a couple of days. I still have to wait for the registration to go through.
Today, I was home sick from work.
Tonight, I am working on the site redesign and importing my content into Frontier 5.
After solving a couple of server issues at work this afternoon, I went through my mail from the last year and cleaned out the junk. What a great experience. I now find myself mailing people I have lost contact with and trying to recreate the connections I had with them.
Spending a much deserved relaxed Saturday drinking coffee, watching some Olympic coverage, and reading up on Web Server technology.
They have all sorts of neat new stuff in this year’s winter Olympics. Snowboarding and women’s hockey are the first two that pop into my head. Coverage must be tough considering the time difference.
Nagano Winter Olympics Resources.
- Official Olympic Winter Games Site Nagano 1998
- CBS Nagano Home Page
- CNN/SI Coverage of the Nagano Olympics
- CBS Broadcast Schedule
Web Review has a great article covering the new CSS specification.
I had a real gigantic mental moment on Friday. I didn’t invent something new or finish a gigantic project, nor was I visited by some higher power. I took two pieces of information that previously resided in my head and connected them. They were both there for weeks, waiting to be moved close enough together to interact, and when they did, I had a moment of clarity. Frontier 5, the best dual platform web content management system, has been available for both Macintosh and 32 bit Windows OS`s for a couple of weeks now. While Frontier 5 was in development, I avoided it. Beta’s were posted, but I didn’t download them. No time to play with beta software. I stepped up to the plate this week. Working diligently this weekend, I have begun the task of bringing Bump into the Frontier enviroment. It`s gonna be great when it is done.
On Friday, I got a new Windows NT tower on my desk at work. For the first time ever in my life, I have the opportunity to work with Windows and Macintosh computers in the same ability range. Its eye opening to see what NT does better than the Mac and vice versa. (That is a subject for another essay.) Suddenly, I am checking my checkbook to see if I can afford the same setup at home.(I can’t) For the first time in my desktop computing life, there is no longer an other side of the fence. I see things as they are.
My web server (I am the administrator as well as the content builder) is also a Windows NT box. I have dedicated a ton of time over the last two months porting our interactive content and moving it from an out-of-house UNIX box to the NT box. In the process, I learned ColdFusion and its markup language, CFML. Frontier previously existed in my mind as a client side only tool. Suddenly, on Friday, I put together the fact that it is capable of many of the server side cartwheels I need it for too. Simple connection, but it blew my mind that I had previously missed it.
The Frontier 5 Release is Available: I’m playing with it now. Due to various outside commitments, I will not be able to do much with the new version for a few days.
Got lots of intent to post and very little free time to do it in.