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On March 29th, 2009

Site Redesign

So I've had the same looking site for about three years now, and though it's gone through several versions and improvments on the backend, I haven't really done much of anything on the look and feel of it, and I think it's high time I change that. I am, however, not all that great on the design side of web development, so if you have any thoughts - or best of all design skills of your own, I would love to collaberate with you.

I'm not looking to spend large sums of money here, but if you wanted, I would be happy to pay a decently small fee, or even better develop and maintain a site for you as compensation.

You can contact me here or through my contact page if you're interested.

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Posted in: Design, Digital Gemstones

On November 8th, 2008

Checking Back In

Here's Johnny!

So it's been about six months since I last took the time to update my blog - though in the meantime I've redesigned how comments are submitted to better fend off the hoard of spammers. Just today I've started receiving waves of spam url comments which appear to be from - but are in fact exploiting a redirection security flaw in one of their web pages to make a bunch of porn sites appear legitimate. I've notified the webmaster, we'll see if they do anything about it.

So what have I been up to for the past several months? Well I've been back at Willamette for about two months now, pursuing my Computer Science degree and doing my level best to wreck havoc on the school's network. I've been trying to set up a FTP based file sharing service on campus, though as yet I haven't found a good FTP crawler / indexer, so suggestions would be awesome. In about two weeks I'll be heading up to Eugene to participate in the ACM's ICPC programming competition - maybe I'll be inspired to write something about the tournament - we'll see.

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Posted in: Digital Gemstones, Willamette

On January 28th, 2008


And with this, I declare the blog fully operational.

Alright! No doubt I'll keep making updates from time to time, but I think I have a nearly fully functional blog now, with the ability for users to submit comments! It's pretty straightforward, but I'm going to break down some of the work I did for the hell of it. In the meantime, I invite you all to leave your thoughts. Some basic notes, you're welcome to put a link to your website in the website form, but both it and the [url] BBCode will include rel="nofollow" tags to stop bots from following the links. Hopefully this will discourage anyone from posting just to improve their pagerank, and will help fight spam. Also, your email address will never be displayed to the general public, though I may use it to contact you if I feel you had a comment worthy of followup.

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Posted in: Digital Gemstones, PHP, Scripts

On December 20th, 2007

New Scripts

Cool Tools I've Built

Well I know the Scripts page has been kinda stagnant for some time now, but being on break from school has given me a chance to update the site with some new code, including this blog, and upload some scripts and programs I've built for public consumption. From this point on I'll have a blog entry for each new script I upload, but for now I'll just cover what I've got if you want to read the full article.

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Posted in: Digital Gemstones, Scripts

On December 17th, 2007

New Blog!

Welcome To The Digital Gemstones Blog

Well it took longer than I would have liked, but I finally have a working blog! While I will from time to time post personal articles, this blog will primarily be a Website Development blog, covering any internet-related subject I feel like talking about that day.

I have also put together an RSS Feed for your convenience. It, along with the whole blog, was put together in-house, so if you should find any problems, or have any suggestions, please, as always, let me know.

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Posted in: Digital Gemstones