I've been busy the past two days with some programming—for myself as well
as a client, although I should probably spend more time on the client's code
than my own but alas …
I spent some time yesturday trying to implement Markov Chains that
wasn't successful. I know I've done this before (in Pascal of all things)
years ago but I think I need to rethink how I was doing this.
Afterwards I worked on my client's project. It's not hard per se but it
involves keeping track of lots of little details and much of the data I have
to track can change at unpredictable times (old sources of data may go, new
sources may appear) so I'm having to track that as well. Again not hard,
just a bit of tedium to make sure I track everything correctly.
For today's warm-up exercise, I added functionality to mod_blog
that will send notification to Weblogs.com when an entry is made. It's
toggable so you can have it send notification or not. That was not hard at
all since I'm using the form based API and not the XML-RPC or
SOAP ones (which wouldn't be that hard to hack support for either). Why am
I doing this? Would you believe “creeping featureism?”
I didn't think so.
It's marketing. Pure and simple.
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