The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Saturday, Debtember 11, 1999


I was keeping (and probably will for the time being, keep) each day's entry in a single file, with internal links to each part. I went through and fixed them so they're unique across all the files, not just withing a single file.

I also have several goals that aren't easy to realize given the traditional file-based view that traditional websites use.

But as others, as well as I (with my Electric King James Bible), have shown, that doesn't need to be the case.

So for the past few hours I've been re-organizing the pages. I have a directory for the year, a directory for each month, and a directory for each day. Within each daily directory I have a file for each section, as well as any other anciliary materials (such as images and what not). Basically, using the Unix filesystem as a database (shut up Mark). I'll have to come up with a URL scheme to isolate the backend processing here, but that shouldn't be that hard.

Basically, this will be an extention of the work I did for the King James Bible. And what I do here will probably help me work out a method to deal with storing and referencing other materials, like Shakespearean plays.

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[It's the most wonderful time of the year!]

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You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go ahead, I won't bite. I promise.

The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent links to that entry only. The format for the links are simple: Start with the base link for this site:, then add the date you are interested in, say 2000/08/01, so that would make the final URL:

You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.

You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that important.

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