Sam-I-Am's Builder Blog

Work type stuff - handy urls and notes on the trials and tribulations of a web builder.

Thursday, July 20, 2000

Bloatbusters: We bust apps that suck

It's so nice to find someone else with high expectations of software. Why do it in 3MB when you can do the same in 3k?

Seems like a fair question to me??

Friday, July 07, 2000

Liquid Pages
A test page I put together a short while back got a link from an article on the topic at

The article brings together some good resources on the subject.. (which I've yet to read and may have much to learn from)

Convert From Decimal to Hexadecimal and Back
I needed this earlier this afternoon, but now it's finished I can't remember why..

Modules Schmodules
In the interest of recording failures as well as success, I've had no further luck with the batch path conversion tool. (though I've only had a couple of hours more on it).
Can't make head or tail of how the HTML::Parser is supposed to work. Perl just got OO on me I think, and I've some catching up to do.

Monday, July 03, 2000

Still Thwarted
I'm so close (yet so far) to what has been a minor holy grail for me: A batch path conversion utility that actually works; a thing that will change document relative paths to absulute, to root relative and back and sideways etc.

I (finally) got my machine (an nt box) set up so I can actually install perl modules from cpan. And I've got something that looks like it ought to work.
But it doesn't yet.
It will though.. soon.