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The migration is completed. I think. This… thing runs on php now. A bit of changes here and there, if you notice:

– inclusion of categories;
- preview for the comments;
- much comprehensive archives section;
- search function;
- RSS and Atom feeds.

The only thing that cannot be imported is, well… the one thing that I also place emphasis on: your much valued comments! I think I will have to manually include them later, but only the ones for the month of July, if you do not mind.

Bugs, complaints, brickbats – or anything else for that matter – you know where to find me.

(Is it just me or are you guys finding it equally hard to read with this new font type?)

Details of this entry.Sunday, July 31, 2005, filed under Announcements.
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  1. Testing the comments.
    Strizzt | 31/07/05 03:35 PM

  2. hey nice shiny new comments page. couldn’t resist the urge to post a comment.. :P glad to see the rantglass is STILL constantly evolving. keep up the great work! (but uh, why can’t i submit this comment directly? )
    nerdook | 31/07/05 04:09 PM

  3. Nerdook - I tried to modify the script by adding the 'Submit' button, but it wouldn't work. :( So now I'll just have to make do with the default script: that is, everyone will have to go through Preview first.
    Strizzt | 31/07/05 06:18 PM

  4. ah.. oh and by the way, the email field seems to be compulsory too, and if i choose to leave it blank i lose the comment. dont frown though, im sure you’ll get it sorted out. ;) looking forward to your next post!
    nerdook | 31/07/05 06:49 PM

  5. nice stuff you have here – u code the app urself?
    spoonfork | 31/07/05 11:04 PM

  6. give my email? never! liberals unite!
    soporific | 31/07/05 11:56 PM

  7. oh by the way, how about modifying the script where u dont add the submit button but u remove the preview section.. as in, find a way to take the bit from the next page and preempt the one here.
    soporific | 31/07/05 11:57 PM

  8. I like your new comment page. It looks as neat as a new pin! :D
    Jane | 01/08/05 12:15 AM

  9. The font reads fine to me :) I hope you’ve had a good weekend!
    Nikki-ann | 01/08/05 02:49 AM

  10. Nerdook – Okay, will try to get that sorted out within the next few weeks. :D

    Spoonfork – Heh heh, I wish! Then I will be able to modify the codes as I like.. but nah. I’m using Textpattern.

    Soporific – Tried that earlier due to Nerdook’s request, but it didn’t work. :( It just doesn’t show when one is actually PREVIEWing the comments (some might think they have already submitted it the first time).

    Jane – Eh. Thanks. :D

    Nikki-ann – Good to know it’s readable. :)
    Strizzt | 01/08/05 09:19 AM

  11. mmmmmmmm very nice :)
    tim | 01/08/05 12:19 PM

  12. actually, what i meant was different from what nerdook meant. i think.
    nerdook suggested adding the submit button. i suggesting truncating the preview section here.
    unless you actually like the previewing which i find a bit silly since u can always just bloody double check your entry.
    soporific | 01/08/05 03:07 PM

  13. Ooh…new layout. Me like. Me like. And this new comments page definitely looks better than the last one. :)

    I wish I had the time, or more likely the patience, to fiddle around with my layout. I always tell myself to do it during the holidays but it never gets done..heh.

    And yep, the font looks okay from here.
    poptart | 01/08/05 06:15 PM

  14. Tim – Thanks. :D

    Soporific – Both requests are somewhat similar, actually. I have tried to include the Submit button (so that you can have the option of submitting comments directly without having to preview them) – and it didn’t work.

    Poptart – Ah, well, we’re all procrastinators, aren’t we? :)
    Strizzt | 01/08/05 09:37 PM

  15. Ah … new comment box. Somehow, the old, smaller one spelled STRIZZT more. And this one is descending too. Hmm … must get used to this.
    Ali | 01/08/05 11:54 PM

  16. Hey, congrats for the successful migration. Hope to learn it from you someday. Btw, I prefer the old font as this one’s too squat.

    Another bug … if someone forgets to enter email, and is forced the go back, the comments are gone and they have to retype
    Shom | 02/08/05 09:03 AM

  17. The fon’t s okay, just that the site is soooo…..white.
    Choon | 02/08/05 02:30 PM

  18. Looks great. Have been seriously thinking of getting my own domain and migrating my blog there but it seems too much of a hassle.
    Adam | 02/08/05 03:35 PM

  19. Ali – Heh heh, that’s probably because we’ve all gotten too used to the previous one. :D

    Shom – Yeah, I prefer the previous font type too (Verdana). Trebuchet MS is nice, but maybe not so for the size I’m using now.

    Choon – White is clean! :D

    Adam – Do do that. :) It sure is a hassle yeah, but only during the installation. It’ll be smooth from then on.
    Strizzt | 02/08/05 09:17 PM

  20. Okay - Email address not required, now.

    I might retain the 'Preview' function so spam comments won't get through.

    And I got tired of squinting to read using that font type. Back to Verdana it is.
    Strizzt | 02/08/05 09:52 PM

  21. nice.. :) though personally i have no problems with the previous font, this does look more readable. viva la evolution~~ :P
    nerdook | 02/08/05 10:41 PM

  22. All my precious comments…nooooooo…!
    joon | 02/08/05 11:20 PM

  23. chuckles at joon
    Ali | 03/08/05 01:00 AM

  24. Eh? Sorry about double posting but why is it bold?
    Ali | 03/08/05 01:01 AM

  25. actually, strictly speaking, as an engineer, our requests(suggestions) were not the same.

    hope to see the comments for the previous entries imported soon though.
    soporific | 03/08/05 04:52 AM

  26. Hey, there’s a RSS feed now…yay!
    joon | 03/08/05 09:56 AM

  27. Nerdook – Yep, this font type is indeed more readable!

    Ali – I don’t know either. Some of my entries with asterisks (that’s what you put, right?) became bolded, too. Gah.

    Soporific – Yeah, manually imported. That’s hard work, you know. :P

    Joon – Aiyah. I don’t update much these days anyway…
    Strizzt | 03/08/05 09:40 PM

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