Flip 3.0.1

I never expected to release another version of my old weblog project Flip, but while searching my own name in a new search engine, I came upon several vulnerability reports for Flip 3.0. I’ve known about them for awhile now, but having dropped Flip in favor of another project (which

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A Little About Code Names

Throughout the internet, you’ll find a slew of geeks who refer to their projects by “code name.” Realistically, this isn’t GI Joe, so there’s no real reason to need a code name for your projects, right? I’m here to argue that. Since I’m involved in several web endeavors, there is

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SMALL AXE

Can I just carry on for a second about some development stuff? I began writing Flip in 2002, when I was a relatively newbie to web programming. Sure, I’d been doing HTML and Javasacript since ’99, and I had been playing with PHP for 6 months or so, but I

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Portability. Like a mofo.

Here’s how it worked: first, I wrote firsttube.com. Then I used the code to write Flip. Then I used Flip as the base for the next version of firsttube.com. Then I merged the changes back into Flip. Then I slimmed it down and created Flip Lite, which I later used

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What be slackin?

So this is the first mention of it online – 3 simple words: Flip. Is. Done. Not done as in dead, but done as in reborn! Flip will be regally euthanized death with Flip 3.0 and Flip Lite 1.2 (actually, I may release a final Flip bugfix Flip 3.0.1, but

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ft Classic Now Unmaintained

Just wanted to let you all know, as I mentioned before, firsttube.com is becoming my personal site. Well, unless somethig really exxciting comes along, I am officially calling firsttube.com/classic “unmaintained.” There are lots of bugs in the code right now – they aren’t bugs in “Flip,” which runs it, as

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Commentification

Some call it ADHD, but I call it ambition. At least, that’s what I tell myself. The ft_blog now has commenting. Not just commenting, but elementary moderation. When logged in as an admin, you can mod a comment up, which currently doesn’t do much, reset to zero, or mod down,

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Whoops.

Forgot about you there for a minute, Mr. Blog. See, the concept of a blog is a funny one, because it acts like a diary, but it’s a public diary. But as the livejournal/blogger craze continues, what you find is, well, the diaries are less diaries and more pontificating. Like

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Rivet Boy

The “codename” for Flip Lite 2 is, and has been for some time, “Red Squirrel.” Well, the development version – meaning the post-2.0 final code, which will be split away today, is now called “Rivet Boy.” Why Rivet Boy? Because I just learned that my grandfather’s first job at Emerson

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summer breeze, makes me feel fine

firstly, two old songs i haven’t heard in a while: “summer breeze” and “tide is high” by blondie. both pretty decent. summer breeze hit me because tuesday night i was on the beach in melbourne at about 11 PM and it was awesome. then last night was perfect – right

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