June 1st, 2001

red panda eating bamboo

What passes for geeking with me

I'm once again on a holy crusade to get rid of the piles of random busywork that I have accreted. (read: multiple websites that need constant updating)

If I could set up a database, I could put some of the info in it. But I have zero knowledge of how to go about that on a Unix account. [Pause to write M and remind him to set up my Zope tutorial.]

So I guess the question is: Should I keep those web pages until I get the database, or should I get rid of them?

WRT the FAQs, I should break it into many different small pages. I'd have to set aside a couple of days to do that.

That ends up being *more* work in the short term. But I guess it isn't "busywork".

WRT database. If I put that stuff into a database on the Mac, I suppose I could export it into some kind of "generic" database format, and then once I had something set up in Unix I could import it into that. I bet there is a "generic database to HTML page" tool.

I don't have an actual database program, only calendar/address books. It would take some work to set them up to work with what I offer on my web sites (contact info plus a big pile of notes) but it might work.

But it would probably work better to put the stuff in a tab delimited form by hand, not type it all into fiddly little fields.

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Watched a DVD with episodes 1 and 3 of the Judy Garland Show from 1963. Discovered that Liza Minelli is Judy Garland's daughter. Strange the bits of pop culture that one manages to remain ignorant of.
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