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Nick Hodges

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  Posted: Nov 22, 2014 6:10 PM
In case anyone cares, I'm now blogging at:

http://www.codingindelphi.com/blog/

My old blog at

http://www.nickhodges.com

will remain so all the links are still good.

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  Posted: Nov 23, 2014 2:33 AM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
Nick Hodges wrote:
In case anyone cares, I'm now blogging at:

http://www.codingindelphi.com/blog/

You should have named it codinginobjectpascal ;-)

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  Posted: Nov 23, 2014 7:46 AM   in response to: Dalija Prasnikar in response to: Dalija Prasnikar
Dalija Prasnikar wrote:

You should have named it codinginobjectpascal ;-)

LOL -- indeed I should have. ;-)


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  Posted: Nov 23, 2014 11:00 AM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
Nick Hodges wrote:

Dalija Prasnikar wrote:

You should have named it codinginobjectpascal ;-)

LOL -- indeed I should have. ;-)

DON'T

YOU

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  Posted: Nov 23, 2014 12:47 PM   in response to: Bruce McGee in response to: Bruce McGee
Bruce McGee wrote:
Nick Hodges wrote:

Dalija Prasnikar wrote:

You should have named it codinginobjectpascal ;-)

LOL -- indeed I should have. ;-)

DON'T

YOU

DARE!

We just have to wait for Appmethod to go into sinkhole and then
we will again have Delphi language ;-)

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  Posted: Nov 23, 2014 10:17 AM   in response to: Dalija Prasnikar in response to: Dalija Prasnikar
Dalija,

| | http://www.codingindelphi.com/blog/
| |

| You should have named it codinginobjectpascal ;-)

They're synonyms. ;-)

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  Posted: Nov 23, 2014 10:16 AM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
Nick,

| My old blog...

Will it be kept current or will future stuff go into CodingInDelphi?

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  Posted: Nov 23, 2014 10:28 AM   in response to: Quentin Correll in response to: Quentin Correll
Quentin Correll wrote:

Will it be kept current or will future stuff go into CodingInDelphi?

I'm just going to leave it as is. I don't want the links to get
broken, and there simply isn't any good migration path.

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  Posted: Nov 23, 2014 1:11 PM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
Nick,

| | Will it be kept current or will future stuff go into
| | CodingInDelphi?

| I'm just going to leave it as is. I don't want the links to get
| broken, and there simply isn't any good migration path.


Makes sense to me.

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  Posted: Dec 22, 2014 5:13 PM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
Nick Hodges wrote:

I don't want the links to get
broken, and there simply isn't any good migration path

What's your new blogging software? I'm looking to move mine off
WordPress and start posting stuff again.

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  Posted: Dec 23, 2014 6:06 AM   in response to: John Kaster in response to: John Kaster
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What's your new blogging software? I'm looking to move mine off
WordPress and start posting stuff again.

I'm using WordPress.

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  Posted: Dec 23, 2014 10:35 AM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
Nick Hodges wrote:
John Kaster wrote:

What's your new blogging software? I'm looking to move mine off
WordPress and start posting stuff again.

I'm using WordPress.

One thing I don't like about WordPress is the hard-coding of links. I've had a lot more luck with Drupal; usually I can transfer a site to a different domain, or even change paths, without affecting the content. Drupal isn't as friendly out of the box as WP is, though. For extending the functionality, and for a helpful and open community, I prefer Drupal hands-down.
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  Posted: Dec 23, 2014 1:58 PM   in response to: Graham Stratford in response to: Graham Stratford
Graham Stratford wrote:

I prefer Drupal hands-down

I'll have to look at it again. Didn't like it last time I looked.

I really want something with Windows Live Writer (WLW) support, also. I
used that very happily with my EDN blog after we set up WordPress for
EDN blogging. In fact, I liked it so much I actually started looking
into supporting it for GetPublished, but never got around to actually
coding anything. It's not something I want to spend my time writing
now, at least not until the future of WLW is known.

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  Posted: Dec 24, 2014 6:51 AM   in response to: John Kaster in response to: John Kaster
John Kaster wrote:
I really want something with Windows Live Writer (WLW) support, also. I

It looks like the [Blog API module|https://www.drupal.org/project/blogapi] works for WLW. I've never used it myself, but reports that it works are a year old so it's promising!
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Graham Stratford wrote:

It looks like the [Blog API
module|https://www.drupal.org/project/blogapi] works for WLW.

Thanks, Graham.

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  Posted: Dec 23, 2014 1:56 PM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
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I'm using WordPress.

Your own instance? I'd probably like that better.

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  Posted: Dec 24, 2014 6:40 AM   in response to: John Kaster in response to: John Kaster
John Kaster wrote:

Your own instance? I'd probably like that better.

Yep -- on BlueHost.com.

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  Posted: Jan 16, 2015 11:58 AM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
Nick Hodges wrote:

John Kaster wrote:

Your own instance? I'd probably like that better.

Yep -- on BlueHost.com.

Thanks. A buddy of mine hosts all my domains, so I'll see what options
he might have up his sleeve.

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  Posted: Dec 28, 2014 2:02 AM   in response to: John Kaster in response to: John Kaster
John Kaster wrote:

Nick Hodges wrote:

I don't want the links to get
broken, and there simply isn't any good migration path

What's your new blogging software? I'm looking to move mine off
WordPress and start posting stuff again.

I want to start blogging again too. I am using Jekyll for my static
sites, but ISTM it is also perfect for blogs.

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Ashamed of your name or getting a new one? I could hook you up...
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  Posted: Nov 23, 2014 8:45 PM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
Nick wrote:

In case anyone cares, I'm now blogging at:

http://www.codingindelphi.com/blog/

My old blog at

http://www.nickhodges.com

will remain so all the links are still good.

What about having the old page's auto-redirect to the new URLs?

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Remy Lebeau (TeamB) wrote:

What about having the old page's auto-redirect to the new URLs?

That sounds like a good idea. HOw do you do that?

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  Posted: Nov 24, 2014 9:11 AM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
Nick Hodges wrote:
Remy Lebeau (TeamB) wrote:

What about having the old page's auto-redirect to the new URLs?

That sounds like a good idea. HOw do you do that?

That would effectively hide the old page. If that's your objective.

From your comments I thought you were trying to leave the old blogs up.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5411538/redirect-from-html-page

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Dan Barclay wrote:

From your comments I thought you were trying to leave the old blogs
up.

I am, but if there is a way to unify everything, I'm up for that.

Thanks for the link.

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  Posted: Nov 24, 2014 10:52 AM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
On 2014-11-23 02:10, Nick Hodges wrote:
In case anyone cares, I'm now blogging at:

http://www.codingindelphi.com/blog/

Wow, the text is HUGE! I can now read your blog sitting on the couch in
the lounge, 5 meters from my computer. :-)

Using Firefox v32 under FreeBSD. Browser text zooming was reset to make
sure it wasn't the cause of the massive text.

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  Posted: Nov 24, 2014 10:56 AM   in response to: Graeme Geldenhuys in response to: Graeme Geldenhuys
Graeme,

| Wow, the text is HUGE!

Yeah! Really GREAT for ol'guys like me!!!

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  Posted: Nov 27, 2014 1:51 PM   in response to: Graeme Geldenhuys in response to: Graeme Geldenhuys
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Wow, the text is HUGE!

Huge? It's like 11 pt. Bigger than some sites, but... huge?

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  Posted: Nov 28, 2014 10:31 AM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
Nick,

| | Wow, the text is HUGE!
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| Huge? It's like 11 pt. Bigger than some sites, but... huge?

Just fine for me. <g> I also didn't think it "huge." <g>

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On 2014-11-27 21:51, Nick Hodges wrote:

Huge? It's like 11 pt. Bigger than some sites, but... huge?

Something went wrong with your CCS then. My system (FreeBSD) is forced
to 96dpi. I tested with Firefox and Chromium. I double checked to make
sure text zooming is at default (100%). Your old site and other websites
I tried look just fine. Your new one has massive text. See the screenshot.

http://geldenhuys.co.uk/~graemeg/CodingInDelphi.png

Note the "normal" text size as show in te browser's search and URL bar.
Then look at the text in your new blog.

The joys of web development - you have test on multiple devices,
platforms and browsers. How I love desktop development instead. :-)

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Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:


Note the "normal" text size as show in te browser's search and URL
bar. Then look at the text in your new blog.

My new blogs's text is bigger, but I wouldn't say it's "huge".

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  Posted: Nov 29, 2014 10:47 AM   in response to: Nick Hodges in response to: Nick Hodges
On 2014-11-29 15:30, Nick Hodges wrote:
My new blogs's text is bigger, but I wouldn't say it's "huge".

I guess I just don't understand the fascination everybody has these days
with wasting screen space. The web designers in our company does exactly
the same - massive buttons and comboboxes with lots of wasted padding
around the text.

Oh well. :)

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I guess I just don't understand the fascination everybody has these days
with wasting screen space. The web designers in our company does exactly
the same - massive buttons and comboboxes with lots of wasted padding
around the text.

Oh well. :)

The text is bigger, but I like it. I find that sometimes text at some sites are too small, and I have to zoom in. Hey, us Delphi folks are getting up there in age...
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Phillip,

| Hey, us Delphi folks are getting up there in age...

Darn straight. ;-)

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Phillip Woon wrote:


I guess I just don't understand the fascination everybody has these
days with wasting screen space. The web designers in our company
does exactly the same - massive buttons and comboboxes with lots of
wasted padding around the text.

Oh well. :)

The text is bigger, but I like it. I find that sometimes text at
some sites are too small, and I have to zoom in. Hey, us Delphi
folks are getting up there in age...

Indeed!

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Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

I guess I just don't understand the fascination everybody has these days
with wasting screen space. The web designers in our company does exactly
the same - massive buttons and comboboxes with lots of wasted padding
around the text.

It's not about wasting space. It's about the context at hand. Reducing the workload on a screen is becoming popular and it should. Computer systems are becoming more advanced. Causing the user to be doing less work at any particular moment. The system is a tool and that tool should be performing more of the work.

In years past, before the massive system integration as we have today, the user was entering more data. Today that data can and should be captured by the system itself without requiring the user to enter it. The focus points of a user should be set apart and easily recognized. The information points can be stuffed into smaller areas.

Large buttons and other larger widgets are also a result of touch screen integration. We need to make it so that the system can't cause the user frustration by not being able to easily click or touch the desired widget.

Also breaking tasks into smaller pieces is better for the user. They user can then focus easier on what they are doing then move on to what's next instead of having large amounts of decisions thrown at them all at once. Some of these things have been addressed over the years. But they are now screaming use me in the world of mobile.
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"> Rich" < &lt;&gt; wrote
Large buttons and other larger widgets are also a result of touch screen
integration. We
need to make it so that the system can't cause the user frustration by not
being able to
easily click or touch the desired widget.

About the only thing there I agree with. Mobile screens are inevitably
dumbed down or shattered because the medium does not allow for a complex
context with a user-determined workflow.

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Robert Dawson wrote:
"> Rich" < &lt;&gt; wrote
Large buttons and other larger widgets are also a result of touch screen
integration. We
need to make it so that the system can't cause the user frustration by not
being able to
easily click or touch the desired widget.

About the only thing there I agree with. Mobile screens are inevitably
dumbed down or shattered because the medium does not allow for a complex
context with a user-determined workflow.

What do you mean?

Why not let the system gather as much information as it can on its own instead of making the user enter it? You can always have the option to change it if the user feels the need.

Also how do you figure that creating complex screens helps the user? Machine interaction should be designed to help the user glean as much knowledge from the system as possible as easy as possible. Just because I have screen space doesn't mean the task at hand requires a complex screen.

I subscribed to the idea of jamming as much stuff on screen as possible in the past. But it really didn't help the user and the learning curve was very steep. When I taught computer science classes it was always easier for the student to catch on to something when presented in smaller chunks.
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On 2014-12-01 00:28, > Rich < wrote:
Why not let the system gather as much information as it can on its
own instead of making the user enter it?

In principle yes, but take our company product for example. A interface
for applying for Mortgage Applications. The broker/bank/building society
requires answers. There are about 8-15 A4 pages to complete. Translating
that document to a web interface requires a LOT of questions too. No
matter how much you would like to, but the computer can't magically
figure out all those answers. So the end user has to enter then.

Yes we split those into smaller section of about 5-10 questions per
section and save the details as the go along. So they can also come back
tomorrow or a week from today to complete the application.

Anyway, again... nothing to do with why Nick's new blog has text 2.5x
larger that my system's default font size.

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On 2014-11-30 19:35, > Rich < wrote:
Large buttons and other larger widgets are also a result of touch
screen integration.

Responsive Design should be able to cater for desktop systems AND mobile
devices by switching to different CSS for the two catogories. They
shouldn't show me BIG buttons on a web page just because of mobile
devices - when I'm on a desktop system with a 29" monitor.

Also breaking tasks into smaller pieces is better for the user.

That is a totally different topic and not what I was talking about.

Nick's blog has text about 2.5 times the size of my "normal" text. I
find that excessively large. I'm not that blind yet. ;-) Plus most other
website don't behave like Nick's new blog.

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Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

On 2014-11-30 19:35, > Rich < wrote:
Large buttons and other larger widgets are also a result of touch
screen integration.

Responsive Design should be able to cater for desktop systems AND
mobile devices by switching to different CSS for the two catogories.

Indeed. By hiding menus behind a button, scaling pictures (or using
differently scaled versions of the same picture), changing the layout
from multiple columns to fewer, etc., placing and scaling buttons and
the like differently, etc., allowing sideways scrolling to next screen,
etc.

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Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
On 2014-11-30 19:35, > Rich < wrote:

Responsive Design should be able to cater for desktop systems AND mobile
devices by switching to different CSS for the two catogories. They
shouldn't show me BIG buttons on a web page just because of mobile
devices - when I'm on a desktop system with a 29" monitor.

But that assumes the user would want that to happen. Maybe I like that the mobile design is small and want to let it occupy a small space on my screen all day. If you have it automatically change itself it might not be how I want things. One thing to keep in mind is I like software to be a tool not commander of my system. I want it to be available for me to use as I see fit. I don't want it automatically making its own decisions that go against what I want it to do.

That is a totally different topic and not what I was talking about.

OK cool.

Nick's blog has text about 2.5 times the size of my "normal" text. I
find that excessively large. I'm not that blind yet. ;-)

lol
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I want it to be available for me to use as I see fit. I don't want it
automatically making its own decisions that go against what I want it
to do.

Some sites have multiple CSS files. Firefox makes it very easy to select
between them (View -> Page Style). I have already seen some sites that
complete change the layout based on that feature. Pretty neat.

On other site I might find things that annoy me (ads, images etc) while
I read an article. I then simply do a "right click -> Inspect Element"
and delete the node right out of the DOM. Works a treat! :-)

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Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

On 2014-11-29 15:30, Nick Hodges wrote:
My new blogs's text is bigger, but I wouldn't say it's "huge".

I guess I just don't understand the fascination everybody has these
days with wasting screen space. The web designers in our company does
exactly the same - massive buttons and comboboxes with lots of wasted
padding around the text.

Oh well. :)

Getting older, I can't understand those who think that 6pt is the best
for a website. I like it when a text is readable. And I don't like
lines that are too long, so they make me move my head too much, anyway.
Newspapers don't use columns for nothing.

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On 2014-12-02 17:53, Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:
Getting older, I can't understand those who think that 6pt is the best
for a website.

True, and I often use Ctrl+MouseWheel to zoom the text in or out
(Firefox allows text-only zooming). Unfortunately that doesn't work on
Nick's new blog either. :-/


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Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:
Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

On 2014-11-29 15:30, Nick Hodges wrote:
My new blogs's text is bigger, but I wouldn't say it's "huge".

I guess I just don't understand the fascination everybody has these
days with wasting screen space. The web designers in our company does
exactly the same - massive buttons and comboboxes with lots of wasted
padding around the text.

Oh well. :)

Getting older, I can't understand those who think that 6pt is the best
for a website. I like it when a text is readable. And I don't like
lines that are too long, so they make me move my head too much, anyway.
Newspapers don't use columns for nothing.

Cannot disagree...

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Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

On 2014-11-23 02:10, Nick Hodges wrote:
In case anyone cares, I'm now blogging at:

http://www.codingindelphi.com/blog/

Wow, the text is HUGE!

Not in Firefox on Windows and the Mac. It is not really small, but it
is only a little bigger than my site uses (see sig).

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On 2014-12-02 17:50, Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:
Not in Firefox on Windows and the Mac. It is not really small, but it
is only a little bigger than my site uses (see sig).

I'm seeing the exact same in Firefox 32, Opera 12.x and Chromium 37.
Firefox being my primary web browser. See the linked PNG image showing
Nick's site (left) and your site (right). Your site is how I normally
see text sizes.

http://geldenhuys.co.uk/~graemeg/blogs_compared.png

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Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
On 2014-12-02 17:50, Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:
Not in Firefox on Windows and the Mac. It is not really small, but it
is only a little bigger than my site uses (see sig).

I'm seeing the exact same in Firefox 32, Opera 12.x and Chromium 37.
Firefox being my primary web browser. See the linked PNG image showing
Nick's site (left) and your site (right). Your site is how I normally
see text sizes.

http://geldenhuys.co.uk/~graemeg/blogs_compared.png

I don't see that much size difference using Chrome on Windows. Nick's site
has only a bit larger fonts.

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Dalija Prasnikar wrote:


I don't see that much size difference using Chrome on Windows. Nick's
site has only a bit larger fonts.

Me neither. 4 lines on Nick's page are 5 lines on mine, and that is
fine, IMO. I don't see such a big difference either.

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On 2014-12-04 11:08, Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:
I don't see such a big difference either.

Very weird - especially that it does exactly the same in 3 different
browsers. Ummm...

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Do I have to create an account and login to be able to see the
comments? Or is it really true that there are zero comments on all your
posts?
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Do I have to create an account and login to be able to see the
comments? Or is it really true that there are zero comments on all your
posts?

I tried commenting but it seems to require login. It would be nice to just stop by and comment no login or registration. My blog platform makes it difficult to allow "guest" posting too.
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Rich wrote:

I tried commenting but it seems to require login. It would be nice to
just stop by and comment no login or registration. My blog platform
makes it difficult to allow "guest" posting too.

I usually only post comments on blog systems that allow entering your name/email/website
as part of the comment so a login is not needed. This is also nice for blogs
that support Gravatar images.

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Remy Lebeau (TeamB) wrote:

I usually only post comments on blog systems that allow entering your name/email/website
as part of the comment so a login is not needed. This is also nice for blogs
that support Gravatar images.

Nick has changed it to allow guest posting. Cool Nick!

Now people can post using a persona. Which is what the whole internet is moving to.
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Nick has changed it to allow guest posting. Cool Nick!

Now people can post using a persona. Which is what the whole internet is moving to.

The only problem is he doesn't OK any of my comments. So they don't show up.
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Rich wrote:

The only problem is he doesn't OK any of my comments. So they don't
show up.

I'm having a hard time with this -- I can't find any of your comments
in my system -- I'd certainly okay them if I could. Something isn't
right.

Working on it, and sorry for the confusion.

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Rich wrote:

The only problem is he doesn't OK any of my comments. So they don't
show up.

Your comment should now be visible.

Sorry for the confusion -- I think I'm getting it figure out.

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Nick Hodges wrote:

Your comment should now be visible.

Sorry for the confusion -- I think I'm getting it figure out.

No problem. I'm learning wordpress for my blog. I like new things.
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Rich wrote:

Nick Hodges wrote:

Your comment should now be visible.

Sorry for the confusion -- I think I'm getting it figure out.

No problem. I'm learning wordpress for my blog. I like new things.

Try learning Common Lisp. <g>

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Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

Rich wrote:

Nick Hodges wrote:

Your comment should now be visible.

Sorry for the confusion -- I think I'm getting it figure out.

No problem. I'm learning wordpress for my blog. I like new things.

Try learning Common Lisp. <g>

Just change your name to Igor and it'll be easy.

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No problem. I'm learning wordpress for my blog. I like new things.

Try learning Common Lisp. <g>

Just change your name to Igor and it'll be easy.

Yeth, marthter! <g>

But honestly, I have been reading the online book "Practical Common
Lisp" and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. It is a slightly different
way of thinking, that is sure.

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Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

John Treder wrote:

No problem. I'm learning wordpress for my blog. I like new things.

Try learning Common Lisp. <g>

Just change your name to Igor and it'll be easy.

Yeth, marthter! <g>

But honestly, I have been reading the online book "Practical Common
Lisp" and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. It is a slightly different
way of thinking, that is sure.

I played a bit with Turbo Prolog, many moons ago.

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I played a bit with Turbo Prolog, many moons ago.

So did I. But Lisp is not as hard to get used to as Prolog.

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Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

John Treder wrote:

I played a bit with Turbo Prolog, many moons ago.

So did I. But Lisp is not as hard to get used to as Prolog.

If you thay tho. Too many parentheteths for me. Almost like the first TP3.5 object nightmare.

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Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

But honestly, I have been reading the online book "Practical Common
Lisp" and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. It is a slightly
different way of thinking, that is sure.

As it is one of the oldest programming languages out there, you should
perhaps say that it is Pascal and C[++] that are slightly different...

Back around 1978-79 when I was at university, and member of the
computer club Lysator (still exists, one of my sons is a member now) we
found a very nice LISP interpreter for the 6502 in Apple II. The common
sport for a while was to port that to any other computer we could get
our hands on. The declared winners were the two guys who put it on a
DataSaab D21 from the middle -60s which the club had been
given(http://www.datasaab.se/Bildarkiv/D21/d21.htm).
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Anders Isaksson wrote:

Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

But honestly, I have been reading the online book "Practical Common
Lisp" and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. It is a slightly
different way of thinking, that is sure.

As it is one of the oldest programming languages out there, you should
perhaps say that it is Pascal and C[++] that are slightly different...

I don't think that imperative languages like Pascal or C are uncommon,
these days. <g>

Anyway, Lisp is old indeed. Of the languages still in use today, only
Fortran (an imperative language, AFAIK) is older.

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Am 10.12.2014 19:24, schrieb Rudy Velthuis (TeamB):
Anders Isaksson wrote:

Rudy Velthuis (TeamB) wrote:

But honestly, I have been reading the online book "Practical Common
Lisp" and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. It is a slightly
different way of thinking, that is sure.

As it is one of the oldest programming languages out there, you should
perhaps say that it is Pascal and C[++] that are slightly different...

I don't think that imperative languages like Pascal or C are uncommon,
these days. <g>

Anyway, Lisp is old indeed. Of the languages still in use today, only
Fortran (an imperative language, AFAIK) is older.

What about Cobol? ;-)
(if you should despute that it's still being used I'll mention
Microfocus... ;-) )

Greetings

Markus
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Just because I can....:-)

What about Cobol? ;-)

COBOL - Completely Obfuscated Business Orientrated Language...

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Am 11.12.2014 05:45, schrieb Ian Branch:
Just because I can....:-)

What about Cobol? ;-)

COBOL - Completely Obfuscated Business Orientrated Language...

If I'm not mistaken the SAP language ABAP is a close relative to Cobol
and the first A even stands for "Advanced". Yuck!
Yes, their OOP syntax is also advanced: takes an "advanced" amount of
lines of code for each single method call because they forced the syntax
to be in the same style as traditional function block calling style.
Simply wasteful on lines of code ;-) (about 3 method calls and your
screen is full ;-) ).

Cheers

Markus
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Dalija Prasnikar wrote:


BTW, are you aware that you have pinned tweet on your Tweeter
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Good point.

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