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honestgamer It's not all an elaborate ruse, some misguided attempt to establish for myself an online persona of dubious quality. I really am dull. If you don't find that unbearable, though, this is my blog that examines just how truly boring I can be.

Title: Coding, coding, coding...
Posted: October 15, 2005 (11:49 PM)
Well, I meant to spend tonight playing a game. I really should have. But I had promised someone I would do some quick coding on the front page of the site. Basically, staff members review enough games now that reviews for new games are sometimes pushed off the page by reviews for barely older games. For example, a review of a game released last week might disappear, replaced by a review for a game released a year ago!

To fix that, I've set it so that the top two lines of staff reviews only list reviews for games released within the last 6 months, while the bottom line now is reserved for anything beyond that, regardless of system. A two-year-old PS2 game review will now appear there, for example.

This was of course supposed to take about 15 minutes, but instead took more than two hours. Ugh! Then I had Review of the Week to do, and now I don't really have any decent time left to play the game!

Tomorrow, I'll tend to the game. Like I said, I really need to. I just have to stop letting myself get sucked into these little coding excursions. They always suck me in and before I know it, bed time has arrived. Like now.
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Title: My First Entry
Posted: October 13, 2005 (02:52 AM)
It took around 30 or 40 hours of intense coding, but I can finally say that the HonestGamers blogs are up and running. Looking at my work thus far, I'm pretty happy with the results. Users can add friends and enemies (yipe!) to their lists, then decide who can see what when browsing blogs.

Of course, there are other blog systems out there that still have the advantage, but I'm pretty happy with the progress thus far. In the days ahead, around game time (after all, I have to play games too!), I hope to add the usual features you'd expect. For example, I want to make it so that you can click a single link to view the entries your friends and/or enemies have most recently made. You know, like you can on LiveJournal.

I'd also like to make blogs searchable somewhere down the road. That's a pretty serious goal of mine, and a fair bit of the groundwork is laid. There are some other modifications I have in mind, too. The thing is, the blogs are now to that point where I've done what testing I can on my own. I need guinea pigs. So... post in your own blogs. Add friends. Check out the features and the ways you can customize. Most of all, get used to blogs. They're replacing realms and I think most everyone will be happy about the results.

I'd say more, but this is already the most boring first post you've likely ever seen in a blog, and I'm tired. I have work tomorrow. Look for me to update this frequently, now that it's live. And hey, let me know when you've got one of your own running too, alright?
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