Changelog


A fun and fresh way to display changes I’ve been making on my blog.

A bug hunting we will go in sendmail.

Bug Fix Dec 31, 2020

For some reason, emails weren’t coming in correctly. Digging, I found that there was an extra newline that messed up sendmail. Fixed! While at it, I also cleaned up some error handling in my contact form, especially for members.


Enhancing the sorting of ZX81 programs.

Bug Fix Dec 29, 2020

Although not quite a bug, I noticed that a couple programs weren’t quite sorting as expected. I modified the way I create my sort routine to order things the way I’d expect. First, I removed any articles and spaces at the start of titles. I then ensured that single words sorted before multiple. Since I reuse some names, just with new years, I had to make sure those titles sorted properly as well. Things look look better now.


Updated privacy and contact pages.

Announcement Oct 12, 2020

I spent the last few days cleaning up the privacy and contact pages. Most of the effort went into updating the style so they matched the main content. Besides fixing titles, I removed the old table forms and cleaned up some input prompts. I also made some tweaks under the hood, so to speak, to get things working a bit better. There is still more I could do, but it gets the job done.


Menu changes and other stuff.

Announcement Oct 08, 2020

I decided to add back in a site menu at the bottom of my site. I’d removed it quite some time back, but I decided to add back in a contact and privacy statement. Although I still need to clean up the style of those pages, they do work. I also added some icons for consistency.

While working on the site menu items, I also decided to clean up some of the member menus. I reordered and renamed a few things to make them more useable and compact.

Most people don’t bother to sign into the site, but if you do, you can create a custom profile, gallery and menu. I could turn a forum on as well, but since this is more of a blog site I don’t bother. I gave up trying to complete with Discord and Redit.


Squashing a couple of bugs: ZX81 and HTML

Bug Fix Sep 30, 2020

While adding a new ZX81 program today, I uncovered a couple of bugs that needed to be squashed! The first I noticed was the <samp> tag wasn’t displaying properly. I used to leverage the <tt> for sample text, which is now deprecated and must have missed adding this newer one. An easy fix, once I found the code reference to update.

The other issue spawned from my earlier ZX81 change to add a sort routine. For the admin, I grab all the files in the directory, but aren’t yet in the database. But, the sort code only includes database entries, hiding newly added programs. I had to tweak a couple of items to get things to work, but in the end it worked out better for me. I tweaked the routine to sort new programs a the top of the admin listing, making it easier for me to edit them.