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

Nov 28

ZX81 Program Sorting
New Feature

Minor change, but one that’s been bugging me for awhile. The ZX81 program listing sorts by file name, not title. This makes the listing look a bit weird at times. So, I fixed it! Programs are now sorted nicely by their titles.

Using titles wasn’t as simple as changing the sort key. I tend to use the titles from the listings which often have stars and spaces in them. Although many have two stars, I wasn’t consistent—meaning I couldn’t just drop the first two characters. The fix was to strip any leading characters that aren’t words or numbers. Just in case, I also lowercase the string to make the sort case insensitive. So far it works well. But, I’ll monitor to make sure nothing strange pops up from the change.

Oct 16

ZX81 Header Tweaks

To match the rest of my site, I added more descriptive titles and tags when you list or run a program. This should allow search engines to better categorize and share them. I want to redo all of this functionality, but this is a step forward.

Oh, as an afterthought, you can now click the programs’s image to run it. It felt more intuitive.

Oct 15

Fixing “read more”
Bug Fix

When I made a change to the “read more” option to align it with other uses, I broke it. Seems I updated the code, but not the URL. All fixed now.

Oct 05

Sigs & Userbar fixes
Bug Fix

The “US Analog to Digital TV Conversion Countdown Userbar” now displays correctly. I forgot to update the paths when moved.

Also, the userbar description was designed to allow HTML and BBCODE in the text, but I didn’t apply the conversions. Oops. Descriptions are now working as expected. To be sure, I added my 3v userbar as a test.

Oct 04

Other minor changes to landing pages

I didn’t like how the icon appeared in the changelog entries, so I moved them! I also made them blue—just because.

I also did a little cleanup on the Random Names page. Tag was a bit redundant and I wanted to make it easier to refresh the page. I added a link to it’s article, and outlined the names to better offset them from the top content.