September 23, 2002
Correcting a downfall
The vanderwal.net Homepage has been brought back to life. Thanks to those that noted this problem and reported it. There are actually two homepages with different names. One is just a copy of the other. I know it is not the best way of doing this, but there were many links to a hosted site that used the Microsoft default.htm as its poor option, while the rest of my hosts have used index.html (which is the the most common way). I was playing with Dreamweaver MX the other night while eating dinner. I did not check to see that the files were being save for Linux/Unix and found really goofy oddities in the markup. I have lived in a hand-coding world with only minor GUI help for years and having the default server code defaults set was a step I had set in MX, I guessed wrong. A little regex and the "cp" command and all was right in the world. I guess it is time to make all local links only point to index.html.
So how do you like Macromedia MX Studio? I've got it installed on this PB but haven't had much time to play around with it, being busy with other stuff. I'm planning to get ColdFusion MX installed, following the procedures on Oreillynet. I do need to brush up on my CF skills, especially as I'm way too busy right now on this project from hell right not to fool around with CF, to make my resume more impressive.