Taming AuditTrail Proliferation

October 16, 2008 After integrating AuditTrail into an application I'm working on, I've been really pleased with its functionality, but needed a way to reduce the number of revisions to be a bit more manageable. This entry takes a quick look at a simple way to do prune AuditTrail revision histories without removing too many AuditTrails.

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Customizing LifeFlow Quickly with Skins

January 8, 2008 An introduction to skinning LifeFlow without causing any harm to the SVN checkout. The current skin on this website is about 30 lines of CSS, and a third of those are closing parentheses, so its not that hard to transform it from its default minimalism into something much more appealing.

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Midnight Philosophy in The Garden of Good and Evil

February 12, 2008 Whatever one might be tempted to label it as, its just a disjoint collection of sentence scribed by someone who ought to be in bed.

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A Few Quick Updates to Site

October 12, 2007 I have made a few technical updates to the website. The consequences should be more stability and a better visual appearance for Internet Explorer users.

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Replacing the Karma Social Model with Whuffie

January 22, 2008 Recently I ran into the concept of Whuffie and immediately fell for its charm as a potential solution to many of the flaws of current karma implementations in web applications.

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Hiking Tengaisan

October 21, 2007 Some pictures from a recent hike in nearby Yamanomura, part of the Kamioka section of Hida city. Also some pondering about the consequences of modernity on Japan and America.

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Changes from Living

January 14, 2008 I try to keep my philosophical musings pretty private. Statements of purpose and meaning have a scale of grandeur that as of yet I can't translate into a public setting. Still, a simple thought: living is changing.

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A Brief Winter Hike

April 5, 2008 A few weeks ago I ended up on a short abortive hike on the third tallest mountain in Japan. Here are a few documenting pictures.

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"Puddle City Racing Lights" by Windmill

July 12, 2007 Music is supposed to make us feel. Puddle City Racing Lights by Windmill will make you feel, unless you've forgotten how to. Even then it might create a fissure in your granite heart.

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On Education, Self-Responsibility and Manure

December 2, 2007 Its a rare month that I don't find some angry article about the problems of universities in America. If only they did X, or they implemented policy Y. I have a suspicion though, that the fault with American universities lies in a much broader social problem.

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Hot Water Is Broken

January 27, 2008 My hot water is broken, and its damn cold here.

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