The very basics of the page interface seem to be working, though my layout is pretty much non-existant. But, at least the PHP is working correctly. Now i’ve just got to find the time to record 25 songs…
So, now that i’m this mean php whiz (just nod your head and smile) this whole domain has become so much more fun to update! No more is the drudgery and hand-coding of tens of the same page over and over just to upload lyrics! Never again do i have to manually add a tab to the AniGuitar Archive! So, yeah. What made me think of that is that i haven’t uploaded lyrics for the oft-played “Up&Down” yet, and i was just reading a recent interview with Melissa Etheridge where she talks about write a breakup record, and she says “So instead of just being like break up and break down, it was more like, “OK, all I’ve got to look at is myself.”
I think that’s sortof the point of the song, in a more roundabout way… it’s not about breaking up and breaking down so much as it is about how all of the things in the song are just the up & down of the relationship and the wake of the relationship and that i finally came to the point where “I’m supposed to be friendly to you” just didn’t make any sense at all. Being friendly to someone is a respect that they earn, not a rule of conduct. So, i’m past the up and down and forced civility and just allowed to be a singular person again.
Also from Ms. Etheridge: “Oh, people don’t know how much I identify with Madonna. I’m a huge Madonna fan.” Rock on, Melissa!
After 10 straight hours trying to get php to work, it works. Of course, blogger doesn’t work. In the end, the problem is always blogger itself. It’s not as though i’m going to leave… i like the integration of everything and it’s all very convenient and with all this php i’m just using blogger to post my files in the plainest html ever and i do the rest on the server side. All i ask is that blogger publish my main page, and my weekly archives. That’s all it needs to do every again. Ever. And can it do that? No. And will i give up now after working for 10 hours? No. And, are my legs totally black and blue from punching them every time blogger doesn’t publish, and are my fingertips totally raw from biting at them and stabbing away with my exacto blade, and am i hot and miserable and do i have any weekend left at all? Figure it out.
Here goes nothing…. and i thought changing over to shtml was a bitch…
For the last five hours i’ve been learning PHP. The web has been decidely against learning things in a do-it-yourself fashion because all of the new technology is done on the Server Side of things. For those of you who don’t quite know what i mean: To learn something myself, i take a look at the code to see how someone else did it. For things like includes and php, the special magic happens before the version of code i view, so that i only see the results and not went into them. But, i digress. My lyrics are currently all viewable as dynamic php here. Next on my to-do list is to turn the entire archive of this log into php. While i technically know how to do this, it’s going to get ugly before it’s going to get pretty again, so we’re effectively under construction.
Have a nice day.
Is this a bit too boring to look at? I was getting a bit sick of that background… it was blending into everything else on my desk so that i couldn’t even focus on the page. But, i probably read it a lot more than you do :p