Wednesday February 13, 2002

Well, I've made a hell of a lot of progress in the last couple of days. Leanin' that XSLT into my brain. Oh I know, who'd want to bother with that stuff. You've said it time and again. I know. But I couldn’t resist. It's just so OPEN. I can't help but fall in.

XSLT is starting to work for me, thanks to G. Ken Holman and a lot of people on the net. It’s totally stupid and arcane and it’s almost killed me to make a little blogging program that’s based in XML and XSLT.

I’ll be proudly reviewing my little creation soon but lemme put it down now, Wednesday, February 13 (oh love those dates) (I can format the fuck out of a date now.)

All my blog posts are stored in an xml file. It’s sent through a stylesheet transformation or two and I get a folder full of html pages, all broken up by week and sorted all nice. I could have easily typed every one of those entries (a whole year’s worth, and probably a few more years worth) over again, with one finger pecking on the keys of an old typewriter and stopping to use the white-out every other word in less time than it took me to write my own blogger tool. I’m still not finished. This only publishes from a data file. I still can’t do any input.

So there you have it. You.. You..