Wow, today was pretty productive.

The first order of business was tackling the issue of the "Recently Updated Entries" problem. The problem was that basically you do something along the lines of "SELECT (columns) FROM entry WHERE (bunch of security limitations) ORDER BY timestamp DESC". The problem is that Tabulas has about 400,000+ entries and apparently having mySQL do a ORDER by on 400,000 entries wasn't too smart. I realized that in my idiocy I had allowed timestamp to be indexed, so all I had to do was add in a WHERE limitation: WHERE timestamp LIKE '2004-11-13%' to limit the entries down to just the ones today so it doesn't even have to sort through 400,000 entries. See? Fixing Tabulas isn't hard. It just takes a non-retarded moron to do it (and apparently I don't qualify...)

In a momentous (not really) occassion... look at this screenshot:



After floundering around with the new help center and how it's "supposed" to work, I just said "f' it" and just threw something up. Forget trying to build all sorts of weird text-checking functions to auto-replace text... I'll just write all the HTML myself! So YES, the help center is up!

I realize all the new "sites" for 2.0 are all haphazardly thrown around, but they *will* eventually be integrated... when I have time.

In any case, yes ... I finally got the new documentation center up. It will be based all on the new control panel. I think I "fully" documented the tagboard ... how do you like it? Yes, I do plan on doing that level of documentation for ALLLLLLLLLL the features!

I also ordered the first batch of Tabulas business cards (500 satin from Once I get 2.0 out, I'm going to be pretty (hopefully) serious about getting people to try to pay for the services since I will try to target an older demographic ... let's hope!

. . .

In order to say "thank you" to a few people who I feel deserve free paid accounts, I upgraded ghost tree, rad, and oh_oh_sockhop to paid/beta status. lainie was upgraded to beta status as well (so you don't get caught my the new auto-renewal system ... it ignores beta accounts). NOW I'M FORCING YOU TO STICK WITH A SINKING SHIP MUHAHAHAHA (jk).

See? I'm not a total corporate moneygrubbing asshole ... yet

. . .

I had NO idea that Southpoint Mall was supercrowded at 6pm... it was almost impossible to find parking or to even move around the parking lot cause it was so crowded! I blew some time at the mall, mostly eye-humping expensive Bose products and picking myself up a watch from Fossil (I haven't had a watch since middle school and it's getting annoying to not know what time it is). Note that I cannot STAND wristwatches ... so I bought a pocketwatch. Yeah, retro!

Tomorrow is going to be a fun-packed busy busy day... not really looking forward to it.

. . .

Oh yes, thanks to all people who have donated recently via (and those who purchased a bunch of Amazon products ... PM5K???) ... your thanks and donations seriously make it all worthwhile :)

Be safe, kids!

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Posted by roy on November 14, 2004 at 12:24 AM in Ramblings, Tabulas | 12 Comments

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Comment posted on November 15th, 2004 at 06:45 PM
A big YES to targetting an older demographics!!! :-D

If you need any testimonials don't hesitate to ask. :)

MacDaddyTatsu (guest)

Comment posted on November 15th, 2004 at 04:42 AM
NOTE TO ROYO MEH BOYO: I know you know it, but all the people crying for you to switch to pop up ads think your dumb. There are a bajillion popup blockers. Dont listen to them...
Comment posted on November 16th, 2004 at 12:12 AM
DO NOT WORRY! popups are stupid.

ghost_tree (guest)

Comment posted on November 14th, 2004 at 09:46 PM
Oooh! Thank you! Thank you! More reason for me to not do work in the office!
Comment posted on November 15th, 2004 at 12:09 AM
Haha no problem. It's a small price for me to pay to be entertained reading your posts :)
Comment posted on November 14th, 2004 at 02:41 PM
OMG. Sorry, it took me ten minutes to figure it out : You're in Chapel Hill !!! WOOOAAAA. I went there and I wanna enroll in Duke or UNC. There are a bunch of girls on Tabulas living there !!! Like my friend Taylor (username : italiangodess040)
I love NC
Comment posted on November 15th, 2004 at 12:09 AM
Yep, I'm in Chapel Hill :) We have lovely weather...
Comment posted on November 14th, 2004 at 02:38 PM
Hey =)
WOW. You're the one who created this site ? :boys: Really... ? :hotGirls: Wooaaa. I love Tabulas. I'm french and I write from Montréal (Canada) :approve: . Eh you like Alizée... ? :roy: yeah, she's cool, I love her too ;-) Good tastes, man.
Well, that was cool discovering your site. You can come anytime to mine. I write too much though :bored:
As we say in France : Longue vie à Tabulas !!! :slaphappy: YAY.

PS : I love your running thingy (usericon)
Comment posted on November 14th, 2004 at 10:46 AM
!!! I love you!

If you were anywhere near me I'd hug you until.. well, for a very long time.

greenpill (guest)

Comment posted on November 14th, 2004 at 03:06 AM
I was about to post a thread on the forum about how to create entry snippets.

Thanks for the help center.
Comment posted on November 14th, 2004 at 10:33 AM
If you're not on the new control panel, the old help center also had that info.
Comment posted on November 14th, 2004 at 02:48 AM
!!! i love you.