news and notes

These two things aren’t nearly as cool as having gotten engaged, but they’re pretty nifty nonetheless.

The first is the addition of a new Java solitaire game! That’s right, kids, I’ve done it again. I call this game Sequence; it doesn’t have a common name that I know of. I learned it from a book a long time ago, but I’m not sure it’s a very common solitaire game. Nevertheless, I think you’ll find it entertaining, and a little more skill-oriented than the first Java solitaire. It was done pretty quickly after my updates to the original Java solitaire game and uses very similar code in a lot of places. Give it a try, and see what you think!

The second, geekier thing, is that pressing on… now has a live RSS feed. This may mean absolutely nothing to you, and if it doesn’t, that’s okay. Think of it as something akin to a crawler on Fox News or CNN or ESPN or whatever. Essentially, it provides a link to my most recent postings.

The really nifty thing about this is that in 1.0pr and later, you have the opportunity to create what’s called a Live Bookmark for this site. When you do this, clicking on the bookmark brings up a list of the last 10 or so entries that you can click on and go directly to the entry, instead of just taking you to the home page. It’s pretty cool because it allows you to look at just the entries you’re interested in (but you’re interested in all of my entries, right? Uh…right?). Anyway, it wasn’t that hard to add to the site; one line of HTML did the trick. And now, everyone who comes to this site who uses Firefox 1.0pr or greater (hi, me!) can use it.