Archive for: July, 2010

A little fuckup, theme-wise

Jul 25 2010 Published by under MediaCreeper

I updated the theme on this blog without thinking, it updated fine and broke all the small tweaks I had done on the previous version. Duh.

So, I got a new theme that doesn’t require tweaks to look like something that I like.

A short summary of MediaCreeper-work done on my vacation: a little to non. I have tweaked the cache-layer a bit since my first hours of vacation when the site stalled out due to overload of MySQL-connections along with short TTL of cache. Switched from connect to pconnect to reuse connections, which now allows higher loads/amounts of hits on banner and visitors on the site. Also added code to export and purge logs at 90 days, I think 90 days is quite a long time on the internet. Today I switched the top-banner (AdSense) on the MediaCreeper site, from 468×60 to 728×90, required a few tweaks on the style-sheet .. The site might look a little wonky for a few hours as the style-sheet has a future expiry time, nothing breaks completely though.

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Some links

Jul 21 2010 Published by under MediaCreeper

Added a page to the blog, Press and blogs, which lists a few oldmedia articles and blogs that mentions or references MediaCreeper.
This is to maintain some sort of time line, a historical document if you will. It will be updated from time to time, as things develops…

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Jul 14 2010 Published by under MediaCreeper

I’ve built MediaCreeper with support for multiple languages, at the moment there is two complete language definitions; Swedish and English.

These are the two languages I can handle and speak, read and write. English will be enough to reach out to the world but I can imagine that there will be requests for German, French… Mandarin?

It’s quite simple really, all strings (yes, strings) of all languages are kept in a single XML-document (will be split into several if necessary) that is read when a page is prepared for rendering (in CreeperFramework’s TemplateEngine), a selector is used to point at a language out of several — so it’s easy to add more.

The few things needed to create a new language/translation is a language-template file (an XML-fragment really) and a good text editor that can handle UTF-8 encoding properly.

I think it is even possible to handle RTL-languages, I have nevere tried it, all the bits should be there though.

Interested in translating MediaCreeper into another language? Write me a mail, mediacreeper (-at-)

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First post

Jul 14 2010 Published by under MediaCreeper

A blog for MediaCreeper? Well, as my private blog is filled with rants about MediaCreeper, this will hereafter be the primary blog for posts about the development and other stuff that is related.

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