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kmhssoccer.org Update

To a degree, I still actively work on my high school soccer team’s website (which I created back in 2005). I started working on it on and off since summer 2008, and 71 hours of development later, I finally pushed my changes to the live server in January 2009.

kmhssoccer

kmhssoccer.org 20090216 screenshot

kmhssoccer.org 20090216 screenshot

Most notable from the front-end is that it’s now XHTML 1.0 Strict compliant through-and-through. 😀

GoDaddy

It turns out that GoDaddy now offers limited SSH access to their servers for customers with shared hosting accounts (yeah, even us little guys who only pay ~$6/month–we now get SSH access). But be warned: this switch is crude; while there is no downtime, integrity of the data (especially permissions) is likely to be out of whack. Make yourself a local backup before you enable SSH access with your GoDaddy shared hosting account!

I ran into a bit of a fiasco with GoDaddy, and it ended up taking about 15 hours to finally have everything properly in place.

IMHO, GoDaddy support is miserable if you have any serious technical questions; I got lied to several times by people that didn’t know what the fuck they were talking about. (Like: I asked about SSH and they told me about SSL [it’s not that they misunderstood me; they didn’t know the difference]). I actually ended up teaching my GoDaddy rep about SSH; he actually thanked me for helping him–isn’t this backwards? *sigh*

Pixerch

Along with the kmhssoccer website, I began development on pixerch [pics-search]–a pictures search application–back in 2005. A few years ago, I began the necessary actions to copyleft it in anticipation for its release to the whole world as FOSS. This release is now overdue–in excess of a year overdue.

This kmhssoccer update included some necessary development of Pixerch. While there is still a long list of things-to-do, I’ve knocked out many important feature developments/bug fixes that have helped progress this application towards becoming ready to be released to the public.

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