25 August 2008, 00:40 by mark hoekstra

back from holiday and a new project

The five year celebration of this site (thanks for all the positive comments!), was followed up by the longest moment of silence in the history of this site. Partly because I had the longest holiday of the last five years (and by far the best one too! For those interested in my personal life, there’s a flickr album), partly because I’ve been going through a lot of code the last few days because I really really wanted to switch to my two server setup fully with Lighttpd, but, with an upcoming project which I had finished in the background, I now decided to post that one (as a last one) on the old setup, before I really make the switch. I ran into trouble on getting the right regex expressions in my lighttpd.conf, which is needed to switch (in a right way) from Apache to Lighttpd. Throughout the years this site has grown to being partly statically hosted and partly through the CMS (textpattern), so a simple trick (404 for instance) to feed everything to the CMS/index.php doesn’t work and I’ll need more time to get everything fixed.

But, I do have a new project and it’s called IKEA love toy *^_^*

(only click if you’re not easily offended, it’s called a love toy for a reason)

It’s part of an upcoming exhibition at Amsterdam based Platform21, called Platform21 = Hacking IKEA and I was asked to join the fun.

what can one make of this? (the end result is called a love toy for a reason)
click the picture to find out

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  1. sztanpet @ 25 August 2008, 06:36 :

    if you’re looking for a way to do clean urls have a look at this link, although the lua script for mod_magnet is for drupal it would probably work with a little hack for textpattern too

  2. Max Kelley @ 27 August 2008, 06:41 :

    I wish someone would write a plugin or patch for lighty that would take care of this problem.. Have lighty interpret Apache .htaccess. Then, lighty should take over the industry, as it is way cooler.

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