Dragons in the Algorithm
Adventures in Programming
by Michael Chermside


Things To Do Before "1.0":

  • Add animated dragon logo on right top.
  • Fix permalinks.
  • Get the front page working at mcherm.com. (It would be nice if "http://mcherm.com/blog" also worked since I've been giving that out while in beta.)
  • Add the actual blog title.
  • Valid XHTML.
  • Valid CSS.
  • Make it work in IE6 with narrow margins.
  • Add map logo on the left top.
  • Document licensing of content.
  • Better way to include code snippets. Man, that's broken!
  • Fix the display of the archives.
  • Fix links so my mom can recognize them (underlines!).
  • Fix side bar so it works when narrow.
  • Take off the "print this page" link. What's it there for anyhow?

Things To Do Eventually:

  • Provide better formatting for code samples in body and in comments.
  • Use a plug-in for caching (http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001105.html).
  • Upgrade my WordPress version (figure out how!).
  • Find a tool to make it easier and quicker to put in images.
  • Provide for printing in the CSS so it looks useful.
  • Host images at S3 (http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000808.html).
  • Add some caching tool so I can handle sudden large traffic.
  • Switch to random subset of blogroll in sidebar.
  • Include info from my del.icio.us feed in sidebar. This is worthwhile because my feed is fairly rich in information but no one knows it.
  • Support OpenID by adding the following text to the home page: """<link rel="openid.server" href="http://getopenid.com/action/authenticate/"><link rel="openid.delegate" href="http://getopenid.com/mcherm/">"""
  • Allow for OpenID logins so people don't have to create user IDs on my system if they use OpenID.
  • Set up automatic regular backups.
  • Clean out the large number of "spam" user accounts.
  • Provide a means to format it in Outlook for mailing at work.

WordPress Plugins to Consider

Posted Mon 17 December 2007 by mcherm in articles