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Vacation time!

It’s finally here! Today I had my last exam (Programming Languages), and I even think it went quite well. And what does that mean? Vacation time, baby! I can’t wait to get home for a few weeks. My train leaves about 8:30 tomorrow – and about 5 hours after that I’ll be home with my mom and sister. Later, somewhere in between christmas eve and new years eve I’m heading to good ol’ Dokka, with a few days with my father and old friends. I look forward to seeing you all soon! :) Although I bet it’s freezing there… *brrr*.

On another subject: I went to see see Avatar (in 3D of course) today. Man, it was such an epic movie! I loved every tiny bit of it! I watched it tonight, and it was so worth it! :)

The last week or so I’ve worked on a new little project. It’s a program to list all the new episodes of various series released on eztv.it. It’s written in Python, I’ll make it available on my programming page after I’m done writing this blog entry. Anyone interested are free to use it, of course. :) Below is a screenshot for those who are interested.

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Last I’d like to say Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone! I hope you’ll all have a good one! :D

Programming section nearly done

I’ve used some time now to make a programming page for this site. It’s pretty much done (I’m missing a few projects there which I will add later), and it was all but easy to get the formatting as I want it. I’m not sure if I’m happy with it yet, but it’s acceptable.

I had a few problems with WordPress when working on this. First of all, it for some reason was a little trigger happy on the paragraph tags. It added </p>s where there were no opening tags, <p>s where there shouldn’t be a tag in the first place, and so on. It might be my fault though, being new to WordPress and all. In any case, I found an addon to disable automatic formatting. Also for some reason, sometimes when posting the whole content of the page disappeared. It seemed to have something to do with the combination of the visual editor and shortcodes. It seems I’m not the only one with this problem. I disabled the visual editor, and it all worked nicely.

I’m very content with WordPress in general though – it’s amazingly easy to customize to my needs (among other things, it’s very easy to write plugins). It just takes a little bit getting used to. And hopefully some of the bugs are fixed in later versions. In the meantime, I got workarounds.