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Tuesday July 12, 2005
11:23 PM

Day 27: Search, Dependencies, IPv6

JavaScript Archive Network

Added search on the home page. Added quick link functionality (go to HTTP.Query). Version 0.03 of the JSAN Shell now follows prerequisites and installs them. We have two mirrors in Taiwan including one with IPv6 support.

Work continues but I'm going to bed early today.

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12:32 AM

Day 25,26: JSAN Indexes and Installer

JavaScript Archive Network

Lots of internal changes: switched to hashing login names to support expected growth, JAUSE IDs are now all lower-case (your ID may have been changed for you!). Tatsuhiko Miyagawa launched a mirror in Japan. Adam Kennedy built a mock of a Class::DBI and SQLite index system. I used that to convert the new YAML Index to an SQLite index. With that the JSAN Shell has been released! Look for version 0.02. Learn how to install JSAN libraries.

shell> jsan index shell> jsan -p /usr/local/js install Digest.MD5

The JSAN Shell is very alpha. It works but you will find bugs.

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Sunday July 10, 2005
01:33 AM

Day 24: JSAN RT, Store, and More

JavaScript Archive Network (

Updates that happened today (or is it yesterday?).

You can now complain about bugs and stuff in the JSAN RT. The documentation bugs in the JSAN library have been fixed. If you are a mirror, or want to be, you can now get your logo on you mirror. We have launched a small Cafepress Store so you can wear an awesome JSAN shirt to your next geek event. JAUSE has better input validation now.

So go file a bug, buy a shirt, host a mirror!

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Friday July 08, 2005
08:43 PM

Day 23 [still]: Mirrors and JSAN Update

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12:23 AM

Day 23: JSAN - Lots of Site Changes

Marshall Roch created some excellent logos and gave me more CSS pointers. Ask Hansen provided a Develooper signed SSL certificate which means you can now log in over SSL! The start of a road map has been created, and we've created a neat way to promote JSAN. There were many internal changes as well.

These were lots of infrastructure and information changes. Lots of great work with the help of lots of great people.

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Thursday July 07, 2005
01:46 AM

Days 21 and 22: Mailing Lists and Acknowlegements

Here's an attempt to send rich email to my journal from It's all listed there, and it's getting late. :-)

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Tuesday July 05, 2005
10:56 PM

Day 21: Open JSAN Beta 1

So I think that autrijus ( has the right idea for his project, so why not. This is the 21st day I've worked on this project. The first thing I built was the JSAN library. So from there this is what we're up to.

More to come! The system is very much a beta. We're on our way though.

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Thursday June 30, 2005
09:12 AM

YAPC Finished

I had a great time in Toronto. My talks went well and I'm sufficiently tired. I feel like I've done good things. I'm traveling today and working tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be up to it, though it's a short ride.

Many more details later.

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Monday June 13, 2005
03:01 PM

A Walk Down Freedom Lane: Boston on Saturday

My family and I will be in Boston this coming weekend for a small family vacation, while our family is still small. Or are we mid-sized? Whatever the case we are certainly not flagship material.

Moving on.

I was wondering if anyone was up for a stroll along the freedom trail with us. This is of course a very family friendly stroll since we are a family and we will have strollers with children in them. Non-traditional families and single participants are welcome to come. You are not required to pose as a family, nor must you affix cardboard families to yourself to fit in. All are welcome.

The date and time of this venture is, roughly speaking, Saturday June 18th at 10:30:00am. I suspect it's easiest to start at the south end, which also appears to be the beginning according to The Map ( ). Although the map is nearly impenetrable, there is a nice red brick road we're to follow.

My calculations suggest that if we walk at roughly 0.833 miles/hour that's basically 25 yards/minute. That should be a nice casual pace that everyone can enjoy. This should also take into consideration moderate site-seeing and very minor tourist shopping and browsing. This leaves us at the USS Constitution at 13:30:00pm. (Note: This pace is not required but offered merely as a suggestion. There will be no enforcement of this pace.)

If you have any questions or suggestions please send them.

So please, join us at The Boston Common, otherwise known as number one (1) on your map. We look forward to meeting you.

Casey (Jr), Evelina, Chastity, and Casey West

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Wednesday June 01, 2005
08:07 PM

She's Doing Well

Evelina's surgery was a success. She had no complications. Well, there was one. She's really pissed at doctors and nurses. But physically she's fine. She woke up about five minutes after they finished and she has been breathing just fine and she's doing well with what pain she can feel over the drugs. Plus there are Popsicles. She can't lose. She's in ICU so there aren't really many visiting opportunities but there is a chance she'll be home tomorrow.

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