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Ben Babcock

2 Articles in May 2005

  1. VSNS Lemon 3.0.1 is released!

    I'm pleased to announce the release of VSNS Lemon 3.0.1, the first stable release of the 3.0 line of VSNS Lemon. It comes with a few minor bug fixes, as well as two additional options: you can now configure if the admin CP's navigation will appear as a dropdown box or an unordered list (whichever is easier to use for you) and you can also select the heading level for news articles. The latter option does not affect the size of the headings, but rather their importance in the document. For example, you might want to make them H3 if you have an H1 for your title, then an H2 for your "News" heading.

    In related news, the news archives may not be functional for the next few days, as any specialized code to make them work was overwritten during the upgrade.

    Download VSNS Lemon 3.0.1!

  2. h2g2 hits the big screen

    I saw The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy the day it opened. Best movie ever! Unfortunately, I’m too lazy to post a very long review, but I’ll see what I can do.

    I shall begin with an imperative: Go watch it. Even if you haven’t read the book, or listened to the radio series, just bring a towel and watch. You might not get all the references, but you’ll enjoy it anyway.

    It is definitely the best movie I have ever seen. They did a wonderful job at adapting the series for film. Now, loyal followers of the Guide, be warned: they have added in a lot of extra plot material that was not in the original book. Do what you’ve always done when reading the Guide—suspend your disbelief. The script was adapted from what Adams had already completed before his death.

    For example, they travel to the Vogon homeworld, Vogsphere, in the movie. Also, the love story between Trillian and Arthur is emphasized, and an entire new “bad guy” plot is added. But they all fit perfectly into the story (although the “bad guy” plot leaves a few loose ends).

    The song at the beginning of the movie, entitled…

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About Me

I’m a 26-year-old math and English teacher back in Canada after two years teaching in England. In my free time, I read books! When I’m not reading, I’m writing, coding, or knitting.

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I started coding websites, in bad HTML on Geocities, in 2004 in a fit of whimsy. Since then I’ve learned PHP/MySQL, coded my own blog software, and rebuilt this site several times. With the exception of the blog, it’s currently running on the exquisite Symphony CMS. This website is hosted by HawkHost

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