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Interesting BBC Article

The BBC has an interesting article on how Blogging (and since you’re reading this, you’re a part of it!) is shaping new journalism. Which goes to show, DearDiary.Net’s original aims are actually being fulfilled! If you don’t know what DD’s original aims are, check The New Look DD FAQ Let’s look forward to a great…

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DearDiary.Net Theme Competition

A bone of contention on the site, and a personal pet hate of mine ever since we started the place in 1999 (but never a pet peeve enough for me to do much about it) is the absolute lack of nice themes available for beginner users to use. With that in mind we have decided…

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Be Aware With Your Information

I have been made aware that there are a number of ‘online surveys’ floating around that people have filled in. These surveys tend to be the ‘let your friends get to know you better’ type survey that when they first appeared on the net were fun, friendly and totally innocent and harmless. However, lately these…

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Happy Christmas / Holidays

Hi everyone, Just dropping in to wish everyone a happy Christmas or whichever particular holiday you celebrate at this time of year. Have a great time and let’s look forward to a great 2005 coming up real soon! Many thanks for your support over the last year, lets see what next year brings!

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Major Bug Bashing Excercise

I’d been made aware of a bunch of seperate bugs with the Manage Friends screen, notably that changing the option from Automatically Accept to Manually Review didn’t work (and from looking at the code it never could – I’ve no idea how I managed to come up with the idea that it worked when I…

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Performance Improvement Discovered

No this isn’t an ad for Viagra – lol – I discovered a bijou issue in the front page code, which bodes well for other areas as I come across them. Basically I had misunderstood the caching of Smarty templates and although the front page was delivering its content from a cached database query, it…