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Wednesday, July 31, 2002

More On metaStash
More information can be found at www.metastash.com.

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metaBlog Update
After trying to fly under the radar somewhat, metaBlog has been discovered. The application is not complete. It is rough around the edges. It lacks documentation. It does work.

That said, I am happy to provide the files necessary to run metaBlog on your own server. For the time being, if you are interested, email beta@metaapps.com. I will begin preparing the files for download, but that is still several days away.

So you know, to use metaBlog you will need to have access to a server running Windows 2000 (Professional or Server), Windows XP (Professional), or .NET Server, with the .NET Framework installed (obviously) along with IIS and SQL Server. Initially, metaBlog was going to work with any sort of data source, and it still might, but not at the moment.

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Saturday, July 27, 2002

Web sites Using metaBlog
There are now a couple of web sites using metaBlog. Ok, so they are either friends or family, but it's a start. Considering I haven't even made the code available for download, even two is great.

Jacob's Playland
Tracy and Steven's Weblog
and of course, my own web site

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Like Most of My Projects...
Development on metaBlog has slowed dramatically since it got to the point of being usable for me own needs. This seems to happen with all of my projects. Hopefully, I just needed a break and will be back to it soon. There is still a lot of work to be done.

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Friday, July 12, 2002

Intellisense and Custom Server Controls
I've created an XML Schema that provides the metaBlog server control with support for Intellisense while using the HTML view of Visual Studio .net.

I will post more info regarding this shortly, just wanted to let y'all know.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Changes To Admin Area
I've made a small change to the metaAppAdmin area - I am now loading the user controls programmatically as they are needed, versus hiding/unhiding them.

Hopefully this will result in a little better performance.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002

metaBlog News Web Site
I've set up a new metaBlog News web site - dev.metaApps.com.

The site is geared towards bug reports/fixes and feature requests/announcements. It even has its own RSS Feed.

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Thursday, July 4, 2002

Getting Ready To Deploy Beta 1
I am in the final stages of preparing Beta 1 for deplpoyment to the first beta tester machine. Stay tuned.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2002

Beta Requests
For those of you that might want to be a beta tester/user of metaBlog, please send an email to beta@metaApps.com.

I posted this email address already, but I didn't realize that there wasn't a catchall account for metaApps.com. There still isn't, but an account for the address is now setup. So, if you sent a request already, please send it again.

Thanks.

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New Feature Thoughts
Just thought of another control to add to metaBlog...damn I hate when that happens.

A "most recent" control...actually, I don't need to do a new control, the metaBlog control itself will handle that nicely - I think.

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Monday, July 1, 2002

Category Management
Category management is nearly finished. I made one change to how the categories were structured...they are no longer hierarchical. It is just easier for them all to be on the same level. I didn't change the database structure, and the update/new code supports it, so hierarchical categories are a possibility down the road.

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Delays
Other things came up over the weekend, such as fixing the FeedReader service that I have running on the server. It wasn't that it was broken, just that it needed improving.

Look for an update later today or tomorrow.

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