SNET conspired to create a full month of downtime for coolass.net, plutor.org, and wsvw1u.com, among a few others. Now that this has been resolved, and it appears that everything is working again, I can sleep.
After spending way too many hours trying to get SSI to work on anger — Splatta’s web server, and the home of plutor.org — I decided that I could accomplish the same thing, and add to my already ironic list of web skills by learning PHP. If you notice nothing different, don’t worry. I didn’t do it for you, I did it for me.
Thematic rant: The idea of using tests to evaluate an individual’s education seems inherently flawed. How often will an employer ask you to sit in a crowded room with 50 of your peers and sit and silently take a written exam in order to solve some business or technical or ethical problem? Is test taking even marginally related to the real world? Teachers should spend less time giving tests designed to stroke both their own egos and those of the administration, and more time assigning projects which require creative thinking and demonstrate the application of in-class concepts to real-world problems. As long as the evaluation process is flawed, no college graduate will be truly prepared for the real world.
The one and only release of my Science and Industry inspired web-based text adventure. Note that there are lots of features missing. It should be considered an alpha-quality product.
I changed the site design since my last “update”. Added (and now removed, because of crappy drivers) my webcam. Added my S&I text adventure to the projects page. More to come, when I’m not bogged down by schoolwork.