The ChipMaster's Blog

My screen name is "ChipMaster", a title given to me by a previous boss. I am the "SysOp" of this website, a title bestowed upon those who operated the BBSes of yesteryear. I plan to capture the adventuring and sharing spirit of those dial-up systems within this site and add on a slew of modern conveniences for us digital pioneers.

Within this blog I'll document my trials, adventures and progress in building the site. Actually this will be the first DIY project to be discussed within this site. Unfortunately for the time being its going to be an awfully one-sided discussion.

To that end as soon as I had the machinery in place I started writing blog entries, going back to the beginning and hitting the highlights of my progress. With the software I've written it should be fairly easy to keep updating this as I progress.

Stay tuned...

Hmmm... gotta get an RSS feed going too...


2019-08-20 17:51:24 - Going live with the blog

I couldn't go live with all of the previous stuff that makes the blog work until I had two very important things: persistent DB connections and emailed crash reports ...

2019-08-08 20:57:26 - Another BIG Milestone: For/Empty tags and the start of Blogs

Armed with my new template variable system and OPF I've built a simple module to store and retrieve webpages by URL, a variable reference system, iterators and then a blog ...

2019-07-08 06:51:36 - HUGE Milestone: RTTI Enabled Context and OPF

A couple of big milestones here: I've completed my initial application of RTTI to the "context" and I have a functional start on an Object Persistence Framework. ...

2019-06-12 10:10:46 - Computer Quotes, JS and data to go with it

Yeah! I've added a simple little amusement to the top of the "Coming Soon" page. A "quote of the moment" bubble that rotates every minute ...

2019-06-08 21:20:32 - Launched fpWeb based site!

Been fighting with Apache modules to do FastCGI hosting this weekend... Finally found one that actually works. Amazing how much software is released that barely works. ...

2019-06-06 11:05:37 - Template system is beginning to work!

I couldn't believe I couldn't find a decent template system. So I rolled up my sleeves and with Django templates in mind I set to work. ...

2019-05-25 19:59:08 - The Genesis of Ye Ol' Pi Shack

In the beginning there was one static page for the Ye Ol' Pi Shack ...