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Ten years of work

It's around this time of the month that I started working ten years ago. My first job as a web developer started at XS4All, now called Evonet. Visiting the site brought me back immediately to those days, even more because that site is the last project I worked on back then and is still up now. Guess it isn't that badly written :)

Tag your website with Banksy

I haven't come far in my search for Banksy and I didn't get any more clues after seeing Exit through the gift shop this week where to find him - actually, not even trying to find him, however, if you, yes you, Banksy, ever read this, just send me a mail, will you? Even a single dot will do.

Random results with Apache Solr and Drupal

The schema.xml that comes with the Drupal Apache Solr module doesn't define the random_* field compared to the default xml included in the apachesolr package. We needed that functionality for a project where we wanted to display 3 blocks which showed random results based on a couple of fields available in the node, in our case the author, title and a cck field. With 300k nodes, a random result was giving a nicer experience instead of seeing the same results coming back over and over.

The search for Banksy

Just got back from 3 days visiting Bristol, especially for the Banksy vs Bristol Museum exhibition. There is one room fully dedicated to his work, but the museum also gave him the freedom to alter pieces from the permanent collection. The effect is that you simply keep on searching every room for his work, very entertaining and sometimes extremely funny. More info on http://www.banksy.co.uk/, you still have time untill the 31st of august, definitely worth a visit!

Do you know ?

As said by Homer: "Well, it's not quite a mop and it's not quite a puppet... but man (laughs). So to answer your question, I don't know." I don't know either, but I know the muppets are damn funny. In '96, Muppets Tonight went on air with a lot of new characters. In one show, starring Sandra Bullock, the studio was boobytrapped with a bomb and if the ratings would go below 50, the studio would explode - Speed with puppets. I remember one sketch I didn't understand completely untill I woke up at night around 3 and started laughing almost hysterically.