September 29th, 2006

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My LJ page broken in MSIE

I just noticed today that my LiveJournal does not appear in MSIE 6 (apart from the heading). Presumably this is a result of using the nice new Expression layout, but without a theme layer. There must be some piece of CSS in the themes that make it work. Sigh. While I don't personally have any need for it to work in MSIE, it does somewhat defeat the concept of progressive enhancement and the idea that everyone should be able to access a web page. Seems like I have some debugging to do. Maybe next week some time.
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Business Process Framework

At first glance, having a Business Process Framework based on industry standards makes sense. But now that I have to specify whether particular process areas are in scope for, or affected by, this project, I'm left wondering why I can't just whip through and tick/cross based on actual team names. Ordinarily, this frustration at corporate life would prompt me to read another chapter of Getting Real, but right now, it's time to go home.
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phpMyAdmin on MacOS X

1. Install MySQL.
2. Realise I want phpMyAdmin as well.
3. Use DarwinPorts to install phpMyAdmin.
4. DarwinPorts installs a different MySQL as a dependency.

Oh well. If I end up with a working database at the end of it, I'll be happy. Then I just have to learn Ruby, learn Rails, do some coding, and the Hartwell membership database is as good as done! Why am I not convinced?