The Design and Implementation of laffer1
Sat, 16 Sep 2017
jjsite 2:37 PM - Just Journal 2.5.0
Work has started on the 2.5.0 release of justjournal. This release will focus on upgrading several libraries and stability.
Mon, 11 Sep 2017
jjsite 9:48 PM - JustJournal 2.4.3
Follow button - now you can follow other blogs and they will appear on your friends page. This feature has been broken for a few years and now it's back!
Change themes! You can select from several themes on the new journal menu item.
Change blog title. You can change the title on the new journal menu.
Set a biography for your profile using the new biography menu item.
Enable private blog mode on the journal menu. Also control if search engines and ping services are aware of blog updates for users with public blogs.
Sat, 9 Sep 2017
jjsite 12:22 AM - JustJournal 2.4.2
JustJournal 2.4.2 fixes a bug with the signup process that was preventing new registrations. It also modernizes the rss feed screen to use bootstrap styles rather than the ugly old expand script.
Thu, 7 Sep 2017
jjsite 11:09 PM - JustJournal 2.4.1
I'm happy to announce the release of JustJournal 2.4.1. This release focused on fixing several parts of the application that were broken in the conversion to spring.
- Avatar upload is now working, resizing of images uploaded automatically
- Biography update is fixed for profiles
- Profiles now show blog name, friends and biography
- Image galary now shows thumbnails
- Icons are not correct for all menu items
- use of whitespace is a bit odd in the image galary
Sat, 5 Aug 2017
tigress 5:06 PM - Senior Princess
It's the best being a senior princess. I tell ghost what to do all the time. She doesn't always do it but I'm working on that.
henry 4:49 PM - It's been too long
I just haven't been blogging enough lately. Balin is getting all the attention. I cry at night and no one comes. It's so hard being head cat.
Fri, 4 Aug 2017
jjsite 10:29 PM - JustJournal 2.3.7+
There's been a lot of development on the site in the last few months.
- New Markdown support
- ElasticSearch based blog search
- Update to Spring Boot 1.3.8
- Now using Java 7
- Flyway database configuration
- Performance improvements to pdf, rtf code.
- Speed up on friends page.
- Bug fixes to RSS feed reader code.
Sat, 9 Jul 2016
tigress 9:56 PM - Love being a princess.
Everyone else can't love me like I do.
tigress 9:34 PM - balin is such a pain
I don't understand why he's always getting in my way and invading my territory.
henry 2:52 PM - Attention!
I'm not getting enough attention today despite nudging my owner constantly! What gives?
henry 12:28 AM - Head cat
It's been hard being head cat since Midnight passed away. I do love it though.
If only balin would respect my authority
jjsite 11:45 AM - JustJournal 2.2.1
Happy to announce the availability of Just Journal 2.2.1. This release fixes many issues with the site including:
1. Comments are working again.
2. Favorites are working.
3. Performance has improved considerably. We can now handle 170 requests per second with the current hardware.
4. Issues creating new accounts have been fixed.
5. The application is now using spring boot
Sat, 23 Jun 2012
jjsite 1:24 PM - JustJournal is partially back up
Last week, we did a major upgrade on the database server. A bug introduced in the latest MySQL release has broken a database component we used throughout the site. This was Sun's old CachedRowSet.
As a result, any SQL query using named parameters (something AS somethingelse) is broken. Some queries I can remove the offending as statement on, but others this is not possible due to ambiguity. I've decided to take this opportunity to migrate some of the site to an ORM called Apache Cayenne. I've used it with several other projects and it's quite good. This also has a side effect of avoiding the problem with MySQL.
Normally I would have migrated back to the previous version, but it was a little complicated this time. I appologize for the down time and will continue to fix things on the site as I get a chance. Remember, I have a day job.
Sat, 24 Sep 2011
jjsite 12:21 AM - Just Journal 2.0
Work has begun on the next generation of Just Journal. I spent a few hours tonight working on the rewrite of just journal. The new version will take advantage of newer technologies that have come out since the site was created.
The current plan is to use much of the existing data access code and business logic (but refactored a bit) with a new front end. This will allow me to finally get the website design standardized after all these years. I'm going to drop Maverick and move to a newer Apache framework as well as drop JSP pages on the site.
Once this phase of development is complete, I plan on migrating to Apache Cayenne. A few things are already using it, but there is much to do yet.
I plan on keeping the old servlet around for some time to post blog entries as most of the gui and command line clients use this. The C clients uses the xml-rpc interface, and i may start migrating the .NET client and java clients in that direction.
This is a good time to put in for feature requests. I've already had several lately related to image handling and pictures.
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
jjsite 7:51 PM - Hardware upgrade complete
The second hard drive was installed tonight in the server. The site might be slow as the second drive is synced. It could take a few hours.
The new drives are western digital black 1.5TB. The old drive that failed was a seagate 7200.11 750GB (china factory) . I'll probably RMA the seagate drive and use it for something else. It happens.
jjsite 12:17 AM - Server downtime
I had to replace a faulty hard drive today. The server was down for four hours. I'll have to bring it down again later this week to get a second drive in for the raid and remount it.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011
jjsite 12:25 AM - Internet Explorer 9
I've noticed some bugs with IE 9 on the site. (mostly drop down boxes for security settings on post)
I'll look into updating Dojo soon to fix this.
jjsite 12:22 AM - (no subject)
I appologize for the downtime last night. The server had a kernel panic (crashed) due to an excessive amount of traffic from Yandex combined with a lot of DNS traffic and some internal processes that happen in the evenings. I can't say it won't happen again, but I'm looking into ways to minimize the possibility.
Sun, 20 Feb 2011
henry 3:57 PM - Yummy cat food
I just had a bunch of cat food this morning. Treats too. It was tasty!