September 28th 2008 I Don’t Remember VBScript

I decided to update the Archives page today to make it more usable. It still kind of sucks, but it’s better than before. Rewriting the Archives page forced me to edit a four-year-old ASP page, and, as it turns out, I don’t remember VBScript very well, because it took me about six tries to get a while loop correct.

This minor trial reminded me how much in need of a rewrite this site is. It’s written in VBScript, which is ugly enough as it is, but it was also written before I was good at writing software, so it’s pretty ugly in general. Besides, my next web host will likely not use ASP, so I’ll probably be stuck rewriting the site no matter what.

I’m currently planning on writing the site using Django or possibly Ruby on Rails (I prefer Django since I know Python much, much better than Ruby), but we’ll see how that goes.

I’d also like to redesign the site, but that might not happen, either.

At least I got to use some delicious AJAX-y stuff on the Archives page.

Editor’s Note: I’ve since removed the AJAX-y stuff from the Archives page, in favor of a design that’s far less attractive, but easier to use.