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THIS COMMUNITY IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH BLOGWARE.COM IN ANY WAY.

Greetings.

I created this community because I decided to build a blog system from scratch, and needed a place to post all of those geeked out entries, code snippets, etc... Mainly, I wanted a place to put everything so the readers of my regular journal wouldn't bitch that I'm putting a lot of crap they don't care about in it. Besides, maybe people can contribute and benefit.

This community is moderated-join only, meaning you have to contact me and ask to be added. You need to have a darn good reason, too. HOWEVER... anyone can friend/watch, and anyone can comment. I welcome comments, even. Especially when I'm having problems with things. heh.

Welcome.




The basics:
I am building this blog entirely in php. I am running it on a linux system with apache and MySQL.
I started with the basics from Codegrrl.com's Build-a-blog tutorial.
Everything else was added by me.

I decided to build this blog because I was tired of limitations. I love livejournal, and have been a user for over four years. But I wanted more flexibility and options. Don't get me wrong.. I'll always have my LJ.

I spent a long time looking all over the net for good blogware. While I found a lot of good programs, they were all either too bloated, didn't contain what I wanted, or had hard-to-understand template languages. I finally got tired of looking, so I decided to build my own.

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