Googlebot Knows How to Use Search Engines

Recently I noticed that Google's "Googlebot" was using this website's search engine. This is not exactly surprising since a website's search engine may be able to find pages that are not well linked to by others. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see how the Googlebot performs its task. Here are some entries from the log (truncated so that its easier to fit into the page):

Fixing the Page Anchors and Content Disappearing Under the Header Problem

Last night I discovered that all CSS capable web-browsers would make the page content above an anchor vanish when that anchor was linked to. For example, clicking on the comments link for a blog post would result in all content above the comments section to disappear under the page header. This is rather unpleasant behaviour since it looks unprofessional, and it is impossible to scroll up in order to view the rest of the content. After hours of fault-finding and internet scouring, it turned out to be the "overflow hidden" method that was being used in order to make the sidebar and main content equal in height.

IIS 6 Does not Know What a CSS File Is (Missing MIME Types)

Recently the OWB web-browser for Amiga OS 4.x was updated to version 10, and last night I upgraded and tested this website with it. To my horror OWB was ignoring the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) stylesheet and presenting the user with an unformatted page. Initially I thought that CSS might be broken, but no other website that I visited had this problem. Even stranger was that the webpage was shown properly when viewed from a version that had been saved to disk.

Month in Review - March 2009

This month, the major change to this website was a proper logo, and corresponding layout changes. This was motivated in part due to Google disabling my AdSense account (thanks to visitors to this site making invalid clicks on AdSense advertisements). Other improvements to usability, have also been made. I did intend to write a blog entry regarding creating logos with no budget, but I have lacked the free time necessary to make that happen. Maybe later...

MiniGL 2.1 Beta for Amiga OS 4 Released

Celestia running using MiniGL 2.x on Amiga OS 4.
Celestia running using MiniGL 2.x on Amiga OS 4.
I'm pleased to announce that MiniGL 2.1 beta has been released. This release includes many bug fixes, including the elusive MiniGL watchdog task crash, which was responsible for random lockups. The release also includes updated developer files for all new features in MiniGL 2.x.