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Here I go with the non-Wedding entries...

I've been trying very hard to only use this journal for my wedding stuff, but I've been waffling sometimes about putting my other life things in here. For lack of a better place to put this:

I've been designing and writing my own Journal app. in PHP/MySQL. As kick-ass as LiveJournal is, I had three motivations for writing my own:

  • LJ doesn't do everything the way I want it to. This is not LJ's fault. It was designed by someone else, for someone else. Of course it's not going to suit me entirely =)

  • I've been keeping a journal of what I'm doing at work. Now, we don't have an official NDA, but I wouldn't keep work notes on someone else's server.

  • There are some other private things that I would not keep on someone else's server, even as Private entries (financial stuff like bank account & credit card info, skeletons, that kinda thing).
In terms of conceptual organization, I'm obsessive-compulsive about categorization - I think it's the Accounting background from highschool. I don't want just one journal, I want two or three different journals - one for each major event/project in my life. For example, one for work, one for the wedding, when I get there, I'd want one for my pregnancy (like alachicky) and one for miscellaneous things.

I also want to pull up all entries in a certain category that _I_ get to define. I want to be able to do a specific date search (give me all of my entries on one date), a date range search (give me all of my entries from this date to that date), keyword search in the Subject and keyword search in the entry body.

I also want an integrated To-Do List. All journal entries will belong to a task. If I just look at all the tasks without the journal entries, that's my To-Do List.



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May. 20th, 2001 11:55 am (UTC)
All those features you list are things I'm actually planning on adding this summer when I get free time again.

That's not to say you shouldn't develop your own, though .... developing your own is always fun. :-)
May. 20th, 2001 12:03 pm (UTC)
Developing is always fun...
Absolutely! But the main thing is that it has to be on my own machine, behind my firewall, etc. *sigh* As soon as I have time to ditch Mandrake and go back to Redhat... =P
May. 20th, 2001 12:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Developing is always fun...
You could always run LiveJournal inside your firewall. Akamai is doing it.

Redhat? Baah... I like FreeBSD or Debian. :-)
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