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[September, 2011] Onto a new CSS3 menu system without reorg'ing internals.
[July 29, 2010] LeoG.net mini archive: The netbooks thread I just uploaded the 14-page thread that was one of the last active forum threads (bottom of the LeoG threads page). Started in 2008 when netbooks just started to get more popular, the entire discussion was somewhat an omen of a declining ultraportable/subnotebook market (and death to the forum), but you can get an interesting, "historical" look at the old-school conversation and our attitudes towards the netbook evolution and trending.
[July 2, 2010] LeoG.net mini archive project underway I've started to upload a few archived forum threads that may be useful/interesting to folks looking for the now defunct subnotebook site. Look under QND > LeoG.net.
[July 1, 2010] LeoG is closed? I usually check the LeoG.net subnotebook forum every few days or so. It is—(was?)—one of the best public forums for discussion on subnotebook technologies, including specific brands (Fujitsu, Sony, Panasonic, etc.). Well, today I got a shock when I went to my bookmark: "LeoG.net now closed due to spammers. Thanks to those who supported us for last nine years."
Ugh, really? I realize that converting a forum software to something more secure or even upgrading existing forum software is a PITA, but this is just a shame. There's so much information in this forum, whether marketing discussion on specific models or troubleshooting information. You might be able to find some stuff on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, but I expect a lot of that to be broken and/or just old. I have only one forum thread saved, and I'll be making a separate page for some old LeoG-related subnotebook (Fujitsu specifically) information, including my public FTP downloads.
Postscript: I found the "good-bye" thread via Google cache, so I guess I missed that announcement, though it was only made yesterday.
Sadly, after 9 years, I have decided to close this forum. Initially, it was a very active Fujitsu computers. The world has moved on with the advent of i-stuff, netbooks etc. Meanwhile, the number of spam postings now exceeds the number of genuine postings by a factor of 10X.
Various strategies to curb the spammers have not worked and my day job does not give me enough time to spend on this anymore.
I will leave this post up for a few days to give notice and then close the forum. I have some ideas for the future of LeoG.net when I have more time, but it will not be a forum.
Well, I'm sad. Sure, it's nowhere near as active as it was years ago, but I feel like I lost an old buddy. And over a couple thousand posts. ;)
[June 9, 2010] Freeware subsection in QND uploaded I installed a PHP breadcrumb generator as a "you are here" subnav, though I may move that to the left side or just leave as is. Anyway, I've uploaded the freeware page along with blurbs and screenshots; someday I may link those screenshots via thumbnails, but not today.
[June 7, 2010] Finished Collections I finished the Collections section. Now onto the freeware subsections in QND, I guess. I'm ignoring the submenu bit for now until I get enough content up to fill submenus in the first place.
[June 4, 2010] 12K Collection On "vacation" still. I'm still considering subnav issues. Otherwise, I was digging around in my desk and, uh, found four genga sets that I had gotten a while ago but neglected to scan and upload. Oops! So my Juuni Kokki gallery has been most recently updated.
[May 24, 2010] Nav Now I'm considering what to do with the submenus (most likely a very simple CSS type), and I'll want to figure out how to call a PHP snippet to grab a current directory name and insert that into the visible page heading (there isn't an explicit way besides URL and <title> for users to figure out where they are on the site).
[May 21, 2010] Serious headway Well, I made some serious headway in content updates from yesterday to today, primarily on the back-end (fixing the old database script and templates, especially). The BartPE Plugin Depot is back up as well as related pages, all in archival but newly styled forms. I also installed a new contact form with a fun little authentication method (I had to resist entering algebra problems as auth questions, though). Sadly, I don't have time to debug standards right now, not to mention that I didn't bother recoding all the old content to XHTML standards, so a lot of pages wouldn't pass right now. There's also a little layout rendering bug with the Plugin Depot database results page, but I'll fix that later. Things to do: update Collections galleries, freeware/shareware pages, the three main live/boot CD description pages.