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Archive for August, 2004

Restocking fees

Filed under: Uncategorized — Allan @ 4:33 pm

Restocking fees is a tool that some online shops use to annoy their customers. When I recently bought something from eBuyer, I was happy to get lots of new stuff but quite unhappy with their “restocking fee”. One of the things I bought was a monitor, which was quite expensive (but nice!) The day after […]

Online DVONN

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 3:27 pm

I have found 3 places to play [DVONN](http://www.gipf.com/dvonn/index.html) online – an excellent way to play against some new people and make sure you have a gaming partner even if you don’t have one physically at hand. The first and best one

Project GIPF

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 3:08 pm

In case you haven’t tried any of the games from [Project GIPF](http://www.gipf.com), I would encourage you to. The games (5 thus far) are outstandingly brilliant 2-player games where only skill determines the outcome, and the rules are all deceptively simple. All of them are played on a hexagonal board, but that is as far as […]

How to add a new user

Filed under: Uncategorized — Allan @ 1:38 am

Reminder to self… To add a new “user” to the site (i.e. another Mertner that wants a blog), the following needs to be done: 1. Create a symlink to the root folder named after the user, 2. Edit wp-includes/my-functions.php to add the username 3. Copy config-default.php to config-<username>.php and edit with a new table prefix […]

Adding static pages to mertner.com

Filed under: Uncategorized — Allan @ 12:25 am

The one thing that [WordPress](http://www.wordpress.org) does not do is deal with static or almost-static pages. I would like this to deal with things like contact details, a brief about-myself thing, my CV, etc. Fortunately,

Styling the site

Filed under: Uncategorized — Allan @ 11:00 pm

A nice feature of [WordPress](http://www.wordpress.org) is that it doesn’t use a lot of tables to align page items but instead uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). With CSS, you can do everything you ever wanted to with tables, and more – if you know how. I didn’t know how, I just knew

Choosing and configuring the engine for mertner.com

Filed under: Uncategorized — Allan @ 6:31 pm

When Morten and I decided to “do something” about our web site several months ago, we went through lots of thoughts. A full-blown CMS system is quite heavy and probably requires more customization than we want, but the blogging engines were mostly a bit too primitive. Admittedly,

Welcome

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 1:54 pm

Welcome to my new home page. I have transferred most of the contents from the old site to this one – feel free to browse around. Note that the picture gallery is not integrated with the new system yet and should be opened in a new window.