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As I was trying to build an XML sitemap for the website I was wondering why it took so long to map this small site. The answer was the little calendar on the bottom of the right hand side menu in the blog section. It allows one to browse in the future and in the past even farther than the oldest blog post and would never stop...

So I copied extension/ezwebin/design/ezwebin/templates/parts/blog/calendar.tpl into extension/quochuy/design/ezwebin/templates/parts/blog/calendar.tpl to override the template and added some more logic code to not display the next button if next month is in the future and not to display the previous button if previous month is older than my oldest blog post.

It's now fixed. I've also added a rewrite rule in Apache to allow access to http://www.quoc-huy.com/sitemap.xml and have submitted the URL to the Google Webmaster Tools.

This year, my wife and I decided to stay at home and relax. After last year's issues with the snow at airports, we just wanted to avoid any new trouble and save money for future holidays. So yesterday evening we had our roast turkey with apple and thyme filling. We then just stayed in bed watching "The Weather Man" rented out from iTunes.

We have planned to visit Ron, our neighbour but as my wife is pretty ill with a bad cold, I went alone and kept him company with a nice piece of Panettone, playing a bit of the Ukulele to entertain ;-)

I hope you guys have had a very nice Christmas and are ready to party all night for the new year coming.

Christmas card 2010

I've finally managed to migrate all the content from Joomla into eZ Publish, the old blog has been migrated, I've added an HTML5 streamable audio support to my eZ Publish installation but it needs some more debugging for other browsers than Safari.

I now need to tweak some more CSS settings.

Current features includes:

  • podOmatic integration using eZ Publish's RSS auto-import feature
  • customized eZFlow templates to animate the frontpage blocks for the homepage with eZJSCore and some jQuery codes.
  • eZLightbox for the blog's embedded galleries.
  • 'mytwitter' extension from my eZ Publish Workflow tutorial.
  • HTML5 audio support, need some tweaks as MP3 support with HTML5 is not compatible with all browsers...
  • Using eZ Publish blogging feature, but still thinking if I should use Blogspot to take advantage of the community...
  • Twitter right hand side block from eZFlow 'feed reader' block item.
  • Nginx in front of Apache to cache static content.

I've been sent a package containing a Sony Digital Frame. When switched on, the frame displayed a video inviting me and my photography blog readership to enter the Sony Photo Challenge, where you can weekly win a brand new Sony NEX-5 the world smallest interchangeable lens digital camera.

For more info head to my photography blog.

I've finally started to migrate my website from Joomla to eZ Publish. Joomla is a cool CMS for simple website but it is not robust enough for my needs. As being trained and certified as an eZ Publish developer, I've learned to appreciate the power of this advanced Content Management System coming from Norway.

The first step was to migrate the content, I've now only have to take care of the blog. The music section has been reviewed and I've done an integration of PodOmatic, a free podcast hosting service, using eZ Publish RSS auto-import feature and creating a new content class to auto-generate PodOmatic embedded player.

The eZ Flow extension was also very helpful and saved me hours of development on integrating my Twitter feeds.

I hope this will help boost my blogging frequency on this website.

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