Tuesday, December 7, 1999 01:28 p.m.
Virtual Vikki Treehouse:1999
Here is a page that totally mystified me.
Then I followed some of the links -- and was
further puzzled. Click this picture for the Vikki-Cam:
Seems to have something to do with animation
and cartoons, or perhaps Thingmaker toys and
TV series? I must be out of it -- I know this
is cool, but I don't understand any of it.
At least she lives in a treehouse.
Click here for a Virtual Vikki treehouse cartoon strip.
Monday, December 6, 1999 02:23 p.m.
I found a solution to the TEXTAREA that ate my
I saved the changemaintemplate.pl file as
a local html file, edited it to remove the
offending TEXTAREA field, and inserted
'http://www.pitas.com/' at the start of the Form Action value.
Then I opened the html file in my browser and
clicked on the 'change template' button.
Sunday, December 5, 1999 08:45 p.m.
Here's another fine mess you've gotten me into
You can put a FORM
on your Pitas weblog, but
do NOT include a TEXTAREA field in it!
Since the template editor also uses a TEXTAREA, your template will end at the end-TEXTAREA tag.
In fact, I couldn't even describe this problem in
a Pitas item without wrecking my page, since
an encoded lessthan-TEXTAREA-greaterthan turns into
a real TEXTAREA tag after you edit the item!
I think the server might be able to alleviate the
problem by encoding any TEXTAREA tags that it sends
to a TEXTAREA on the edit forms.
Sunday, December 5, 1999 07:31 p.m.
"There is something refreshingly antisocial about treehouses. They
are rustic, purposefully secluded, intended as places of escape. Boys
retreat to them to avoid chores and parents and to play with matches.
They equip them with rope ladders and deck them out with signs
reading "OFF LIMITS" and "NO GIRLS ALLOWED."
"I am suddenly overwhelmed by the
urge to build my own treehouse -- a simple, cozy perch where I can
read and look at nature. I would furnish it with a couple of rocking
chairs, a sisal mat, and a shelf for my books and binoculars. No
phone, no e-mail, no TV. Nothing else. Except maybe a cooler -- one
of those footlocker-sized metal Colemans -- for beers and ham
sandwiches. And a hammock, definitely a hammock. "
Sunday, December 5, 1999 07:28 p.m.
Build a tiny model treehouse - instructional video - realvideo sample.
Sunday, December 5, 1999 07:25 p.m.
Samantha Hightower, grade 1, wrote this story about
building a treehouse.
Saturday, December 4, 1999 07:06 p.m.
Ron and Michelle Build a treehouse
Look inside their treehouse
and go to
the treehouse wedding.
Friday, December 3, 1999 01:02 p.m.
Patrick's treehouse construction guide
An Irish site with lots of details and sketches and
pictures of treehouse construction.
Click all the links and read about his break-in, his
attempt to make
the new treehouse impregnable, and his second break-in.
Friday, December 3, 1999 12:58 p.m.
The basic reason for search is as a courtesy for
But there is another reason: to help yourself
as the site gets larger. One feature that distinguishes
a class web site is cross-reference linking within the
site. Once you have defined some topic, you should link
to it each time you mention it in later pages.
How do you find topics that you wrote 6 months ago?
Use your own search engine!
I use a free web service called Atomz
to provide the Treehouse search feature. The only cost is that you end up
with an Atomz logo on your search results page (not your main
page); don't try to remove it, they just put it back!
So far I have been very impressed with this service. They
allow you to customize the results page extensively (look at
mine; it looks just like my regular pages, but is hosted
on a completely different server).
If you are customzing Atomz for a Pitas
site like Treehouse,
here are some tips:
- Tell Atomz to look at your archive.html page using the URL Entrypoints
- Edit the Template: drop the <SEARCH-TITLE> as your
item link - it is the same on every page. Instead, I used the
string "Treehouse Search Result #xx" where the number is
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