it’s all relative

i was talking to paul and he was mentioning that i should really implement support for his company’s plugin into my gallery. i took a look at what was required and it didn’t look like it was going to be too bad. i just had to add a media rss feed to the gallery and the plugin should pick it all up.

or so the thinking goes. it turned out that i had some broken code, well, not broken, but let’s just call it bad code in my gallery. so i decided to clean everything escape, escape all special characters and generally be standards compliant. i knew i wasn’t standards compliant, but there wasn’t really anything motivating me to fix things because it still worked.

it also turns out that i have a LOT of javascript going on in my gallery to make it look pretty. this is my favorite version of my gallery so far. so anyway, i did all the things that i thought i needed to do to support the plugin and i tried it out and sure enough, it didn’t work. i pinged paul and told him that it didn’t work for me. we debugged it a little and had resolved that there was nothing else that i could do and that the plugin was probably confused with all of the junk i added to my gallery to make it look pretty.

paul: let me work on it a bit and find the problem.
wilco: it’s not a big deal for me ๐Ÿ˜›
wilco: i don’t care myself, but if you care then that’s fine ๐Ÿ˜›
paul: it’s a big deal for me ๐Ÿ˜›
wilco: hahaha

i guess it’s all relative. he told me today that there’s a version that’s working better with my gallery and it should be released soon. now that’s service.