Friday, March 30th, 2012
Something which has been worrying me with the development of pjs.cat was how do we automatically send users email? When a new user signs up, I may want to send an activation email. When a user loses their password and they need to reset it, we’ve got to send out an email.
But every time I tried sending one, it didn’t work.
I decided to put it to the back of my mind, and sort it out later. I had a hunch, and that hunch was that the emails weren’t sending because the local server on my computer wasn’t fully set up.
Well today I uploaded this really really simple PHP script to my new web server:
And I was rewarded with this message:
It worked! Now I know, it just seems so easy.
For me the magical world of email just got reduced to a few simple lines of code.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Willpower is often understated. People rely on their luck far too much, afraid to push themselves out of their comfort zone.
I’m as guilty of this as anyone, but I do believe in making my own luck. I believe in being the master of my own destiny. Sometimes people become rich or successful overnight, but I think that for most of us it takes time and good old fashioned hard work. This blog is very new, just over one week old, but I have the determination to make it big.
I’ll move mountains if I have to. I’ll move rivers and streams. I’m here for the long haul and I believe that anything is possible if you try hard enough, and that effort will be made. This is the PJs.Cat blog, hear me roar!
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Most websites use normal TLDs like .com, .co.uk, or .org.
Legitimate. Normal. Boring. Some websites, like PJs.Cat (launch and patent pending) make use of the noble art of the TLD hack. Google for example owns Goo.gl (with .gl being the TLD for Greenland) and Youtu.be. Perhaps the most famous examples of this include del.icio.us and bit.ly.
You can even have boo.bs! The .cat TLD is under utilised, and the only site I have ever heard of that uses it is nyan.cat.
The Internet is full of cyber squatters, sitting on all the best .com websites, so using a good TLD hack is a great way to get a catchy, interesting, short and unique URL for your website.
If you want to make your own try tldhack.com, though it is not allways 100% accurate, as I found when I tried to register c.at and found there is a 3 character minimum for Austria’s .at domain.
So how did I feel when I finally registered PJs.Cat?
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
When I put the Beta testing version of my site online, I will need to recruit Beta testers, before going on to accumulate new users. Jeff Atwood announced the launch of Stack Overflow of his blog. Gabriel Weinberg announced the launch of DuckDuckGo in Hacker News. It looks like MLKSHK announced it’s launch from Typepad.
One thing is for sure, when PJs.Cat launches, you will hear it here first.
We are Biding our Time 'till the launch
In the mean time I’ve just created the PJs.Cat Twitter account, so why not follow?
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
My name is Adjam, and welcome to the official blog for PJs.Cat.
This blog exists to help increase my luck surface area. By following Jeff Atwood’s advice about blogging success I can drum up some interest in my work, before launching. From now on amazing and regular blog posts will be uploaded on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.