Where’d Commute Nav Go?

I’ve seen some interest on my LinkedIn and other public profiles linking people to commutenav.co.za and my blog. Currently when you go to commutenav.co.za / commutenav.com / rwt.to / rwtto.co / rwtto.com / rwtto.co.za (I know, the domains left me broke), you’ll find some page about being down for maintenance.
I was writing my board exams, so I couldn’t afford to fool around, it’s easier for me to wanna work on programming instead of studying, so I shut down my production PC and took everything off the web.

Well, now I have resumed working on the project, it’s not yet live because for some silly reason I decided to rebuild it from scratch using just Javascript. It’s going to be my December project, and so far it is coming along well.

So, hopefully in 3 – 10 weeks I’ll have another prototype running 🙂

Project UJ – 25 Nov 2012

I am making progress with mapping UJ Kingsway on Google Map Maker. To date I have added almost all the routes on campus. I’m busy with the parking lot, and I have started adding walking trails.

I am not done with the residences and other buildings. I am a bit lazy to do the buildings because it is a lot of work drawing them in.

Below is a screenshot of how the map looks like.

A Case Against the ‘www’ [Updated 09 Dec 2012]

I must admit that ever since I learnt about hosting and the Internet, I have never understood one thing:

Why some websites work with the ‘www’ prefix, while some do not.

When I started using Apache, I learnt that there is essentially no difference between having the prefix or not. That was until I played around with Windows Servers. I noticed that it was a trend for most hosts to enable the redirect of www, eliminating the difference between www.nevi.me and nevi.me. One thing I noticed though was that a lot of websites at the time (this was 5 years back) still required the prefix. Some of these still do, and even more still pop up once in a while violating this (let’s call it a) principle.

Principle: a user should be able to access an URL with or without the ‘www’ prefix, except where the address is a custom sub-domain. Continue reading “A Case Against the ‘www’ [Updated 09 Dec 2012]”