Pete's Log: New feature

Entry #1422, (Coding, Hacking, & CS stuff, Meta)
(posted when I was 28 years old.)

I wrote this cool new feature in a feat of insomnia-induced creativity. I began the implementation of my own markup language for log entries.

The first instance of this has been a Person markup. I can mark up people, and then the log keeps track of which entries mention a certain person. This is more accurate than a search, because I've mentioned different people with the same name (e.g. Sara and Sara) and because I may refer to a particular person in more than one way (e.g. Mom vs. Teresa or Anne vs. Gymnastics Coach).

The only issue is to make it fully functional, I need to go back and tag all old entries. I always feel bad about editing old entries, but in this case I feel I have good reason to, and I'm not modifying content anyway.

To finish off the person tagging, I want to add an associated blurb with each person, and I want to make it so registered users can be matched to tagged persons, such that tagged persons can perhaps add their own personal statement or such.

Beyond that, I'm thinking of adding markup to tag places. And a different sort of markup for external links so I can better deal with links expiring or such.