My Subcategories Vanished

Monday, January 26th, 2009

OK. This is weird. WordPress has lost all my subcategories. E.g. I can assign a post to Software Development but not Software Development/Haskell. OK, I seem to have gotten them back by clicking “Add New Category.” Probably some strange AJAX bug.

Turning Off Captions

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Let’s see if this worked. If you don’t see a caption it worked:

A Jumping spider on top of my monitor

Upgraded to WordPress 2.7

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

I’ve upgraded this site to WordPress 2.7. Please holler if you notice any problems.

Monetizing Feeds

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

I’m experimenting with AdSense for Feeds to see if I can increase the revenue from these sites from its current level at which my time would be more profitably spent digging in the couch for lost change.

This has required some changes to the feeds (they are now redirected through FeedBurner) so holler if anything looks awry. If it borks up, I’ll just kill the feed ads. The only real money this site makes is from the Amazon affiliate sales anyway. (Hmm, I wonder if I can sneak those into the feeds somehow?)

If this works, soon the feeds too will contain adds for “American Touch Painting”, “Top O.C. Divorce Attorney (Aggressive & Caring Representation)”, “Internet Dispute with a Free Telephone Consultation with Aggressive Lawyers”, and “Tummy Tuck Orange County”. Hmm, Maybe this wsn’t such a good idea after all. I wonder if AdBlock Plus works for feeds?

Borked Again

Monday, May 26th, 2008

While I wasn’t looking, WordPress somehow decategorized most, but not all, of the over 700 posts on this site. However it did this mostly to older posts so I didn’t notice at first. However the result of this is that most of the URLs have now changed, and many things that shouldn’t be in the birding category now seem to be; for instance, this post about Mac OS X Leopard. In addition the category pages such as Sci Fi now are virtually empty.

I can see no alternative but to go through and manually recategorize all 730 posts on this site as time permits. If I do 10 a day I’ll be finished in three months. Bleah.

I am increasingly unpleased with WordPress. I’m going to stop recommending it to others, and will seriously consider any alternatives that come along.

Are We Deborked Yet?

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

I couldn’t figure out how to fix the comments problem introduced by the recent upgrade so I restored the database from backup, and ran the upgrade one more time. There were still a number of error messages: