Upgraded WordPress

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

I’ve upgraded WordPress on this site to version 2.5.1. For the first time, things did not go perfectly smoothly so please holler if you notice any problems.

Moving House and Site

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

I’m not 100% sure why this site when down for a few hours yesterday. I thought it was a dead hard drive, and then a dead power adapter. Now I don’t know since it seems to all be working again. In any case I’ve been planning a move to a hosting service, and now seems like as good a time as any. I’m moving across the country in a couple of weeks though I haven’t yet found a place to live, so keeping the site going in the spare bedroom no longer seems like an easy choice. I hope to have the site transferred over to a more reliable host next week (or sooner if the Mac Mini goes down again.)

Upgraded WordPress

Friday, September 14th, 2007

I’ve upgraded Mokka mit Schlag and The Cafes to WordPress 2.2.3. This means I’m now using WordPress’s built-in Atom 1.0 support instead of my own hand-rolled plug-in. Please holler if you notice any problems.

Polish Blog Spam

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

There seems to be a small epidemic of blog spam coming in from apparently Polish sites. The comments take a variety of forms, but usually look something like this:

Thanks for very interesting article. btw. I really enjoyed reading all of your posts. It’s interesting to read ideas, and observations from someone else’s point of view… makes you think more. So please keep up the great work. Greetings

Sometimes they ask for permission to translate the article into Polish.

You may want to keep an eye out for these. Akismet seems to be missing a lot of them, and at first glance they seem like a real comment. However Googling some of the phrases makes it apparent that they’re spam. The exact wording varies.

WordPress Meetup Wrapup

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Had a good time at the WordPress meetup in NYC last night. Finally met Matt Mullenweg and various other people. It was surprisingly reminiscent of the early days of the Web, circa 1995. Most of the user group meetings/meetups/conferences I’ve been going to lately are very heavily weighted toward techies and programmers. This one was a real mixed group of programmers, artists, writers, sysadmins, VCs, and business folks. I haven’t run into a group like that for a while.

Pet Peeve of the Day

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Blog entries written in the first person on multi-author blogs that never say who’s writing them.