CategoryNavel-Gazing

Iron curtain time, yo

I’m trying out Brad Choate’s cool new anti-spam plugin. If you have trouble commenting or sending a trackback, please drop me a line. If you’re reading this on Livejournal, ignore it.

Time trials

I converted this blog over to WordPress 1.5, out of curiosity. For some reason, the front page takes about ten times longer to load in WordPress. I probably won’t be switching any time soon.

Spring colors

Everything old is new again, particularly my blog design. If you run into issues, drop me a comment or an email.

Excelsior

Population: One is now running Movable Type 3.14. It’s almost a mathematical constant! I also upgraded MT Blacklist to match. Let me know if you see any problems.

Fish and fowl

They’re not personal blogs. They’re not generalist blogs. Oh, hell, I read enough of ‘em — I guess they’re Historical Blogs. Thus, Bostonia, a lovely little series of explorations of Boston’s rich history; Old is the New New, “with a special interest in the history of technology and business in America and the world”; Cliopatria, a lot of smart people talking about history together; and Pillow Talk, a blogaptation of Sei Shonagon’s “Pillow Book.”

(“Blogaptation”: my entry in the ongoing contest for the most painful neologism involving the word “weblog.” But really, it’s hard to beat the original “blog,” isn’t it?)

Out damned spot

I just installed Brad Choate’s MT-DSBL plugin, hacked slightly so that it checks against both the Distributed Sender Blackhole List and the Blitzed Open Proxy Monitor List. (Perhaps I should add SORBS?) Hopefully this’ll cut down on spam.

If this interferes with anyone’s commenting, please let me know.

Edit: it screws up mine. Off for now.

Edit: found the problem (my colo provider’s DNS is somewhat over-zealous). It’s back on.

Onyx squid

Speaking of which, the squidguard blacklists might make really good input for MT-Blacklist. Remember this and try it.

Huh?

Can’t blog, Schilling’s pitching.

Keeping tabs

I just installed and sorta tested Chad Everett’s MT-Notifier. If all goes as planned, you can now subscribe to comment threads either when you post a comment or without posting a comment. I could make it possible to subscribe to all the comments posted on Popone, too, if there’s a deluge of demand, but I’m kinda not anticipating one.

Oh, and I have six gmail invites, first come first serve.

Kip up

Look, ma, I upgraded to Movable Type 3.1! It’s cool. I am pondering my commenting options; it seems not impossible that I will set the blog to post TypeKey-authenticated comments immediately while screening non-TypeKey-authenticated comments; the legitimate non-TK comments would still get posted, just with a bit of a delay. Or maybe not, since I haven’t had a ton of comment spam recently. Thoughts, bearing in mind that the easiest thing for all of you (no screening, no worries) requires more effort on my part (deleting spam comments)?

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