Tag Archives: WordPress

Birth and death of a steampunk layout

The original layout for the reboot of my site was going to use a “steampunk”-like theme that I was developing in mockup for this site, but I kept having trouble figuring out how to represent the main section and the part with the entries and sidebar(s) would go. It was completely coded from scratch and […]

Website bombardment and crack of 2009

A now time for a seriously long-winded story my little kitties. It has it’s beginnings, middles, and endings. It’s about how I realized my decrepit WordPress install was not so secure. This may or may not have anything to do with my website getting cracked into and it may or may not have been a […]

Pros and cons of K2 and Script.aculo.us

I really like the K2 theme, but it combined with the current Script.aculo.us is a little too much heavy “bling-bling” for my website. I first wanted to steer clear from K2 due to its bulky package, but settled for it in the end for the reboot of my site. I’ve noticed a severe slowdown and […]

Upgrades due

Well—it’s been a long time since I’ve last posted. Looks like it’s time for another upgrade since WordPress has released it’s 1.5 version named “Strayhorn”. The name strikes me as a bit funny since I think Microsoft has been having a wee bit of trouble getting their new OS “Longhorn” up and running. I’ve also […]

An example of really bad marketing: spam is rude

Some idiot bombarded my weblog with 44 copies of the same comment to one of my post yesterday. This is the main part of the comment that was left: This is an automatic test probe for demonstrates that it’s possible to break trencaspammers captcha plugin for WP and this plugin does not serve for anything, […]

Canned spam

I’m trying a different way to deter spambots from trying to post junk about their usual casino websites and “texas-hold ’em” links. My weblog was getting hammered lately so I had to tighten my comment moderation. It was always one of my posts getting hit. I closed the ability to post comments to that one […]

Spam, egg, sausage, and spam

Looks like I’ll have to come up with some other form of blacklisting to get rid of spam in the form of comments. Lately it seems that one of my posts in particular keeps getting spammed. This has caused me to start some comment moderation. Well at least it doesn’t get much spam in it. […]

A post using WordPress

Everything should be up and running again from my switch to WordPress. I’m also testing it with this post via Zempt. There will be one temporary problem. All my pages are now in PHP (.php) rather than ending in .shtml. This will cause some Error 404s for a while if some one comes to this […]

Fudged MySQL

I’m planning to switch my weblog over to WordPress. I decided to create a different new MySQL database to hold the information and entries but when I tried to add a database I must have typed in the new name wrong. I must have typed in the same name as my current weblog’s database name. […]