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Revamp


You know what the problem is, the reason for my site's appearance looking like a front for the mob (like the candy store in my hometown that had all this old, shitty candy because the real business was being transacted in the back room)? It's Facebook et al. pulling me away. Same reason I don't do Digg or Twitter, or post enough pictures. Some stuff ends op over here, other stuff over there. I only have so much time in the day to come up with this shit, and I feel like my fantastic wit should always end up back on my website. So I've been thinking lately that I should redo my website with a setup that pulls in…

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WordPress Changes


Wow, start actually blogging again, and you discover all these new things about your blogging software. WordPress, the software that has "powered" this blog for the last several years, is up to version 2.8.5 and a lot has changed for the better. Software updates are automated and work seamlessly, even for users running WP on other hosting sites (like me). Themes and plugins have similar auto install/update functionality. Apparently there's also a change to the database from latin1 to utf8 character sets, which is wreaking havoc on a few of my posts that have "smart quote" characters in them. Lots of solutions exist, but the "right" one seems to be a slightly involved conversion of my MySQL…

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First Official Entry


Welcome to my MT-managed blog. I have tried doing this weblog stuff in the past, and always lost interest, either because the maintenance was too much of a pain in the ass, or the software designed to maintain the site was too much of a pain in the ass. I came across Movable Type a while ago, and finally got a decent enought chunk of time to set aside to install it. It's really a great piece of software, with an unbelievable base of user support. I hope to tweak my installation over the coming months and make this another useful node on the rich labrynth of weblogs out there. Update (March, 2004): I have since changed weblogging software to…

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