Archive for the 'blogging tech' Category

An unfortunate choice of logo

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

If you are trying to make it as a comment spammer, it’s best to avoid linking to sites whose logo looks like the word “splog.”

Tweaking WordPress to accept PGP-signed comments nicely

Friday, November 11th, 2005

A checklist for really accepting PGP-signed comments in WordPress without breaking the signature by altering things before saving the comment in the database.

A digital identity non-epiphany

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Using OpenID to authenticate that you’re the person who controls a particular URL seems to make sense, right up until that URL asserts that you are the person who did something elsewhere.

Filtering the_title_rss: show me the whitespace!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Nothing’s ever easy, and that’s never more true than when I pretend to be a programmer.

MT Real Comment Throttle: The Last Hurrah

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Meh. It’s a good thing WordPress has “Pages” that make it easy to create a “project page” that I can keep clear of the usual bitching and depression I want to void when I finish with something. Real Comment Throttle for Movable Type 3.2, version 0.2 is out! Get it from the project page!

Blogs ruining

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

Oops, I seem to have broken

<strong> is not a better <b>

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

Lest anyone think I’m not an equal-opportunity ranter, I’ll pull this out of my comments: The default WordPress theme includes vertical bars in the “postmetadata” section, between the category (and the “Edit this” link if you are logged in) and the number of comments, with <strong>|</strong> which, as I said, would seem to be trying […]

Turning wheels

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

A new Movable Type plugin, to undo the integration of what was practically my first hack to MT.

Planetary damage

Friday, November 4th, 2005

If you fail to write about something because it’s already on a Planet that syndicates your posts, then the Planet is positively harmful to your readers.

Monetizing your competitors

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

If every search engine other than Google indexes the crap splogs that Google hosts and provides advertising for, then Google wins twice, once when their ads are clicked, and again when you give up on using the other spam-filled engines.