Archive for September, 2004

Right-click Add Live Bookmark

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004

A little Firefox extension to let you subscribe to RSS and Atom feeds by right-clicking a link to the feed.

How not to get noticed

Sunday, September 19th, 2004

If you keep changing an entry, making me see it over and over again in my aggregator, you might get more attention, or you might just make me unsubscribe.

Updated right-click BlogThis for Firefox (and Mozilla)

Friday, September 17th, 2004

My old right-click BlogThis extension, updated for the new Extension Manager at last, and now without the abrupt cutoff of selected text.

mt.cfg dark matter: TransparentProxyIPs

Sunday, September 12th, 2004

If your server is sitting behind a reverse caching proxy, TransparentProxyIPs will let you finally record the proper IP address for people leaving comments.


Sunday, September 12th, 2004

A Python script (with a Perl script to which you can pipe output to write XHTML, if you have a recent enough copy of XML::Writer) to check how well your RSS is delivered and compressed and cached. Geeky goodness.

mt.cfg dark matter: the other side of TempDir

Sunday, September 12th, 2004

mt.cfg does document TempDir as where uploaded files are temporarily stored. What it fails to mention is that it also determines whether or not your search throttle even works, on some shared hosts.

mt.cfg dark matter: OneHourMaxPings and OneDayMaxPings

Sunday, September 12th, 2004

Documenting the undocumented configuration directives: OneHourMaxPings and OneDayMaxPings set a per-blog limit on how many TrackBack pings you will accept.

Getting the creeps from young_girl.mpg

Saturday, September 11th, 2004

The Business Software Alliance’s underage mouthpiece is starting to get on my last good nerve.

Getting out of PHP jail by crawling out a pipe

Saturday, September 11th, 2004

If your host disables PHP’s exec(), system() and passthru(), popen() may be your only way out to the operating system.

MT’s completely search-friendly dynamic URLs

Friday, September 10th, 2004

Save your worrying about dynamic publishing in MT for things like server load and speed and whether you can live without the plugins that don’t work: there’s no need to worry about Google losing track of your pages, because the URLs for your permalinks don’t change at all.