Well, I finally got on the blog bandwagon. I was interested in blog software which supported pingback and trackback, and which I could install on Pair’s systems without root access. After checking out a few packages, I settled on WordPress.
Anti-spam plugins that I’ve bolted on include Farook’s WPBlacklist and Meyer’s WP-Gatekeeper. I wasn’t able to get the blacklist to use URI updating, due to “URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration” error, so I just browsed the blacklist and saved the contents locally. This will need to be manually updated from time to time :(, but it’s a reasonable start.
After browsing Joseph Scott’s blog, I decided to supplement the category system by adding Felix Wong’s WP-Tags plugin.
I decided to leave the blog timezone set to UTC, since I live in the Pacific timezone while my server’s timezone is 2 or 3 hours ahead of me.
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I’ve closed this article’s comments page. It’s attracting *way* too much spam, and even though SpamKarma (which rocks!) has blocked or moderated every attempt, it has gotten too annoying to deal with. For example, just now I had 10 new comments in moderation, and *every single one of them* was on this article. I’ve never had a real comment on this article (except for my own), so it doesn’t seem like much of a loss.
Damn you, spammers! >:(