New blog up and running

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.

About Jim Vanderveen

I'm a bit of a Renaissance man, with far too many hobbies for my free time! But more important than any hobby is my family. My proudest accomplishment has been raising some great kids! And somehow convincing my wife to put up with me since 1988. ;)
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3 Responses to New blog up and running

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  3. Jim says:

    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! >:(

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