Thursday, November 4, 2004
New Terror Alert
I got sick of staring at Bert so much, so I created a new terror alert page.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Sunday, October 3, 2004
The gallery is back up, thanks to PictPress. PictPress is a WordPress plugin that makes it easy to set up a reasonable looking gallery. There are some things I’m going to have to tweak about it, but it certainly made it simple to get it going.
Now, I just have to start using my camera again, so I can get more pictures up there.
Thursday, September 30, 2004
One more time…
This website has been jumping all over the internet lately. I switched from my first hosting to 1and1, but that wasn’t good enough. So I got a reseller account with ServerCove, but I kept bugging them about things enough that they convinced me to be a beta tester for their new VPS service, =http://www.rapidvps.comRapidVPS[/url]. So now I have full access to the machine that’s running my website. It took a little work to get it set up, but so far it seems very nice. I get less bandwidth than with the reseller account (but still far more than I need), and more disk space. It’s also costing me less.
Hopefully, things will work out smoothly.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
I’ve written a very simple WordPress plugin, that makes it a bit easier to enter card suits into my blog. Cuts down on my typing ever so slightly. ♥♦♠♣.
It can be found =http://www.geekandproud.net/cardsuitshere[/url].
Thursday, September 16, 2004
New Hosting (again)
I’m no longer on 1and1. There was just too much I wanted to do that couldn’t be done there. I got myself a reseller account at Servercove, so now I have plenty of space and bandwidth and can host many domains. I’ve read mixed reviews of them, but figured I’d give it a try and see how it goes. I can always cancel if I don’t like it. I’ve already contacted support twice, and gotten quick and satisfactory responses.
One thing I can do here that I couldn’t at 1and1 is set up my e-mail the way I want to. When I moved the website to 1and1, I left my e-mail at my old host. Hopefully, I’ll cancel that hosting soon, and get both of my brothers to move their sites here and cancel theirs, too. I’m going to wait a month or so on that, to make sure this hosting holds up for me.
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
AWStats No More
1and1 has a fairly low limit on memory available for scripts, it seems, and my AWStats runs out of memory trying to update from the log files, and gives a 500 Internal Server Error (I assume also from lack of memory) trying to display the stats. I considered writing my own log file parser, but it’s against 1and1 policy to use MySQL databases for that sort of thing, which is the way I would have done it. Also, there’s no real reason for me to think I can use less memory and have it work as well.
If anyone has any suggestions, I’m listening.
Monday, September 13, 2004
Sometime in the past year or so, Google has changed their AdSense policy to allow personal sites, or my site has enough content now that it’s acceptable. Anyway, I re-applied last week, after reading Michael’s post over at Cruft, and they approved me. I currently have the ads running on my individual post pages, and on my terror alert page. I don’t know if I’m going to leave them on the blog itself, as I don’t think it will bring in much of anything. The ads on the terror alert page, though, seem to be doing pretty well.
In other site related news, I now have my posts in categories. All the old posts should have the categories set fairly soon. You can click on the category link below a post to see all posts in that category. Soon, I’ll probably have links to all the categories on one of the sidebars.
Monday, August 30, 2004
I’ve been meaning to write a little bit about the switch from MovableType to WordPress. Not much, just a little bit. Updating my templates wasn’t hard at all. It was basically just replacing all the MT tags with a little bit of PHP. Having multiple index templates (blog, photoblog, etc…) caused a small problem, but a little PHP code fixed that too. Here’s a list of links to useful information that helped me with the move:
Hmm… I thought there was more to it than that. I’ll update this post if I find anything else that I used. Also, obviously, the WordPress Docs, though those weren’t as helpful as I would have liked.
In the News
My Terror Alert has made the news. The St. Petersburg Times, anyway. I didn’t actually come up with the design, but that’s besides the point. Hopefully, this won’t bring anyone down on me for copyright or trademark violations. 🙂
Does anyone know if this was actually printed in a physical newspaper, and if so, how I can get one? Thanks.
(Also, thanks to Google Alert for finding this for me.)