Category Archives: Wordpress

my hosting service is falling apart

Recently, my hosting service (Midphase) has started to come apart at the seams. It’s one thing to have no access to the database and get the consequent “WordPress Database Error” message; it’s another thing entirely when whole posts get swallowed … Continue reading

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You didn’t pass math, did you?

So I blog about how clueless teenagers are nowadays and can’t add or subtract to save their lives. Then Arcturus tells me that my “Did you pass math?” plug-in has become dumber than a bag of hammers, a teenage bag … Continue reading

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temporarily broken

Most (if not all) of the sub-pages are broken right now, including comments and the tabs at the top. You’ll get a 404 error if you try anything. I’ll try to fix it later in the week when I have … Continue reading

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another cloaking device

In my continuing mission to seek out more perfect tools to ensure privacy, I found a website that makes something they call the enkoder. It obfuscates email addresses embedded in webpages by cloaking them with a thick, gooey film of … Continue reading

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new comment-spam manager

Maybe this will work. It seems almost too easy. Now, if you comment on a post, right below the “add comment” button there’s a question along the lines of “What’s 7 plus 2?” If you know the answer, you can … Continue reading

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one day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets

Last night and today the comment spammers have had a field day with this site. WordPress, if it’s lacking anything, lacks an effective way of keeping the riff raff out while allowing real comments in. Until I find a decent … Continue reading

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I have to have this in place for technical reasons that are too mundane to go into here. It’ll be gone shortly. Update: I need a plug-in that requires a password to access, that actually works if one inputs the … Continue reading

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flying map center test

test of flying map center

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Boondocks at Doonesbury.com

Doonesbury@Slate – Daily Dose This was weird. I checked Doonesbury a minute ago, and instead of Doonesbury, it was the current Boondocks strip. Everything about the page was Doonesbury, except the actual strip itself, which was Boondocks. I reloaded the … Continue reading

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Scary Monsters

I know nothing about .php and very little about site management. Did I already mention that? My site host uses something called “fantastico” to make wordpress installation painless, and it almost was. However, it installed version 1.5 instead of the … Continue reading

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WordPress

This is a hell of a lot easier than the Frontpage/Blogger/cuteFTP kludge that depressed me so last summer. I may even use it. David was kind enough to offer a piece of his site before Christmas to upload my blog … Continue reading

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the turds of logic

I’m a website novice. I have a dim understanding, won only through clicking many many buttons, of how my website works. Therefore, when I noticed that a click on www.mach∏.com led not to my index page, but to a “page … Continue reading

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blogger

I wanted to get rid of the vast expanses of white I had before, which were hurting my eyes. I’m still trying to figure out how to format the header in blogger, though, and for a person of my nearly … Continue reading

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