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Perhaps I've squashed the spammers at FOB for the moment…
Check out the front page for information on the latest spammer mess at FOB. Sorry anonymous comments are disabled for now; I'm unhappy but clearly need a better strategy before I turn them back on.
One of my New Years' resolutions was to lose a bunch of weight fast. I've failed horribly…
Schlock Mercenary has been a long-time favorite webcomic of mine, as with any right-thinking geek. 7 well-written color sci-fi strips a week, with double panels on Sunday.
One of the most striking things about Schlock Mercenary if you read the entire archives is how much better Howard Tayler's drawing has gotten. Mercenary leader Captain Tagon, though, has remained one of his blandest characters in my book. Until the last panel of today's strip. That look of pure mercenary glee is drawn perfectly. The sharp shadows are the crowning touch. Way to go, Howard!
I now have a test installation of Drupal CVS top-of-tree installed at home, and have gotten a copy of the FOB database into it, and can work with it. I've even included a version of my custom hacks for my blog's page headers. I'll need to redo it before submitting patches, but this was a key step. I also got weblogger.el to work…
I've finally got a shadow FOB Drupal site up at home so that I can play with the latest Drupal stuff and hopefully improve things around here. The key configuration blunder in my 4-hour setup extravaganza? My new Apache 2 installation didn't have mod_rewrite turned on…
Tonight's blog entry is gone, courtesy of Firefox and Drupal. Drupal's preview mode doesn't save a copy of the message you're editing around when you leave the page. Firefox wouldn't let me back up in the history for the page I had visited by mistake.
I think it's time to quit blogging in this environment. I need to either get Firefox to put up a text editor for form text dialogs, or just edit offline and paste.
BTW, gterm seems to have a bad bug that causes its "paste" menu option to try to copy from PRIMARY rather than CLIPBOARD. X cut-and-paste suxxors.
It's gonna be really embarrassing. It's one thing to dupe yourself if you're /. and processing a bunch of articles a day with a bunch of editors, and the articles are written by other people.
I just had to search to make sure I hadn't blogged here previously about April. Sooner or later I'm going to forget to search. Then I'll be really embarrassed.
When I was a junior at Reed in 1986, Keithp and I pulled a nice April Fools' joke. I've told various people about April, but her story is probably worth writing down. I'm sure Keithp will correct me where I've gotten confused over the years; it was a long time ago…