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OK, so I have a new convention.
I've been using "cuts" for my blog entries on FOB. I'm told that this will "cut" down my readership, but I'm trying to be courteous and let the reader decide how interested they are before bombarding them with text.
Since the fact that the article has more beyond the cut is not too obvious from the style, I've been using ellipsis right before the cut to indicate a continuation…
Ran across this review of the classic children's book The Story About Ping by chance just now. Clearly, there must have been some campaign to mod the review up, as it's the top Spotlight review on Amazon with some 7900 of 8100 readers "finding it helpful". I just found it amusing.
This will be my last blog meta-post for a while that is not specifically about my blog. All the FOB site discussion should be vectored to the site forum. My apologies for the rash of off-topic content recently—the spammers had me on tilt.
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…