The biggest news from the Democratic National Convention appears to be the wholesale adoption of blogging technology by the mainstream media. Last time around, CNN wouldn’t dare “stoop” to using blogs; now they embrace them. Whatever. I don’t believe any mainstream source can really “get” the whole point of blogging. To me, blogging is like […]
Archives for July 2004
The blog has been successfully relocated to a new home. Same domain, but now running on Linux/Apache instead of Windows. Moveable Type is much happier, and the comment system is completely functional again. I’m keeping the old site around for a while in hopes that it might help the developers work out the bugs with […]
I’ve come to the conclusion that Moveable Type 3.01D and Microsoft IIS do not play well together. And so, www.jeffhester.net will be moving to LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) tomorrow. You’ll probably see some hiccups until the DNS entries catch up with the new location, so bear with me and check back again in a day or two.
Found yet another MT problem. After hitting a brick wall with the TypeKey comment registration (no, it’s still not working right), I decided to enable unregistered, moderated comments. The good news is that you won’t have to register for a TypeKey account (even though they ARE free). The bad news is that your comments won’t […]
The upgrade appeared to go successfully. All of the data is intact, and I’m obviously still able to make new entries. But I’m still vexed by two problems. First, I can’t save template changes. I’ve been editing the MySQL database directly to work around this, but that is a royal PITA. The good folks at […]
Damned spammers have been plaguing my blog for the past five days. I’ve always had the occasional spammer, leaving the odd (yet nearly always complimentary) comment along with a link to their porn site. And I’ve always deleted their comments and banned their IP. But in the past week they stepped things up, and are […]
Is Michael Moore right? Last time around, I explained that I don’t like Moore’s tactics, but I appreciate the role he plays in society. This morning I stumbled across an excellent site that provides a wealth of information on Moore’s latest work, Fahrenheit 9/11. Disinfopedia describes itself as an “encyclopedia of people, issues and groups […]