Featured post tests.
Featured post tests.
Finally got around to using permalinks for WP and came across a stumbling block. Everytime I uploaded the custom .htaccess file (with code copied & pasted directly from WP) I got an internal 500 server error. Phoned the delightful support team at Media Temple, and found out that TextEdit for Mac is by default saving as Rich Text Format, so not good. Changed to Plain Text under preferences, and presto. Permalinks.
They also recommended fraise as a text editor. I miss BBEdit, but will try that.
Learned: Call tech support, rather than attempting over and over to fix something that’s not working; even when you end up looking like a dope. It’s ok. That’s their job, to tell you something is proverbially unplugged.
Also learned, permalinks by default label the url by the lowest numbered category (which is the Uncategorized, here General) so don’t check the General . Only use if you forget to check the category you want.
For now, this blog will simply be for me to test out Thesis, and WP 3.0 without worrying about corrupting a client’s site, or something more vital than this hodgepodge of knitting, bookclubs and what not thoughts.Â If you stumble across this site, that’s about all she wrote for now. Nothing exciting, no tips, no optimization nadda:)
Looks like my spring cleaning project from a year ago went precisely no where. Oy vey. Now that it’s spring again, the Olympics (part 1) came and went, I bought Thesis, the developer version finally!! Am now testing.
passwords that is. After upgrading to the latest and greatest version of wp, I also changed my passwords. Which, of course, I promptly forgot 🙂 I’ve got at least 30 passwords for different projects, purposes.
I need a new system.
I’m thinking something like sameword_#abc
where sameword is a unique word I always use and # is a number (for that alpha-numeric security stuff) and abc represents the project.
We’ll see how the new system goes.
Since that wordpress spamhack, I’ve gotten more paranoid about passwords. You tend to get lazy with it, and never bother changing them. It’s too hard to remember, and then something happens, and all your senses go on full alert. Kind of like losing weight. Or gaining, as the case may be, ahem.
You don’t really notice you’ve slacked off until your pants are a bit tight, and then a favourite pair is really too small, and it’s time to go back on the wagon. I’m mixing metaphors.
In my case, the exercise front has been sacrificed, not slacked, due to this lingering illness. But today when I was out for a walk, I thought, hmm, perhaps I should be exercising more, not less, it seems to help. I go to my doc on Friday. I’ll see what she says.
I think my Word of the Year should be whatever the precise opposite of procastinate is.
I decided to upgrade (enfin) the version of wordpress I was using, and when I did I noticed a whole heap of spam links hidden in the code. Using the display:none tag, they inserted spamorama in the code. Boy, did that sharpen my pencil and get me going on the upgrade.
The upgrade went smoothly (fingers crossed) and I am looking forward to taking advantage of the new features etc it has to offer. I still had to manually go through posts and delete the spammy links. Â Not sure yet I’ve gotten them all.
Reading a variety of links about spam protection helped, but the key question for me is “why is spam not treated like a major vice”? It certainly is a huge hassle, and inconveniences users and receivers alike. Not sure why the fines for it aren’t in proportion with the act.
Edited to add: noticed weird accent and funny characters appear here and there after upgrade. More manual deletion to do.