Category Archives: Blogging

I’ve Finally Found a Rails 4.x Blogging Engine / Gem

I can’t believe how difficult it’s been to find a good solution for plugging a simple blog into an existing Rails app. I wanted to add a blog to SwingTradeBot, the new site I’m building but most answers to this … Continue reading

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Back Online!

Just a test post. I’m rebuilding my web presence after selling Trader Mike in January. So it’s time to resurrect this old blog which I’ve neglected for years…

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Lack of Indexes on Ultimate Tag Warrior Tables

Over the last week or so I’ve been on a mission to improve the performance of my web server, and especially MySQL. I took Arne’s advice and turned on the query cache. That helped but I still needed to do … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2005 Black Weblog Awards

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2005 Black Weblog Awards. Here they are: Daily Views, Pop Culture, Rants and News — Blogger of the Year, Best Humor Blog, Best Writing in a Blog and Blog of the Year … Continue reading

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Testing 1, 2, 3…

Just trying out some stuff with Flickr:

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Technorati Sandbox???

The Google Sandbox is well-known but is there also a Technorati Sandbox? If so, I think I’m in it — or at least one of my three blogs is in it. For some reason my main blog (http://tradermike.net/) hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Technorati Beta

Check out the revamped (and well designed) Technorati. Here’s what’s new in the beta release: We’ve improved the user experience, making Technorati accessible to more people and, specifically, people who are new to blogging. We’ve tried to make it very … Continue reading

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Is Weblogs.com Filtering Out Certain Blogs?

Terry and some other folks have noticed that their weblogs don’t seem to ever be listed on weblogs.com any more. That has raised a question of whether certain sites are being targeted. I haven’t been to weblogs.com in such a … Continue reading

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Movable Type 3.16 released

Six Apart has just released Movable Type 3.16. Hopefully some of its ‘over one hundred fixes’ will fix the annoying problems I’ve had recently. On a related note, this SpamLookup plugin looks like it’s worth installing. It’s so effective that … Continue reading

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Interview with a Link / Comment Spammer

The Register interviewed a link spammer who revealed some of his methods and motivation. The bottom line — spammers can make up to seven figure incomes from some simple computer code. Some key points: For even a semi-competent programmer, writing … Continue reading

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