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 question that I’ve found say to either use RefineryCMS or “roll your own. Well I… Continue reading I’ve Finally Found a Rails 4.x Blogging Engine / Gem
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…
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 more. After doing some research I discovered MySQL’s slow query log, which does exactly what… Continue reading Lack of Indexes on Ultimate Tag Warrior Tables
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 The Heiress Diaries — Best New Blog Crunk and Disorderly — Best Entertainment Blog Brown… Continue reading Winners of the 2005 Black Weblog Awards
Testing 1, 2, 3…
Just trying out some stuff with Flickr:
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 indexed by Technorati in months yet my other two blogs, which are hosted under the… Continue reading Technorati Sandbox???
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 simple to understand what Technorati is all about, and make it easy to understand how… Continue reading Technorati Beta
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 long time that I don’t even know if my sites still gets listed there. With… Continue reading Is Weblogs.com Filtering Out Certain Blogs?
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 Jay Allen, the author of MT-Blacklist has disabled his MT-Blacklist installation as is letting SpamLookup… Continue reading Movable Type 3.16 released
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 programs that will link-spam vulnerable websites and blogs is pretty easy. All you need is… Continue reading Interview with a Link / Comment Spammer