Category: The ChangeLog

Switched to Serendipity!

March 29th, 2006, 4 Comments

Well, finally! I’ve switched to Serendipity! The best part: comment spam blocking that works. So to those of you that had trouble commenting on this site… try again. It should just work! (And I’m sorry you had to put up with the hassle so long.) Serendipity is a very nice system. I’m glad I chose […]

I’ve chosen Serendipity

March 28th, 2006, 9 Comments

I wrote the other day that I was considering Serendipity, and had a few concerns about it. Those concerns have now been pretty well resolved. I also looked at WordPress. It looked like it had more features, but the whole lack of a central plugin store bothered me. I’d have to scour all over the […]

Something other than Drupal

March 25th, 2006, 5 Comments

I’ve been using Drupal for this blog for most of its life. However, I’m starting to be quite annoyed by several things: The Captcha module is seriously broken and opens up the door for various security problems The Spam module is there, and works mostly, but is not effective enough to keep spam down The […]

Temporary: Need to register to comment

July 22nd, 2005, 1 Comment

The comment spam problem has become so bad that I’ve had to temporarily require you to register before you can post. To comment, just hit the “register to post comment” link. You just have to pick a username and your e-mail address, and you will be e-mailed a password. It’s simple, painless, and stops spammers […]

Good Timing?

January 11th, 2005, No Comments

I have no idea how this managed to happen…. I’m very rarely ranked high on Google for semi-common stuff like that. I suppose it’s because a site that talks about Haskell doesn’t get a lot of inbound links :-) I noticed this because of a sudden spike in Drupal’s referrer report. (Which is slick, BTW).

Switching Back to Drupal

January 9th, 2005, 3 Comments

I had been using WordPress for this blog since I switched from Drupal last June. However, I’ve been growing dissatisfied with several things about it: There are great comment spam blocking features, but I recently started being victimized by trackback spam, and there isn’t much to combat that. There’s not much to help with importing […]

Be Gone, Comment Spam!

November 10th, 2004, No Comments

I’ve been having a tough time with comment spam lately. It’s mostly been invisible, since it gets moderated. But that means I have to read more spam, and I hate that. I found a superb solution: AuthImage. Finally!

An AdSense Experiment

June 23rd, 2004, 1 Comment

Dan was telling me a month or two ago that he’s using Google AdSense on his blog. Now that I’m actually doing this regularly, I figured I’d try it out, and while I’m at it, on a few parts of my other sites. I’m highly curious what sort of ads it will dish up. There […]

Welcome to the new ChangeLog

June 18th, 2004, No Comments

Welcome to the new ChangeLog. I decided to switch from Drupal to WordPress for several reasons, mainly that WordPress makes it easier to post and maintain a blog. If you are looking for archives from the old ChangeLog, they are here.

About The ChangeLog

June 18th, 2004, No Comments

Welcome to The ChangeLog. Here is some basic information about using this site. Purpose There is no overriding theme. Basically, what gets on here is what I find interesting. I am, incidentally, John Goerzen, and you can reach me at jgoerzen@complete.org. Legal This site, compilation, and unattributed content is Copyright (c) 2003, 2004 John Goerzen. […]

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