Eric Florack on March 25th, 2009

After removing around 500 junk addresses today, mostly with Russian and PolishIP addresses attached, I’ve decided to turn off applications for membership at BitsBlog.  I’ve noticed an uptick in these of late as if someone’s trying to take advantage of a vulnerability in WP. Well, I’m not having it. (Click) From the level of most […]

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Eric Florack on December 31st, 2008

Been doing a lot of stuff in the background today. Updated a few plugins, tape backups, added some functionality, did some database cleaning. Out of all of that, about the only thing you’ll see… you may not even have noticed… the Bitsblog Icon on the URL line has changed to more correctly match the theme.  […]

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Eric Florack on December 13th, 2008

We’re running on WordPress 2.7 now. All seems fine. Update:(Bit) I do have to say, the thing is running a lot faster, particularly the author’s dashboard, though I miss the way the CrazyHorse interface worked. I guess it’s like anything else, ya gotta get used to it.

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Eric Florack on September 23rd, 2008

Those of you who blog with WordPress will understand this. The rest of you will not understand this. Just go on with your lives, citizens. I installed two plugins last night, that apparently don’t get along. 1: Title Capitalization 2: Maxblog’s Ping Optimizer The combo is apparently an issue. What that does is this;  Which […]

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Eric Florack on August 18th, 2008

After crushing about 300 spam comments, today, I decided the highest priority is to get THAT nonsense under control. So, I’ve added an anti-spam tool in the comments.  Yeah, I know it’s a pain, but look; My database is showing around 80,000 comments, all but 2000 of which are automated spam.  Most of that, the […]

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Eric Florack on August 16th, 2008

Decided I had such good luck with the theme changeout, that I’d press my luck and attempt the WordPress Upgarde to v2.6.1. All seems well.

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Eric Florack on July 19th, 2008

As I told you would happen, the WordPress folks released version 2.6. This actually happened a few days ago. I’ve got it up and running, and it looks fine so far. I must say the guy  doing the ayuo-upgrade software has just about earned a nice check from me; this time it went almost flawlessly.

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Eric Florack on May 27th, 2008

BitsBlog has been having problems with the XML-Sitemap plugin, for the last couple of months. This is a plugin that creates a comlete site listing for Google and other search engines, so they know what’s going on here. saves them the trouble of crawling the place and saves me lots of database time and net […]

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Eric Florack on May 5th, 2008

Some of you may have noted elements of the blog that were missing around 7pm to 730pm eastern tonight. I had a software update blow up on me, and I had to revert to tape. We never went down outright, but some features were not available while I fixed things. Sorry about that.

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Eric Florack on May 4th, 2008

One of the things I’ve always liked about WordPress is the ability to post-date posts. In other words, I can post stuff and tell the system not to release the post until later… even days later. Obviously, this can solve several problems. What I didn’t notice, until just recently, is the ping systems have some […]

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Eric Florack on April 25th, 2008

Upgraded to 2.51 tonight. Auto-upgrade still isn’t ready for prime time, but long as you know it’s gonna crash, it does OK. It actually got 90% done, this time, so the last auto-upgrade patch does work a bit better. Played with the background colors a bit. Scheme came off a little bright, so I put […]

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Eric Florack on March 30th, 2008

Yeah, THAT figures. While this site was offline because of the server move…. (and I must admit the performance appears to be better at first glance) it turns out that WordPress has released a new version, too, and the system is demanding an upgrade. I think I’ll be holding off on that just a bit, […]

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Eric Florack on January 2nd, 2008

Fellow Swamp Stomper Conservative Reader has a new look tonight, (Sharp!)  and is one of WordPress’s newest converts. Wander over and graze, and say hello.

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Eric Florack on December 30th, 2007

I no more than get the WordPress software update completed, yesterday… I swear… no more than 10 minutes, and the next update comes in, and it’s an urgent one. Some kind of security bug has been discovered on the version I updated to. So, I’m updating again today. Impact should be fairly minor, since this […]

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