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The Blog That Goes Ping

Pinging stuff I care about.

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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:41:49 +0000

Got a note from Dreamhost that all my crap got hacked.  Restored the Ping to a newer version of WordPress.  Crossing my fingers that that fixed things.

Thanks, Russian spahackermers.

Mon, 02 May 2011 17:25:08 +0000

There was a ton of Russian spam on this site for the longest time.  Cleaned it out, but I’m not sure how good a job I did.  Shout out to Google for noticing it and marking the site as “possibly compromised.”  It sure was.  Oh well.  


Wed, 09 Mar 2011 00:35:00 +0000

A month or so ago, I saw an ad for, that advertised their relative lack of privacy invasion compared to Google.  I tried switching to them as my default search engine, expecting to find them frustrating and switch back within a couple days.  I never did.  I don’t seem to miss Google.  Who knew … Continue reading "Duck!"

Small Elegant Pieces

Thu, 06 Jan 2011 20:18:16 +0000

OK, I think I’m learning something about how to manage my limited amount of skill and time to do leisure-time programming for myself.  “Bottom-up programming” is important. I just decided to do a little gallery app for the umpteenth time; in PHP.  I know PHP well enough that I don’t trip over the big gotchas … Continue reading "Small Elegant Pieces"

Hey I think I’ll make a quick app.

Mon, 03 Jan 2011 00:53:37 +0000

I want to make my own rss reader.  Let’s get started!  I’ll do it in wxpython.  Hm.  The built-in wxpython on OS X doesn’t work anymore since I upgraded Python.  I’ll install a new one.  It fails; errors out.  OK, I’ll try wxruby.  Easy to install — just a rubygem.  Installing… and it fails.  How … Continue reading "Hey I think I’ll make a quick app."