more spam

Mon, 2010-04-19 23:26

Comments are turned off again due to remorseless spamming.

I would like to hear from you. Please find my email on my website.



Sat, 2007-11-03 12:36

I updated this Drupal installation to 5.something. The main benefit of this is now we have "Captcha" on the comments, so that should cut the spam down, and simultaneously allow comments to be immediately posted, instead of going into an approval queue (you'll just have to answer a little question). So that's nice.


Sat, 2007-09-22 10:22

This blog's been spammed: someone added 21 comments to one entry, each with a link to some unsavory site. So, I've turned the approval queue on: comments won't appear until I approve them. This is rather a lame system, so I'll have to look around and see what other options Drupal offers.

no more "not verified"!

Mon, 2007-09-10 11:43

So, comments on this blog are either from me, or from "anonymous" users: I don't see any point to requiring (or allowing) users to create user accounts and "log in" here. It's just talking.

Anyway, the default practice with drupal seems to be to append "(not verified)" to every user's name in comments. This looks crappy, especially since the user can't fix this, and, in fact, I can't fix it: there is no way to "verify" a user, whatever that means.

So I looked around on the web, and found a nice little piece of code to add to the template.php file in the blog's theme's folder. It worked immediately - no problemo.

Interestingly, I found the code here, on Matt Farina's site, which is dedicated to "tech, faith, and life". How curious.

it begins

Thu, 2007-08-30 16:43

So, I'm starting a blog.

The natural question is, "Why?"

Well, one excuse is to try out Drupal. It's an open source, content management system, and I am using it to run this blog. I want to learn a bit about Drupal, as I am, supposedly, going to be setting up the Freedom Socialist Party's new website using Drupal. Their site currently, www.socialism.com, is perhaps the oldest still functioning site on the web, and it is way overdue for a redesign. However, the redesign has been taking forever (over a year now, I think); I was expecting to spend this summer building the new site, but I haven't even started, so who knows when this will happen.

In the meantime, I'll learn a few things more about Drupal by messing around here. The appearance of the blog may change drastically as I mess with the style sheets and such, just for fun.

I see the primary feature of a blog, as opposed to just a website, is the ability to include comments, so please feel free to leave some. Note that previewing of comments is wonky at the moment, due to some color issues. Pay it no mind.