I’ve changed hosting providers this week, and my new host provisions IPv6 addresses. Thus, I’ve published an AAAA record today. The world’s most boring website will survive the IPv4 apocalypse.
WordPress also gained an update, but the importer forgot all settings, tags and categories. I’ll go back and fix those someday.
Update: someday is now. I’ve also picked last year’s theme and otherwise modernized the place. Resume party. Also, the header image is a pic I snapped of a piece of Eniac. It’s partially full of tubes.
Despite comments requiring moderation before posting, I’ve had a flood of thousands of spam comments over the last few days in the queue and I’m tired of pressing the delete button. Thus, they are disabled for the time being until I can set up something more automated.
Sorry spammers, none of those posts ever made it to any web crawler.
Update: or not. Of course WP makes this hard. Well you can’t comment on this one post at least!
So the blog mysteriously committed suicide recently, so I took the opportunity to update to the latest WordPress. Everything now seems to be in order. Perhaps I should also upgrade the theme one of these days.
Also committing suicide this weekend was the two year old Ubuntu installation on my laptop. The automatic upgrade to 10.04 resulted in a non-bootable mess (it turns out this was merely foreshadowing), so I took a backup and then dropped the F15 alpha on it to see what the Gnome3 Shell hubbub is all about. It does make my computer feel like a giant cell phone, but I do actually hate it less than I thought I would. We’ll see if that faint praise holds up after I use it a bit. The actual F15 installation took four tries, all due to my Macbook’s quirky half-EFI, half-BIOS firmware. No manner of coercion would convince Fedora to make a hybrid GPT/MBR partition table that actually booted, so I eventually gave up and just created a plain MBR with fdisk and that was that. A full day of reloading the backup and updating packages later, and I am back to a functional desktop, sans all those pesky minimize buttons.
A little bit of technical difficulty today while updating the blog software, but all seems to be in order now. Did I mention how non-awesome the wordpress codebase is?
Welcome old and new readers to my blog’s new home. This used to be hosted elsewhere on the net, but I eventually grew annoyed with that provider. Most of the old content survived the move (by the way, a rather fearsome and annoying task. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about the wordpress codebase last weekend. Oh, don’t turn on threaded comments, it’s borked.)
So why the title? This blog began without any real theme, just random observations, trivialities of my life, and so on. Lately however it has also been a useful place to discourse on my technical projects and other computer age detritus. So insignificant bits, both the minutia of the day to day, and the rightmost digits in a binary number. Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Anyway, here’s hoping that I at least maintain the same level of awesome that you’ve come to expect from me (.002 milli-awesomes per post).
Anyone in the interweb know why my LJ now has an ad sidebar, when I’ve explicitly opted out of the ad-supported-for-useless-goodies account? May it be time to move/shutter this thing?
Yeah, this is my first entry. This is what happens when many tiny particles from stars get together and form a sentient being.