I heard on NPR that today was the 10th anniversary of the blog. Turns out that this nozell.com/blog just over half that old — 5 years, 9 months, 12 days. Born on date: March 5th, 2002.
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In the last week there has been a dramatic spike in the number of comment spam messages I’ve been getting. Yesterday I installed akismet, got a wordpress.com API key and in 24 hours it has stopped 300+ junk comments and let the one real one through — incredibly simple and painless to install and start using.
I got two comment spam using text from one of the AP news feeds. Looks like they are trying to game google’s blog search engine by hooking themselves to breaking news keywords.
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HOUSTON – Hurricane Rita roared toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts early Friday, a major Category 4 storm that spurred a traffic-snarled exodus toward higher ground and fears it could cripple the heart of the nationâ€™s petrochemical industry.
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A friend was asking today about how to improve her site’s ranking in google and it got me thinking of adding Google’s SiteMap and gave Arne Brachhold’s WordPress plugin a try. It was amazingly simple to install and
I’d upgraded to the latest iPodder (v2.1) on my Ubuntu (‘Hoary’) laptop today.
# tar jxvf iPodder-linux-2.1.tar.bz2
# cd iPodder-linux
# sudo ./install.sh
(take the defaults)
The only glitch is wx libraries aren’t in the default PYTHONPATH, so set this environment variable either at the command line, or pop it in ~/.bashrc
Now clean up a little bit…
$ cd ../
$ rm -rf iPodder-linux iPodder-linux-2.1.tar.bz2
Now, you are all set to start iPodder!
$ (nohup iPodder&) # or add it to a menu bar button
Getting closer to not needing any special knowledge to get iPodder running on a GNU/Linux distro…
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Just for searchers, this is the problem you see if you don’t set the PYTHONPATH:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "iPodderGui.py", line 38, in ?
File "/opt/iPodder/iPodderWindows.py", line 4, in ?
import listctrl as listmix
File "/opt/iPodder/listctrl.py", line 296, in ?
EVT_DOPOPUPMENU = wx.PyEventBinder(wxEVT_DOPOPUPMENU, 0)
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'PyEventBinder'
Last week I noticed that someone on myspace.com had linked to one of my photos and was stealing my bandwidth. There were a tons of hits from
Apparently like a picture of me in my pjs as a kid.
Today I looked at my weblog and found over 2200 hits from the AOL proxy server on 27 March from 4am through 6pm. Fortunately AOL aggressively caches, so they were all HEAD hits which doesn’t pull down a new copy, just checks to see if it is the same version they already have.