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WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Monthly Archives: September 2003

Remembering 9/11

Two years ago today, the world was stunned by terrorist attacks in which hijacked airliners brought down the World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon building, and resulted in the crash of a fourth plane in Pennsylvania. Here in the US, flags flew at half-mast for weeks on end, and I’ll probably never again be able to see a flag at half-mast without remembering the sense of mingled sorrow and determination that swept our nation during … Continue reading


I mentioned earlier that I have converted my site to WordPress, and set up link redirection for the old links. There’s some discussion going on over at Alex’s site about this subject as well. I figured I’d put up some notes about what I did. First of all, for a couple of static links, like for my RSS files, I just added some redirect directives to my .htaccess file, like so: # redirect the old … Continue reading

Powered by WordPress

Alex King beat me to it, but I’ve finally converted my blog to WordPress. I’ve been working on the conversion on-and-off for the last couple of weeks. I have redirects set up for my old URLs. If you notice any major problems, please let me know.

Fighting Blog Comment Spam

Recently, several blogs, including the WordPress Development Blog, have been hit by spammers. The spammers post comments containing links to porn sites across a spectrum of different blogs. This has sparked some discussions about various ways to handle this type of problem. I’ve posted my thoughts on my War on Spam site.

SSH Bouncing

Okay, here’s another example of me using my blog as auxiliary memory storage and bookmarking. Here’s an article on SSH Bouncing, or a way to use SSH to tunnel a connection between two firewalled machines via an outside SSH server. I’ve always figured there must be a way to do this, but I didn’t realize it was so easy. via Holy Shmoly!