The newest version of WordPress is out, Version 1.5. They seem to have improved the commenting and moderation system, so I’m tempted to upgrade, because despite implementing my own captcha, I got bombed without about 30 spam comments last night. Thank god for “Mass Edit” mode…

I might try playing around with my captcha a little more, but I’m having a hard time believing someone actually figured out a way around my little captcha just to post comment spam on my little blog with an audience of about 2. Thus, I think they’re exploiting a vulnerability within WordPress there and I may investigate that a little.

What bottom-feeders…:(

§48 · February 21, 2005 · Software, Technology · Comments Off on Pressing Words ·

I caught the last half hour of a great interview with Roger Ebert on the Howard Stern Show this morning. Although Ebert was on to promote his new book, the interview itself was all around funny and interesting and it showed that Ebert and Stern both possess a quick wit and a good deal of intelligence.

One thing that was fascinating: Ebert told a story about the last time Ebert saw his friend, Russ Meyer, alive. If you don’t know who Russ Meyer is, go read this work-safe article. Anyway, the “punchline” of the anecdote involved something Meyer had said on his hospital bed about a nurse and it contained the t-word.

But rather than just bleep the offensive word, the entire end of the Ebert’s story was edited right out. What made it fascinating was that when the edit occured, at that instant Stern wasn’t even sure what had made it out onto the airwaves, he had to check with his producer. What ensued was then a discussion of the FCC and its current censorship crusade.

Ironically, Stern’s show is usually much raunchier and this anecdote was actually quite innocent in comparison, but because it contained a single offensive word it was cut out…

§47 · February 18, 2005 · Entertainment · Comments Off on Meyer’s Doubleton ·

I thought I’d just post some pictures of the boys… Pure proud parent in action here. Read the rest of this entry …

§46 · February 17, 2005 · Kids, Life · 2 comments ·

Let’s say you’re cheap or you can’t afford a fixed IP address and let’s say you also want to be able to access your Linux box from the internet but you don’t want to have to constantly know the IP address of that box.

Well, if you have your own website (that supports PHP scripting), you can still get around this. Check out this article that I just wrote on how to work around this using some PHP, some Apache mod-rewrite and a simple cronjob.

§45 · February 16, 2005 · PHP, Software, Technology, Tips, Web · 1 comment ·

Since I’ve started blogging, I’ve come across Dooce. I check out her blog maybe a couple times a week. Some of what she writes really smacks home because her child is only about 1 month older than our twins. For instance, this entry in which she describes how annoying it is when her child grinds her teeth. Well, today I figured out what Jacob’s teeth grinding sounds like. Yep. Like somebody chewing marbles.

§44 · February 15, 2005 · Kids, Life · Comments Off on Chewing Marbles ·