Apache, PHP, Mac

The good news is that since the Mac OS X is based on the BSD flavor of Unix, it comes with things like PHP and Apache. The bad news is that both are pathetically backlevel. This is fixable, however, and I played with various options late last night. Right now…

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Mint, WordPress, and software philosophy

In my last brief entry I mentioned how I had broken the RSS and ATOM feeds when upgrading to WordPress 2.1.3 and then hurried to mention that it was not WordPress’s fault. I installed a new version of the Mint stats program a few days ago and I love it.…

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Up and running again

We’re back! My website sutor.com is now running on a new hosting provider and I think all the pieces are up and operational. The most time consuming aspect was uploading all the photos in the album. I’ve restored the WordPress database and it really couldn’t have been easier, given that…

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Disconnected

This week seems to have been a great big challenge in being disconnected, and not on purpose. I traveled down to North Carolina to give talks at NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, and UNC Charlotte. Aside from the normal running around doing things during the day, my Blackberry wasn’t pulling…

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How my website was built and how I might do it differently today

Effective January 1, 2010, this site does not use Drupal and instead uses only WordPress. It’s Saturday morning and I thought I would take a bit of time out to discuss how this website is built. It might be instructive for any of you who are thinking of doing something…

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Office 2.0 Conference: Esther Dyson

I’m sitting in the St. Regis hotel on 3rd Street in San Francisco, listening to Dan Farber interviewing Esther Dyson about the Office 2.0 concept and whether it is implementable. She’s made a couple of important points: she personally does not need Office 2.0 to do “data management” but rather…

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WordPress: No more WYSIWYG editing for me

I finally got tired of wrestling with the WYSIWYG WordPress entry editor after it severely mangled my last post about ODF and Python. I had been dealing with a few of its quirks such its bad habit of concatenating two paragraphs with a break between them. This time, it stripped…

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InformationWeek article + some thoughts

David Gardner just published an article based on an interview we did this morning about the ODF Alliance and recent ODF news concerning Google and Microsoft. It is up to Google to say what they want about this, but, as I noted last night, ODF Alliance membership jumped by 20…

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