Archive for January, 2004
I moved my web site (along with several others) from an old Pentium II server to a new, faster server this week. The old server was just barely able to keep up (especially since it was an R&D test machine) but the new one is a lot more burly. I don’t think it will have any trouble keeping up. I also moved our SpamAssassin application to new server hardware, since the old one was having trouble keeping up. Hopefully, this one will not have the nearly weekly “cannot allocate from the non-paged pool because the pool is empty” event id 2019 error.
I’ve had some time recently to fix some stuff that has been bothering me lately about my site. For starters, I converted the back end database over to MySQL. I’ve read some horror stories about folks that used the BerkleyDB for storing their MT databases.
The categories and dated entries have been reorganized and I finally fixed the extended forecast (since the Unisys SOAP weather feed is apparently gone forever. Sigh.)
Thanks to the original work of Luke Reeves, Gene Wood, and Cheah Chu Yeow I’ve created a Perl version of a MT-Blacklist updater. Like the last one, it gets the RDF feed and makes additions or deletions as needed to your blacklist. I have this version running as a scheduled task under Windows 2000 and it works swell.
» View the source code (Copyright © 2004 W. Tobias Simmons)
If you are as big a fan of Zempt, the offline blog publishing tool, as I am, then you will love this. It adds a “ZemptThis” item to your Interent Explorer context-menu which functions like the bookmarklets function from Movable Type. Just select some text on a web page you want to link to your site, right click and select “ZemptThis.” Download and extract the zip file below, then right click on the ZemptThis.inf file and select Install.
» Download ZemptThis (10/24/2003, 3K zip file, version 1.0)