Articles tagged in playground

  1. WordPress Migration Notes

    Migrating from Movable Type proves to be pretty much straight forward, as WordPress has already had a well written and documented Movable Type importer, that imports everything including all post entries, comments and trackbacks. However, getting the old permalink to forward to my new WordPress powered link might not be …
  2. First Post in WordPress

    As of this morning, "Scott Yang's Playground" has yet again changed its software that powers the site. Last time, which was over 18 months ago, it was a conversion from PhpWiki to Movable Type. Since the Six Apart changed the license terms with Movable Type 3, I have been thinking …
  3. Dying hardware

    The computer that serves you this page is dying. Not yet, but bits and pieces are falling apart. My vintage CD burner has been generating more frisbee than ever. It started last week, and has so far produced half a dozen useless coasters. Using cdrecord, it would report that CD …
  4. Beginning and End of Random Quickies

    I have started the Friday Random Quickies on this weblog nearly one year ago, but has been getting slack over the past few weeks. At the end I am just too lazy to tidy up one big long post to flush out all the junk I've collected through out the …
  5. Re-styling

    I've changed the style of this blogsite, mainly on the CSS level. Layout pretty much stayed the same, but I might gradually roll out some planned changes over the next few weeks or so. It is now having cleaner lines, and feels more consistent on all the web browsers that …
  6. Site Spam/Virus Statistics

    Got my "bad mail" statistics page implemented to track down spams and viruses. A Python script is triggered when Clam AV quarantines an incoming virus, or when Spam Assassin detects an incoming spam mail. It inserts information gathered into a local MySQL table, where a web page would then pull …
  7. Bloglines Subscribers

    While browsing Bloglines, I discovered that it is actually possible to see the list of people that have subscribed to your blogsite. Well, at least those who opt to share their subscription lists. Moreover, you can look at what other blogsites their have subscribed to. My interesting discovery of the …
  8. Categorising Your Blog

    Many people have multiple blogs as they blog about different matters. There is diversity in one's life, and some bloggers also chose to express this diversity in different areas of their blogs. I also blog about different areas of my life. Usually these areas of my life don't correlate, but …
  9. Moving

    Tonight I will be moving the good old server from my old place on Kennedy Street to my new house on Gardeners Road. I am aiming to start at 10:00 PM, and hoping to get the box moved in 2 hours. Here is my plan: ssh into the box …
  10. Blog Stock Price

    After a few hacks last night I have made the stock price available on my Playground blogsite. You will see the box titled "Blogshares" on the right-hand side of the page, below the "Links" box, displaying some stock information that I have retrieved from Blogshares periodically. It is actually not …