April 26, 2012 6:47 am
This morning you may notice some changes to plutor.org (unless you’re reading this in an RSS reader, in which case I invite you to check out what I’m talking about). For the past few years, my Twitter posts, photos, links I’ve found interesting, and occasionally music that I’m listening to have all been intermingled here as a life stream. I will no longer be featuring those things so prominently on this blog. Oh, they still exist, on Pinboard and Twitter and Flickr and elsewhere (you can find links to all of them on the bottom of the homepage).
But I’ve decided that this website should be more focused on my nerdly projects. You know, the visit all MLB parks and expected value of a Powerball ticket things. I’ve heard that people like those posts, and I like those posts, and I’d like to encourage myself to make more of them. And rearranging my online life is the best way I know to do that.
March 12, 2010 10:21 am
I just updated plutor.org to WordPress 2.9.2 (from the antiquated 2.7). It went smoothly on my end, and it looks like everything’s still up and running, but please let me know if you see any smoke.
April 18, 2008 10:54 am
Those of you who subscribe to my RSS feed will notice that this morning’s link had some link spam in it. It appears that my previous policy of never updating WordPress or any of its plugins finally led to a security breach. I dropped all work that I get paid to do, and I’ve now upgraded to WordPress 2.5. Unfortunately, this is a very new release, and it has broken the fancy del.icio.us and Flickr integration I worked so hard to setup. Hopefully, a FeedWordPress update will be out soon, and you can once again enjoy my nonsense at full-bore.
Update, 6pm: Well, it appears I was misinformed. FeedWordPress works just great. Thanks to Graham Leuschke for bringing the spammery to my attention.
September 7, 2007 8:40 am
There’s a serious dearth of FeedWordPress filter plugins out there. I aim to rectify the situation. FeedWordPress Collapse Filter will collapse multiple posts being imported from a single feed into a single post. I use it here on Plutor.org to keep Flickr photos (which I frequently upload by the handfuls) from overwhelming everything else. Each syndicated feed can be separately configured to collapse (or not) with a different time threshold.
Download FeedWordPress Collapse Filter 1.0
September 6, 2007 12:43 pm
In celebration of what was apparently Plutor.org’s sixth birthday a couple weeks ago, I hereby unveil version
2.0 7, let’s say it’s version 10 of my blog. Simpler, cleaner, no more silly orange stripes or fixed menus. I hope the individual pages put more emphasis on discussion, and I hope that in the future, I spend more time writing than linking.
Thanks to Brian and Chris for being the actual impetus behind this change. They staged a webdesign intervention, and to them I am grateful.