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Old content imported

<p>Not sure if it'll show up in RSS. Also no way to page through it. And old comments not yet imported. And most of the img links are broken. </p> <p>Avoiding linkrot is hard.</p>
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Blog implies comments

<p>I wrote up some comments stuff. Please drop a line. It's all very lightweight and unauthenticated so I feel free to delete anything that looks like spam or trolling etc. But I do like comments, so please feel free to post something if you're still reading this!</p>
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Jane implies blog

<p>Yesterday, Jane laughed.</p> <p>Today, I finished the blog backend I've been hacking together over the last few weeks, so I could post about Jane laughing. It was one of Jane's first Firsts that I had a direct hand in, and it induced a little proud-father moment for me.</p> <p>Thanks, Jane.</p>
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Photos Two Point Oh

<p>After a long drought of photo postings, I've fiinally switched to Google's <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/rob.ewaschuk">picasaweb</a> with the iPhoto plugin. It's a pretty smooth process, except picasa doesn't pick up the album date from iPhoto, so you have to do that yourself.</p> <p>The wiki is currently dead, so I replaced the little wiki feed on the web site with a photos feed.</p> <p> I haven't captioned them yet, and I'm not sure if or how I'll import all my old photos (it looks like that would use up all my space anyway). But, this accomplishes one of my <a href="http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=ddvnbrz_27hm92snhr&hl=en">goals</a>, namely "Catch up photos -- big back-posting, plus some better system for posting." Yay. </p>
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Spring Cleaning

<p>It's a pissing rainy day, and I'm oncall. My economics course is done, and I barely got any sleep. </p> <p>So I did some spring cleaning -- finally got rid of the old server that I've been paying for unnecessarily for about 6 months, woohoo. And cleaned out some spam from the wiki, and added High Tech Spam Protection&trade; to this blog; you now have to put the secret password ("potato") in the right place when you post a <a href="/blog/meta/spring-cleaning.writeback">comment</a>. Please let me know if you can't make it go.</p> <p>I also cleaned up my laptop, wasted three DVD+R disks trying to backup photos, cleaned up the <a href="/links">links</a> section, and dropped the completely-stale <a href="/projects">projects</a> section from the left bar.</p> <p>Not that you care.</p> <p>Oncall again tomorrow for the long weekend, and my parents are coming to visit on Thursday so I'm taking Friday and next Monday off. Woohoo! </p>
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New Server

<p>If you're reading this, something worked.</p> <p>We changed servers, from <a href="http://openhosting.com">OpenHosting</a> to <a href="http://rimuhosting.net/">RimuHosting</a>. OpenHosting was not serving all of our needs, and was running on outdated software for virtual servers like ours (A computer that simulates being several computers, so each person perceives having a whole computer to themselves).</p> <p>OpenHosting had excellent support, however they screwed up a bit at the end, not knowing why we had a port apparently open. This happened to coincide with a misconfiguration of the mailserver that made it look like we had been hacked and were sending spam (in fact, we were sending spam briefly, which really sucks, but entirely because we left the front door open, not 'cause someone snuck in the back one.)</p> <p>So anyway, now we're on a shiny new server. You shouldn't notice a difference, except that the wiki is down for a bit. </p>
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Renamed

<p>I've renamed my blog. No longer does it share its title with a Pixar film. </p> <p>It's now called ... wait for it ...</p> <p>"Blog".</p> <p>Oh yeah. </p>
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Blog Lost!

<p>As you've probably noticed, my blog disappeared.</p> <p>I don't know why. My guess is a security breach, especially after hopping through so many dodgy internet cafes. I got complacent I guess.</p> <p>For now, if you know what a cache is, and know how to search it, I'd appreciate any cached copies you may have lying around, especially very old ones (I have most from the last two months I think). (Hint: Search for "A Bug's Life")</p> <p>I'll try to restore things to some semblance of sanity soon, but I lost a lot of other stuff too so it may take a while.</p> <p>I'm in Waterloo. It is good. </p>
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Recovering

<p>Well, I got some of it back. It ain't nearly as good as it looks...I only have the 10 or so most recent entries, plus older emails (Thank's Tony!) which is enough to make it superficially back, but all of the entries from Finland are gone, basically. All comments are gone, too, even recent ones.</p> <p>Everything should come back online slowly as I take study breaks. </p>
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Partial Recovery

<p> Well, I've got some of it back. Many old entries are there, minus links and other formatting, and anything that used to have a "Continued..." link is still gone.</p> <p>There's still dwindling hope that <a href="http://www.1and1.com/">my ISP</a> will bother to recover the files that they lost, but that seems unlikely.</p> <p>Comments and stuff will be back soon. The navigation system is there again, mostly. Once I think everything's back to normal I'll let you know and you can criticize appropriately. </p>
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New Colours

<p> <p class="recovered-entry">This blog entry was lost by my <a href="http://www.1and1.com/">ISP</a> and they did not recover it. A fairly complete copy existed on blog aggregators, but it may have lost formatting or links.</p></p> <p></p> <p>As promised, the purple-and-yellow "easter" colour scheme, referred to as "gay" and "flamboyant" by my faithful readers, has been replaced by a somewhat more stern and manly slate-and-orange. Hope you like. Still not happy with links + hovering, but there's only so much time one should spend on these things, and I've far exceeding that limit. </p>
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Features and Bugs

<p> <p class="recovered-entry">This blog entry was lost by my <a href="http://www.1and1.com/">ISP</a> and they did not recover it. A fairly complete copy existed on blog aggregators, but it may have lost formatting or links.</p></p> <p></p> <p>I've created a to-do list on my wiki for things that need to be done on this website. I would appreciate contributions to it. For most people, that means telling me about things that don't look right, or features you want. For some people, it will be geekier things like making everything XHTML and that sort of thing.</p> <p></p> <p>Or if you don't want to learn how to use a wiki, you can just post a comment here. I'd appreciate it, really. </p>
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Anybody using RDF/RSS for this blog?

<p> <p class="recovered-entry">This blog entry was lost by my <a href="http://www.1and1.com/">ISP</a> and they did not recover it. A fairly complete copy existed on blog aggregators, but it may have lost formatting or links.</p></p> <p></p> <p>I never use RSS streams. Is anyone using them on this blog? Do they work? Anything I should do to make them better? </p>
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Bobby Compliance

<p> <p class="recovered-entry">This blog entry was lost by my <a href="http://www.1and1.com/">ISP</a> and they did not recover it. Only a <a href="/blog/meta/partial-recovery.html">partial recovery</a> was possible from external copies on blog aggregators.</p></p> <p></p> <p>Geekiness... There're many different ways for a web page to be wrong, most of which don't matter 99% of the time. One of them is accessibility, particularly to the blind and others who use screen-reading software.</p> <p></p> <p> </p>
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