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GReader shared items

If you’ve read this blog for a while you might notice I haven’t been posting stuff from other sites/blogs on here as often, this is because I’ve switched to using Google Reader and I’ve been sharing links with the sharing feature in Google Reader. Until FeedBurner adds the capability to burn GReader shares into my main RSS feed, you can look at my GReader shares here, and there is a feed for the shared items here. For those who still comes here with a web browser, there is a “clip” on my shared items on the left sidebar as well, below the categories…

IP change

Since ServerBeach still might have ARP problems with the primary IP of my server, I’m switching my blog hostname to use one of my secondary IPs, this should minimize possible downtime at least for the blog… I have configured Apache to listen to both IPs for now, so everything should work… Please leave me a comment to report problems…

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Switched from AuthImage to Akismet for spam protection

Most people didn’t like the way comments were handled with authimage and also the fact that I required a user to be logged in to comment… I have just removed authimage and adopted Akismet, let me know if this is any better!!

Stop Comment Spam and Trackback Spam « Akismet

Automattic Kismet (Akismet for short) is a collaborative effort to make comment and trackback spam a non-issue and restore innocence to blogging, so you never have to worry about spam again.

Technorati now indexing my site *again*

I’ve noticed that Technorati has not been indexing my site, not sure why. I have WordPress setup to ping them automatically, I blog with Etco it also pings them automatically. I even went their Technorati’s site and manually ping’ed them. Nothing worked… Contacted their tech support and I’m still waiting for a reply. I ended up deleted my “claim” on my blog, waited a couple of minutes and “re-claiming” it, and now it’s being indexed again. I have no idea what happened… I hope they’d send me a reply some time today or tomorrow…

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Sarge upgrade in progress

I just kicked off the server upgrade from woody to sarge, hope this will go smoothly… Wish me luck! 🙂

UPDATE: It only took about 45 minutes and everything seems to be running smoothly. I haven’t updated the kernel yet though.

Introducing David Wong’s blog

David is an old friend from Hong Kong, genius in biology back in our “secondary school” days, he was also quite good in computer science and electronics. He went to medical school, and is now a general practice doctor in Hong Kong.

He turned his personal site into a blog recently. check out the site, or the RSS feed.

Considering upgrading my server to Sarge

So sarge, the newest stable version of Debian, has been out for a while. My friend Dan has upgraded his server (he gave me free hosting there for years, until I got my own server), and it went smoothly with the exception of some LILO or GRUB problems (I need to ask him what it was exactly, my server boots with GRUB). I replaced “woody” with “stable” in /etc/apt/sources.list, updated the packages list, and here are the aptitude outputs…

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crib

seoulfully asked for some pics of my new place, so I just took some and posted them here, quality wasn’t that great, I used the EOS batch processing program to turn the RAWs into JPEGs. Obviously, I am missing a dining table, Ikea was out of stock. I also need to find a big rug for my “study”, which is supposed to be a dining room, but I don’t need a dining room…