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Blogging

Berbs.us Updated

My spontaneous Saturday night project turned out to be updating the blogging software that manages this site to Movable Type 3.2, the latest version released just this week. I took the opportunity to do some house cleaning and take care of a few other things I’ve had on my to-do list: Update the look of […]

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Blogging

Required Reading for Movable Type Users

Everyone running their blog with Movable Type should grab some of their favorite beverage and sit down for a few minutes to read the Six Apart Guide to Comment Spam. This guide was just released yesterday, and offers good background information about how comment spam is accomplished and also offers a good list of recommendations […]

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Blogging

Movable Type Upgrade

No sooner did I install MT-Blacklist yesterday when Six Apart released Movable Type 3.1. This is a Good Thing, but unfortunately, the version of MT-Blacklist I installed yesterday is not compatible with MT 3.1. So, I manually removed the Blacklist plugin, deleted its database tables, upgraded Movable Type, and then finally installed the new MT-Blacklist […]

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Blogging

Trackback Spam

The publishing system on the backend of berbs.us, is Movable Type which has been working pretty well for me overall. Lately, however, I’ve been getting nailed with hundreds of trackback spams. This is really no fault of Movable Type, but is more a result of spammers recently “discovering” trackbacks and flooding weblogs with them. As […]

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Movable Type

Tempting Fate With Movable Type 3.0

Yesterday brought the release of the Movable Type Developer Edition, so keeping with my reputation of being an early adopter, I upgraded immediately. The upgrade went smoothly, but I have to say that there doesn’t appear to be many new features, especially to warrant a 3.0 version number. The administration interface is cleaned up and […]

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Misc.

It’s About Time!

I’ve finally had enough time to play around with this site this weekend – it only took about a month for me to get to it! I’m attributing the delay on the following: I do web design all day at work, so I’m usually not jumping at the chance to do more at home Fall […]