Category Archives: Administrivia

Blogging Woes

I finally got yesterday's post up by generating the HTML from my Org source file and then pasting it into the WordPress editor. I'm still not sure what's happening. Very occasionally I can push a post with org2blog but most … Continue reading

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Problem Posting

I'm have a problem posting today's offering and I've run out of time to deal with it right now. I'll try to get back to it later tonight. If you're reading this, it means that it's not a problem with … Continue reading

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Comments

I've moved my comments to Disqus in the hope that that will be an effective way of keeping the spammers from using up resources and annoying my hosting provider. I've turned comments back on and we'll see how things go. … Continue reading

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Sorry

This morning I updated the .htacess file for Irreal in my seemingly never ending efforts to get spam under control. Sadly, while editing the file I hit 【Shift+x o】instead of【Ctrl+x o】and ended up blocking the site. If you tried and … Continue reading

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Comments

The spammers are hammering on the Irreal site again trying to post spam in the comments. They aren't getting through but they are consuming resources to the point that my hosting provider is complaining. Therefore, rather than risk having the … Continue reading

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Comments Reenabled

I've updated everything and turned comments back on. As far as I can tell, everything is working correctly. If you have any problems and can't leave a comment, email me at jcs at the domain of the blog. While the … Continue reading

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Comment Problems

Yesterday, a couple of readers emailed me that they were unable to post comments. When I tried to comment as someone other than me I had the same problem. After a little investigation I discovered that the problem involved the … Continue reading

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Comments Temporarily Turned Off

I'm temporarily turning off comments. I'll explain further tomorrow and, with any luck, have them turned back on by the end of Friday. Until then, please bear with me.

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Outage Status

I still can't reach the administrative page so I assume the WordPress attacks are ongoing. That's annoying but at least I've figured out how to push new posts. That still leaves those comments stuck in moderation, of course, but all … Continue reading

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Still More Information on the Outage

Here's another article on the ongoing attack on WordPress sites that helps explain what's going on. From the description of the attack, I think Irreal is pretty safe since we don't use stupid passwords but who knows. When all this … Continue reading

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