Archive of January 2005

Friday, January 07, 2005

A message from "Matt"

So this morning I checked my email and found I had a reply to my WearYELLOW LiveStrong entry.  I was a bit surprised by it because this entry is several months old.  But once I read the comment it was all pretty clear.  Obviously "Matt" is some sort of a religious zealot on a personal crusade against Lance Armstrong and his followers.  I couldn't help myself…I had to reply.  I had no idea of all the fun I was going to have once I implemented the commenting system in PolarBlog!
January 7, 2005 @ 01:49 pm | Category:
Thursday, January 06, 2005

PolarBlog User’s Page

Now that PolarBlog's usage has grown beyond, oh, I don't know…me, I've been contemplating putting a "user's page" on the site.  This would basically just be a list of linked sites.  I guess a "these people use PolarBlog" sort of thing.  If you're a user and you'd be interested drop me an email (kevinp ~AT~ or comment.


Being that for the most part I'm the only one that reads my musings, I've gone through my referal logs and tracked down a number of sites that are currently running PolarBlog.  From this I've now added a PolarBlog Users page to the PolarBlog site.
January 6, 2005 @ 12:51 pm | Category:
Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Comment Spamming

I guess the release of PolarBlog V1.4.0 was timed just right…

This morning when I checked my email I had a message that a comment was posted to my Ski Masks blog entry.  Initially I thought there might be another bug because the message was just a URL, not a text message.  Upon further review I must proclaim that PolarBlog is now officially "mainstream" as this is the first known incident of comment spamming.  It came from located in China.  It says it's an assigned address so I'm going block it by the full IP and see if I need to block a range or not.

The next major milestone for PolarBlog is making it to "Big Time" status.  That's when your PolarBlog installation starts getting flooded with automated comment spamming…which at this point I don't believe this to be.  We shall see if the rogue returns.
January 4, 2005 @ 12:43 pm | Category:
Monday, January 03, 2005

PolarBlog V1.4.0 Released

PolarBlog V1.4.0 has been released.  This release contains…

  • Display Disable Notice - When logged in, a notice is now displayed in the entry header if the entry is not set to display.
  • Topic Links - A list of topic links is now displayed in the right navigation menu.
  • Comment IP Blocking - All comments now record the IP address from which they were posted.  Additionally you can block IP addresses and IP ranges.
  • Topic Icon Sizing - The ability to allow for different topic icon images sizes has been added.
  • GZip Output Compression - The ability to compress the output from your blog to the browser has been implemented.

Bug Fixes
  • Updated entries display the creation date for the updated date.

Configuration Changes See the PolarBlog Changes file for more information.  Please see the PolarBlog Upgrading documentation for information on upgrading your installation.
January 3, 2005 @ 07:26 am | Category:
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