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oks school wordpress

Akismet, thank you.

Akismet has been installed here on OKS Blog forever. As of today, October 26th, Akismet has blocked 1,000 spam comments from appearing here.

Thank you Akismet.

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fedora linux software wordpress

Things around here might get a lot faster

I was able to compile the memcache PECL extension for my copy of PHP on my Mac. Now I just need a separate machine for memcached. When I get such a thing, OKS Blog would be much better, as queries from the DB would be cached through memcached, and memory is *much* faster than hard drive.

Click on a few ads (seen near the top of the page) to support my crazy venture of a separate memcached machine, and we’ll see how speed improves when we get a memcached machine up.

The memcached machine will be running a stripped Fedora 11 install (as in no GUI), with a 64-bit kernel (because it’s a whole new machine I’m gonna put together). I know that memcached is used in the Fedora Infrastructure with MediaWiki. Possibly, I might have the wordpress-mu install use memcached as well.

For those of you who don’t know what memcached is, memcached is “a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.” (from the memcached home page) memcached came from LiveJournal, a project of Danga Interactive. We’ll see if when we get a memcached instance (if we get a memcached instance) things speed up.

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oks wordpress

All alone?

Am I the only active author on here? Is it the end of OKS Blog as we know it?

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twitter wordpress

It’s the 85th post

Here at OKS Blog, we’ve come a long way. We’ve faced downtime, but we prevail. I want you all to know how great you are and how important you are to me.

I’m very fortunate to have the number of visitors I have, and I’m fortunate to have the enthusiastic authors here as my friends.

It’s been a long time coming, and one more comment will be the 100th comment.

I am happy to continue administering OKS Blog, and we will continue to flourish for years to come!

Thanks,

Darren VanBuren

Administrator of Onekopakaspace

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firefox wordpress

Posting here from ScribeFire

In case you don’t know what ScribeFire is, it’s an addon for Firefox that lets a user write posts from the bottom of Firefox without ever leaving the web page you’re on. You can get it at http://tinyurl.com/yrnml6.

ScribeFire allows you to post to blogs such as WordPress and Blagger. This blog, in fact, is supported by WordPress. What I would like to know is if it is possible to post to this blog. The site editor can reply to this post by including a list of steps to set up ScribeFire to post to here.

UPDATE (6/15/2009 @ 7:20): The site editor has replied

OKS Blog is powered by WordPress 2.9-rare (as I write this comment).

Setting up ScribeFire to post to OKS Blog is easy.

Just use http://oks.verymad.net/~onekopaka/blog/ as the URL and your username and password to login to the Admin interface here.

-Darren VanBuren

UPDATE (6/15/2009 @ 15:46) by Darren VanBuren:

My last name doesn’t have a space…

UPDATE (6/15/2009 @ 16:25)

Hmmm… I’m trying it out and it doesn’t seem to be working. When I try to load a post, it refuses to load. I just have to try publishing a new post.

16:30 – ScribeFire can now post (I sent a test post), but can’t edit. Looks like Mr. VanBuren will have to work this out.

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twitter wordpress

We have a twitter account!

Onekopakaspace Blog now has its own twitter account for it to tweet to. Isn’t that cool? It’s @oksblog for you to follow.