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Sat, 24 Mar 2007

Playing with menu coloring again

After pointing someone to my website and getting the equivalent of "yuck!", I took another look at the color scheme. The menu colors didn't really blend with the rest of the site, so I changed them to blue on gray. It seems like an improvement.

Sat, 17 Mar 2007

Updated blog comments to contributed plugin pack 1.3.3

I've updated the comments plug-in functionality on my blog to the latest version. As a result, previews of comments will be generated in a more interactive manner. Things should still Just Work if you're using a text-only web browser.

For those of you who want to be able to get an RSS feed of all of the comments posted here. that functionality is apparently on one of the pyblosxom developers' to-do lists. It's possible to get RSS feeds for comments on individual entries, but I'm not going to advertise how to do that unless someone can convince me that people really are willing to subscribe to such things. The proposed comments-for-all-entries feed seems much more useful to me.

Fri, 16 Mar 2007

GFDL FAQ page set up

I've now set up a resource for explaining why I take issue with Debian's GFDL vote. mostly as a reference for when the topic comes up again. It's called Debian GFDL Dissent.

Update
I've modified the language of this blog entry and the FAQ to be less caustic for the sake of professionalism, and since I want it to be readable by those who are part of the Debian project. I'm also going to try to make this the last blog entry concerning the GFDL vote, in favor of just updating the blog. It's time to move on to other topics of potentially more interest to my readers.

Mon, 12 Mar 2007

Honey and Clover review added

It has been a while since I've enjoyed an anime enough to put a write-up on the site. The anime series Honey & Clover definitely merits one. Check it out at Website: Honey and Clover. In short: get this series — watching it will be one of the defining moments of your year if you are into anime at all.

Sun, 11 Feb 2007

Ease of commenting survey

I would like to find out if there are many false positives when posting comments to this blog. If you have tried to post a valid comment to one of my entries sometime in the past 4 months and it was rejected by Akismet, please email me (mwolson AT member DOT fsf DOT org) and either give the text of the comment or a rough idea of what it contained.

The reason I am doing this is because Akismet rejected one of my own comments to my "Scrapbook" page, and I received at least one other report from a friend that this was happening. This survey should give me an idea of the extent of the problem.

Sat, 06 Jan 2007

Ubuntu-specific repository now available

Since Debian has forced me to not distribute Muse's GFDL'd manual, I have prepared a separate Ubuntu-specific repository. It contains all of the software in the Debian repository, but with updated packages for Muse. I strongly recommend that even Debian users switch to this repository (though really, they should be switching to Ubuntu because it contains a non-crippled version of Emacs).

Update
See the Debian GFDL Dissent page for answers to common questions about my viewpoint on this issue.

Here's the /etc/apt/sources.list line for the new repository.

deb http://www.mwolson.org/ubuntu/ ./

Note: It is possible to upgrade to Ubuntu from Debian sarge by doing the following. Edgy is the latest stable Ubuntu release at this time.

  1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list to contain the following Ubuntu repositories (instead of those for Debian sarge)
  2. Run apt-get update.
  3. Run apt-get dist-upgrade edgy.
# Remove "multiverse" from each line if you don't want any non-free
# software.
#
# Remove "restricted" from each line if you care about non-free kernel
# modules.
#
deb http://ftp.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/ubuntu/ edgy main restricted universe multiverse restricted
deb-src http://ftp.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/ubuntu/ edgy main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ftp.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/ubuntu/ edgy-updates main restricted universe multiverse restricted
deb-src http://ftp.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/ubuntu/ edgy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ftp.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/ubuntu/ edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse restricted
deb-src http://ftp.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/ubuntu/ edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ftp.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted universe multiverse restricted
deb-src http://ftp.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted universe multiverse

Mon, 13 Nov 2006

About Me page updated (Fall 2006)

I've updated my Frequently-answered questions section on the Website: About Me page to remove a couple of obsolete items and add a few new things, such as the following.