Yet another programmer blogging about code


So, 2016 just happened

Wow. It’s been over a year since my last blog post. 2016 seems to have just steamrolled over me. This is not good! But I’m not going to let 2016 beat me completely, so there will be a few blog posts over the next few weeks. Get back in your box, 2016, I’m not done.

I twut

So I finally got a Twitter account. I figure everyone else is doing it so it must be nearly over, time to join. I’ll be twotting any new plugins and plugin updates there, so if you need notifications for those, please follow @webawareross. Just don’t expect to hear about which legumes I curried for breakfast (was borlotti beans today, will be split green peas tomorrow), what I’m listening to (Katalyst), or RT of k.rudd selfies.

Why I moved comments to Disqus

Running a blog, even a low-volume out-of-the-way blog like mine, attracts spammers. It’s a simple fact of life. If you have comments turned on, you will get spam. There’s lots of ways to deal with that, but no way to stop it coming. Lately, it’s been hammering the server hosting my blog, so I decided to change how I was dealing with spam by essentially outsourcing most of the problem to Disqus.

Not-daily blogging

I figured I might be able to make a blog a month, or even a fortnight, when I set up this blog. I was wrong… and I have no idea how some people manage a blog a day. Maybe they don’t have a regular job, family, chores, or a social life, or maybe they don’t sleep. Whatever; I could never do it. But I’ll try to manage at least one a fortnight from now on out.

First post

Yes, yet another programmer’s blog about programming. The intention is to provide somewhere for me to keep a record of some nifty tricks I’ve picked up along my travels, so that I don’t have to trawl through old code or doco looking for them. Storing them on a blog makes it possible for other people to learn from my mistakes make some use of such tricks also.

I promise not to post too many fanboi posts about Linux or anything… :)