Laughing Meme, Rebooted

January 10th, 2007


About a month ago the creaky, heavily forked, and largely neglected version of Typo I was using to host Laughing Meme, started blowing its brains out. And for the preceding 6 months I had been losing the war against comment spam. Additionally I had reached the conclusion that while Mongrel changes the game for Rails hosting, not enough to make it cost effective for a blogging platform. Time to reboot.


One month to the day, please welcome the new revived LM, now on WordPress!

This will mark my third attempt to migrate to WordPress, the last time was about 48 hours before I moved to Typo. Hopefully it will stick this time.

Pardon the Dust

Lots of work still to do on templates (they work on my laptop! what’s your problem?), some links are broken, I haven’t spent as much time crafting the feed formats as I’d like (terribly out of character I know!), and I haven’t migrated over the comments yet. All the old links should work, and if you do find 404 please let me know. (Not only are the permalinks from my Typo install working, but also all of those from the MT install before it!)

All One Big Stream

Given that most of my blogging lately has been link blogging, I’ve moved this content into the main stream (and the main feed). A separate feed just of links is still available, and as soon as I do a bit of hacking a stream of everything but links will also be available. I won’t however be pumping every bookmark, photo, twitter, and burp through this feed. Separate temple of ego may someday appear, but no one will be auto-subscribed, I promise.

WordPress Wants

Hey all you WordPress users. Do you know of plugins, snippets, or examples of:

  1. Good WordPress tagging interface? Don’t make me revive my tags4wp code. Please
  2. Stripped down posting interface?
  3. Good archives?

I Have No Blog, and I Must Share!

And by way of fair warning, I haven’t had a blog for a month, so expect updates to be a bit fast and furious for a while.

Thanks everyone for bearing with.

Photo by Drift Words

One response to “Laughing Meme, Rebooted”

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