Eric Mesa | May 25, 2013
You may have noticed the images overlapping with the right-sidebar. That’s because I tend to write my posts ahead of time and I was expecting to have WordPress 3.6 and the new, wider theme by now. But I’ll keep going things this way because while it might be a bit uglier now, it’ll look nicer [...]
Eric Mesa | May 18, 2013
In response to the fact that most of the spam comments on my site are on older articles and given that historically no one has commented on posts older than a couple years anyway, I’m enabling WordPress’ auto-close on comments for posts older than 2 years.
Eric Mesa | May 7, 2013
A 1 May Ars article and 30 April Wired article mention that a UK company known as Gamma International is selling spyware that pretends to be Mozilla Firefox. Both articles mention that repressive governments have used it to spy on dissidents, but it’s unclear from the article whether the company purposely sells to evil governments [...]
Eric Mesa | April 27, 2013
I’ve had the same tagline for a long time, but it hasn’t always been the same. In 2007 I had a focus on computer animation where I now focus on photography. I’ve been watching a lot of presentations from Wordcamp 2013 and one of them inspired me to focus on trying to blog every day [...]
Eric Mesa | April 18, 2013
One day last week I was a little bored at lunchtime so I started clicking on the WordPress Dashboard links to different developer blogs. Turns out WordPress 3.6 is coming out soon and it’s going to focus on bringing post formats to the fore and creating a consistent way of handling them within the database. [...]
Eric Mesa | June 17, 2010
Know that there are a lot of errors on upgrading. Some files are not updating correctly via SVN. I had to do a fresh install and copy in my config/plugin/theme files. Annoying, but it’s done. I probably won’t be upgrading my other WP sites for a while.
Eric Mesa | June 17, 2010
Looks pretty awesome. I’m about to switch over. Hopefully nothing breaks.
Eric Mesa | January 17, 2010
Unlike some other web admins, I respect your ability to choose to have ads blocked. The ad providers brought them upon themselves by making ads really freakin’ annoying into the mid-2000s. I just want to say that I don’t run any of those kinds of ads on this site. I have an ad for Servint, [...]
Eric Mesa | December 13, 2009
I’m going to be moving my domain over to a new registrar in the next day or so (edit 14 Dec – I got extremely busy this weekend, so expect the possible change next weekend. At least this way there’s more warning time) and this site and other sites on this server may go offline [...]
Eric Mesa | July 23, 2009
Looking over my search statistics I saw the searches that had recently led to my blog. Here are the most recent ones with comments on the strange ones: mythtv totem makehuman review mario 64 3D model – I don’t think I’ve even mentioned this before. I’ve written about Mario and 3D models, but not 3D [...]
Eric Mesa | June 25, 2009
A while back in time (but only two posts ago) I wrote about my first bike ride on the BWI trail. A few days later I got an email on Facebook: My name is Marty and I happened along your BLOG about biking at the BWI trail. My first time riding the trail was Saturday [...]
Eric Mesa | March 17, 2009
Mysql database got corrupted so for a while there, the entire blog was out of operation. Fixed it and we’re back.
Eric Mesa | February 5, 2009
I last changed themes in April 2008. It hasn’t quite been a year yet, but as was the trigger last time, the latest version of wordpress doesn’t work with this theme. Last time it was tags and the time before that it was widgets. Now I want a theme that fully supports WordPress 2.7 – [...]
Eric Mesa | December 14, 2008
So, WordPress 2.7 is finally here. It’s their second visual refresh in a year and I have to say they have really outdone themselves. When they did the last change, I thought “wow, there’s no way they could improve on this.” and “I thought their old interface was good, but this makes it look like [...]
Eric Mesa | December 12, 2008
My site got pounded today like a beach on a windy day when I appeared on Linux Today. So I decided to install WP Super Cache. This should display cached pages to anyone who isn’t commenting so hopefully it will help my site deal with a lot more traffic. The traffic was so bad I [...]