Archive for the 'Blogging' Category

Comment Spam

Friday, May 19th, 2006 • 1:20 pm

New measures to combat comment spam, and their possible consequences for you.

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Betalogue e-mails trickling in

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005 • 9:45 am

Problem with Betalogue e-mail delivery solved.

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Betalogue registration e-mails not getting delivered

Monday, August 8th, 2005 • 4:51 pm

Problem with Betalogue registration confirmations not getting delivered.

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Design Adjustments

Monday, August 8th, 2005 • 10:51 am

Some minor adjustments to the design of the Betalogue web.

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From pMachine to WordPress: Addendum regarding URL rewriting

Sunday, July 24th, 2005 • 4:29 pm

An addendum regarding URL rewriting for the pMachine to WordPress transition.

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From pMachine to WordPress: Rewriting the URLs

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 • 10:13 am

The last chapter in the switching saga: rewriting URLs

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New feed with entry excerpts

Monday, July 18th, 2005 • 3:00 pm

New Betalogue RSS 2.0 feed with excerpts only

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New Betalogue: Powered by WordPress

Saturday, July 16th, 2005 • 3:16 pm

After explaining the process of switching from pMachine 2.3 to WordPress 1.5, I’d like to address a few issues regarding this transition. First of all, I want to stress that this was actually a triple switch rather than a simple switch. I switched from pMachine to WordPress, but I also switched domain names (from […]

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From pMachine Pro 2.3 to WordPress 1.5

Saturday, July 16th, 2005 • 11:54 am

In spite of my earlier concerns, I was actually able to migrate from pMachine to WordPress relatively easily. Since, as far as I know, this procedure is not really documented anywhere on the web, I thought I’d share a few comments about the process, in case it might help out other people in a similar […]

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Welcome to the new Betalogue!

Friday, July 15th, 2005 • 3:14 pm

New address for Betalogue, new feeds…

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From pMachine to WordPress… or ExpressionEngine?

Thursday, July 14th, 2005 • 12:26 am

I am afraid my plans to move this blog to and start using a new blogging system have hit a snag. The basic problem is that there is no easy way to migrate all my existing data (blog entries, membership information, user comments) from pMachine to WordPress. Based on what I am reading on […]

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 • 12:07 am

Most Betalogue readers visit the site at its regular address, i.e. However, a couple of years ago, I posted a note about the fact that I had registered and parked the domain name and that it could be used as an alternative to access my main web site. Well, the time has come […]

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Contact by e-mail

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005 • 11:58 pm

In order to avoid getting even more spam, I have to take a few precautions. So if you want to contact me, Pierre Igot, the author of this blog, by e-mail, you can use my Gmail account. My Gmail user name is “latext“. The rest is the same as in any Gmail account ( Please […]

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Server problems

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005 • 6:59 am

Just a quick word to let Betalogue readers know that my host is currently experiencing serious problems and is in the process of moving me (and other customers) to a new server. Until then, there might be further interruptions of service at unpredictable times. I am supposed to be moved to the new server early […]

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pMachine: Customizing the comment form when registration is required

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 • 5:18 am

As regular Betalogue readers know, due to comment spam issues, I was recently forced to change the default behaviour on my blog for users wanting to post comments on a blog item. Betalogue readers now have to register before they can post a comment. Before that, unregistered users could see a form at the bottom […]

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