AFdN Updates Archives

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  1. One Site To Rule Them All

    I’ve spent a good chunk of time this week transitioning AFdN from a standalone WordPress site to be part of the ferguson.pw WordPress Multisite cluster. This is more cool for me than you because I now only have to manage one WordPress installation for everyone, rather than two or more installations. Huzzah! Some lessons learned:…

  2. Countdown Timer v3.0.6

    Sometime in June of 2012 I released version 3.0 of Countdown Timer. Before that, the last major release was version 2.4 in April of 2010. I’ve just been busy with other things1. The other reason was that the program had grown from it’s modest roots as a single 321 sloc2 program to a multiple files…

  3. Transition to LEMP

    If you’re reading this, it means you are using the new AFdN server! As part of my foolish reason plunge in to Virtual Private Servers. I’ve been able to migrate all the files moved over1, setup, and fine tune the new system. It’s not that I wasn’t happy with BlueHost, just that I had grown…

  4. Welcome to fremont.fergcorp.com

    For whatever foolish reason, I’ve decided to take the plunge in to Virtual Private Servers and sprung for a 1GB Linode. I’m actually kind of excited by this. It’s sort of like being back in high school and running my own server from my parents house. Except I’m ten years wiser…and married. Anyway, after some…

  5. Introducing AFdN.me

    Spurred on by the coolness1 that Viper007Bond (aka Alex Mills) enabled with his v007.me site-specific URL shortener, I have also implemented a similar functionality, also using YOURLS. a-n-d-r-e-w-f-e-r-g-u-s-o-n-.-n-e-t is 18 characters. I’ve managed to reduce that down to a mere seven (a 61% reduction in effort). http://afdn.me is primarily designed to serve at the short…

  6. Facebook Integration Philosophy

    I’m trying to figure out if and how to best integrate Facebook into AFdN (which I would then presumably roll in to AnRdC), as well as to also gauge understanding in the necessity of pushing to Facebook (via user participation, or lack thereof, in the form of comments/feedback). For several months now, I’ve been using…

  7. Milestone for WordPress self-hosted v0.9

    The website I made for Rachel and myself is, of course, run on WordPress. After looking through some themes, I eventually settled on the Forever theme. Forever is a WordPress.com theme, but can be downloaded via SVN from https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/forever/1 so someone can use it on a self-hosted WordPress installation. Everything was going great, but I…

  8. Servers Moved

    I’ve been moving around some of the technological assets under my control. I completed a Registrar switch in May. I’ve been working the last month to move servers. I’m still with BlueHost because they are great, I just moved to a box with fewer people on it (i.e. less resources to share). I also get…

  9. Moving Registrars

    I’m switching registrars so I can leave GoDaddy. There should be no issues since only the registrar data is changing. While this technically touches the DNS system, it’s only updating the registrar data at Internic and leaving the DNS servers the same (including the Start of Authority server). However if something does go wrong, now…

  10. Stop SOPA/PIPA

    I’ve been busy with work, but I’ve been keeping my eye on the news. Politics have always been a bit…screwy. I’m not sure if they’re getting more screwier or I’m becoming more aware of what’s going on. – maybe just more cynical. Representative Lamar Smith and Senator Patrick Leahy now joins the ranks of former…