AFdN Updates

Information concerning the website

FeedBurner Working Again

I think some stuff broke and so FeedBurner wasn’t getting the updates it needed to have RSS and emails working. They’re working now though!


Performancing Metrics No More

With the recent acquisition of Performancing by PayPerPost, I’m removing their code from my site. I think TDavid puts it best:


I’m not crazy about the performancing deal, which doesn’t include the ad network or Firefox add-on, but that’s life when you join a site that someday could be acquired by a different entity. Nick Wilson is calling this “good news” which I guess proves that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Besides, between the raw data collected by Apache and processed through Analog, AWStats, and Webalizer. Plus Google Analytics, it’s not like I needed yet another metrics meter anyway.

I also sent an email to them requesting that my account and data be removed:

To Whom It May Concern:

In light of Performancing’s recent acquisition by PayPerPost, I would like to request that my account be terminated immediately and all associated data be removed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

-Andrew Ferguson


Two Portfolio Inductions

Two more photos added to my portfolio, bringing the total up to 68 out of 7042 total pictures, That’s 0.965% of my total pictures. I think my goal is going to be to keep my portfolio at 1% of my photos or less.

Threaded (HDR) Arc
Threaded (HDR) Arc

Site Updates

It’s been a while since I’ve done some major updates. I just got done upgrading all the plugins, removing some I didn’t need or don’t use and even installing a new one. I’m thinking about changing the site design. I’m also going to do a bit of house keeping in regard to what I have listed as a page and what I don’t. I’ll try not to break anything, but if I do, please let me know.


Farewell Dear Friends

Howdy all,

I leave for the airport in about 45 minutes to fly to LAX, then I take off from LAX to London at 6:30. It’s an 11 hour flight, which should be interesting. Wish I could have spent more time with everyone, alas summer is short.

I plan to blog about Europe quite a bit, so be sure to check AndrewFerguson.NET often. You can also subscribe to my blog and get emails when I blog by going to: They only come once a day, so your inbox won’t be flooded. You can also unsubscribe anytime you like.

Until the next time,

Andrew Ferguson


Bit of Change

So I think I’m going to change what I write about. I’m going to change the format to more of journal format.

Update: This means more private posts.


Another Way to Digest Me

At least my website. If you want to know when I post something and get the full post in your email, sign up below. Of course, you’re already viewing AFdN in a RSS aggregator so you don’t need to also get the email…right?

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This is it, Folks

It all comes down to today. One day of finals. Starting with Physics at 8am and then Statics at 3:15pm. Then I’ll be done until August 22nd.

By the way, this is the 1250th post. I’m also only 11, 001 words shy of writing a quater million words in my blog posts (not including this blog).q


Finally, Error Page v1.2

It took a couple days longer then I had planned but it’s finally out:

Got all the Akismet features working. While the plugin will work without an API Key, you really should get one. All comments that are tagged as spam by Akismet are placed into an array in the WPDB. You can manage it from the regular Error Page management window. I used the Akismet Comment Spam plugin as a basis for a lot of the UI, so things should be pretty familiar.

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Dunstan-style Error Page v1.1

Layed the foundation for Akismet spam testing. If you have a valid API key, detailed error reports will be checked against for spam. YOU DO NOT NEED AN API KEY FOR THE PLUGIN TO WORK. My name was also hardcoded in one last place, so I took care of that. There was an issue with checking the referer that would return a false negative if the actual URL wasn’t receeded with WWW, so that’s fixed. I also coded some things in a rather crappy way, so I cleaned that up. Most of the plugin is now commented, so that should help anyone try to figure out what the heck I was thinking.