April 29, 2004

Movable Type "better_spam_protect" Plug-In

Link: Software Archive: better_spam_protect In the Movable Type weblog system, the names of entry and comment authors often are linked to their email address. Movable Type has a spam_protect feature... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:48 PM to: Blogging 'bout Blogging, Software, Spam
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Comment Author Email Addresses Enabled

A week ago I disabled links to email addresses for comment authors. Tonight, I enabled them again. When somebody leaves a comment, I don't spam spiders harvesting their email address.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 08:31 PM to: Administrivia
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April 28, 2004

Terra Toys Resurfaces

We've watched the growing gentrification of South Congress consume those places that created its character. The saddest news of all was reported earlier this year, when it was announced that... (read more)

Posted by chip at 07:46 PM to: Austin

Fresh Air and Wi-Fi

I'm currently sitting in the Council Committee for Telecommunications Infrastructure meeting. Jay Stone of Austin Parks and Recreation Department just announced that the city, in cooperation with a number of... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:09 PM to: Austin, Technology
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April 27, 2004

Wireless Shenanigans at the Hideout

Up until now, it's been a frustrating afternoon here at The Hideout. I was sitting in the back trying to use my laptop to do some work online. Wireless connectivity... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:40 PM to: Austin, Technology
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April 25, 2004

Movable Type MT-Blacklist Hack: Rebuild after Ping

I recently modified my blog to put the trackback information on the entry page, thus eliminating the separate pop-up. On a stock Movable Type setup this presents a problem. When... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:51 PM to: Administrivia, Blogging 'bout Blogging

April 23, 2004

Happy Happy Waffle House

Only twice have I begged my girlfriend for something. I begged her to get a cat. She refused, saying maybe someday. I'm still begging her—been at it for months. She... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:51 AM to: Austin, My Happy Life
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April 21, 2004

Comment Author Email Addresses Disabled

Entity encoded address obfuscation is a technique to protect email addresses on web pages from harvesting by spammers. Some months back, I posted a widely circulated article that demonstrates this... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:36 PM to: Administrivia

April 20, 2004

KNVA Broadcaster of Bigotry

In the wee hours of this morning, I happened to be playing channel clickey with the television remote. I switched onto KNVA channel 54 and saw one of the most... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:19 PM to: Austin
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April 19, 2004

CATool™ 1.3.1 Released

Today, version 1.3.1 of the CATool private certificate authority and X.509 certificate management system was released. I'm the lead developer, so this has been my focus of attention as of... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:18 PM to: Software

April 15, 2004

Cool Tools Community Goes Live

Link: Cool Tools for Change Community Forum. Last month, the LBJ School sponsored a Cool Tools for Change workshop. This workshop brought together people from the technology and non-profit sectors,... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:59 PM to: Austin, Technology

April 14, 2004

Wireless Etiquette in Meetings

The Austin Municipal Building has been lit up, so tonight was the first Telecommunications Commission meeting where I had wireless Internet access. At tonight's meeting we had a number of... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:28 PM to: Technology
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April 10, 2004

I Pity the Fool

I edit the monthly newsletter of the Capital Area Central Texas Unix Society (CACTUS). For your dining and dancing pleasure, here is an excerpt from my column in the April... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:31 PM to: It Amuses Me
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April 01, 2004

Wiki Experiment

Today, a fascinating experiment is happening over at MetaFilter. As an April Fool's joke, the site has been replaced with a wiki. People are already scribbling all over the home... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:29 AM to: The Net
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