Archive for the ‘Administrivia’ Category

Migration to multisite on Amazon

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Hey, all, πŸ™‚

Took me a bit, but the site is now running on a WPMU installation on an AWS EC2 instance.

If you don’t know that any of those letter thingies means, don’t worry about it, it’s not important. It’s a geek thing…


Edit 2018/03/24 Now with HTTPS and an A+ security rating from Qualys SSL Labs, whatever that may mean…

Soul of a New Machine

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Ahey, πŸ™‚

Right, so, today, I updated to WordPress 3.5, and moved the blog to a new 64-bit server. Let’s see how it holds up… πŸ™‚

This is just so anyone who’s interested knows that this… “repository”… is still being maintained…


WordPress 2.9

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Hoy, πŸ™‚

So I finally went throught the hassle of updating to WordPress 2.9.

I say hassle because, whereas 2.8 was content to run on archaic MySQL versions, 2.9 finally got smart and decided it needs version 5. Alas, for reasons beyond the scope of this post, this machine was still running MySQL 4.0…

I was dreading this process, as every bit of MySQL documentation out there asks us to migrate versions sequentially, rather than skip steps, and most of the versions in between have been discontinued and are no longer available.


WordPress 2.8

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Ahoy, πŸ™‚


Everything was returning 404 for a while, there. A little tweak here, some config editting there, and everything is working again…



A Possible Revival

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Hello, all, πŸ™‚

So, I’ve been thinking of reviving this, for quite some time now…

As I continue to ponder on that possibility, I set out to finally find a WordPress plugin for aΒ Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, that actually works.

I finally think I may have found it.

SI Captcha for WordPress, by Mike Challis, has so far met with all the preliminary tests. So, I’ll leave it up and we’ll see if it works or not. Of course, if it doesn’t, there may not be a way for you to tell me so, but then again, most of the people that might even read this know me personally, so what the hell, I’ll risk it… πŸ˜€


Back from Gaming

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Hello, all, πŸ™‚

Lisbon is a very quiet place at 5AM on a Monday morning, which is the time we finally rolled the car into the garage after a gruelling, yet utterly satisfying, eleven-day RPG marathon retreat.

Yes, that’s right, eleven days. We left home just before midnight on Wednesday, the 6th, bound for the Algarve, a place called Chinicato (just outside the city of Lagos, and no, not Nigeria), which is about a two and a half hour drive. Then, for eleven straight days, we did nothing but eat, sleep and play RPGs.

We played Spirit of the Century, Dust Devils, Sorcerer and Mortail Coil, but mostly, we played Primetime Adventures. A whole five-episode-plus-pilot season, which, incidentally, marked my wife’s debut as head of the table, and she did a great job, so make sure to pat her on the back next time you see her!

As available time and energy permit, I’ll be posting Actual Play for all that stuff at the Forge (where else), and I’ll be editing this post for links, so stay tuned and be patient. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, it was a good week-and-a-half, but there’s no place like home, and I can’t wait to get back to my regularly scheduled weekly gaming.

In other news, it looks like my new anti-spam thingie isn’t working either. Bah…

Go Play!


2007-06-23: PTA Actual Play
2007-07-21: Sorcerer I Actual Play

The Slumberer Awakens

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Ahoy, πŸ™‚

Yeah, I been dormant!

But I’m awake again, or at least hopefully so. I got things to say again, and slowly but surely, I’m getting my life back onto its usual rhythm.

One, I finally managed to organize another RPG retreat. I’m not exactly sure where we’ll be going, yet, but I’m sure we’ll be going somewhere. πŸ™‚ I’m up for eleven days of non-stop RPGing! πŸ™‚ When I come back, I expect to post about it, so keep tuned.

Two, I’m finally gearing up to post a response to an oldΒ request. Apparently, folks (well, some of them) want to know how I set up my D&D campaign, and why I set it up like that, so I’ll oblige and answer.

Three, I started a traditional campaign myself. πŸ™‚ I never said it was a bad thing, I just said it was a thing, so there! We’re playing Bushido, by Bob Charrette and Paul Hume, the folks that later brought us that pearl of RPG lore that is ShadowRun.

Four, techie stuff, I’m a geek and I proudly admit it. You don’t believe me? Check out Geek By Proxy, my wife’s blog. Well, it’s empty right now, seeing as we just set it up, but the sheer fact that we did set it up should impress you no end. Be impressed!

That be it. I’ll try to keep awake, now.

Go Play!


Trackbacks Rule The World!

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Hey, πŸ™‚

They just do…


Spambots Ahoy

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

Hey, all, πŸ™‚

Ok, I’m getting just a little bit sick of flagging viagra and cialis sales site URL posts as spam.

Also, I want people to be able to post here and to see their comments online immediately, without having to wait for me to say that, yeah, they’re ok. Mostly, I don’t want people to think I might not want to hear what they have to say.

Of course, the operative word there is people. I really don’t want to sell phentermine here, mostly because I just don’t know what phentermine is… (and before you post a comment to this effect, I’d like to keep it that way, please, thank you vey much!)

In that spirit, I’m going to be trying out a number of Word Press plugins in the next few days. If you detect any problems, please bear with me whilst I endeavour to fix them.


Lisbon Gamer is ON!

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Hello, everyone!

I’ve been wanting to do this for the longest time. So now, after quite the number of long hours getting my already-proccess-riddled machine to accept that it too can run Apache and PHP, and Lisbon Gamer is finally on the air.