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1. thatlinuxbox.com now supports OAuth
This site now supports OAuth logins via Google, Facebook, and Twitter. I have upgraded to the latest Geeklog version 2.1.0, available from: https://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php/1130 This prompted me to make some changes to the theme. I have my site logo working again and now looks good even on mobile devices. I should ...

2. Woops and Spammers
Woops! While trying to update some Geeklog plugins to help fight the Spammers (I am getting hundreds and hundreds of bogus user registrations per day), I broke parts of the site. I am normally more careful about making a backup immediately before starting an upgrade, but in this case, I ...

3. geeklog plugin updates for Geeklog 2.0
I have upgraded my blog here at http://thatlinuxbox.com to Geeklog 2.0. You may have noticed that I am still tweaking the layout and theme (yay for mobile-friendly). For compatibility reasons I upgraded to the latest version of the following plugins: CAPTCHA 3.4.1 http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php/1109 SocialShare 1.2 http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php/1053 Autotags 1.1.0 http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php/1061

4. thatlinuxbox.com upgrade in progress
Excuse the site layout, etc. I am in the progress of upgrading to Geeklog 2.0 and will be playing with themes and functionality.

5. Trackbacks and Pingbacks are now disabled
Sorry Spammers, I am tired of useless trackback and pingback traffic. I have decided to disable pingback and trackback here on my thatlinuxbox blog. Hopefully I can spend my time on better things than deleting spammer garbage.

6. thatlinuxbox upgraded to Geeklog 1.8.0
Finished the upgrade of Geeklog (the engine that powers this site) to Geeklog 1.8.0. Geeklog 1.8.0 is available for download from: http://www.geeklog.net/filemgmt/index.php/1060 I had no troubles, Geeklog 1.8.0 seems to be compatible with the plugins used on this site (Autotags and SocialShare).

7. Installed the SocialShare geeklog plugin
This plugin adds social network buttons to each geeklog story and makes it easier for readers to share a story with others. Available from SocialShare Plugin. I had some trouble with this install due mostly to documentation issues.

8. Changes to thatlinuxbox style sheet
I made some minor changes to the thatlinuxbox style sheet. I adjusted the size of some of the headings, decreased the font size for most of the text, and changed the story body text color from black to a dark grey (that's #333333 for you web geeks).

9. Installed the Autotags geeklog plugin
This plugin makes it easy for me to add links to youtube videos or other targets using geeklog autotags. Available from Autotags Plugin.

10. thatlinuxbox upgraded to Geeklog 1.7
Finally got around to upgrading the site to the latest version of Geeklog.

11. New blog topic for Running posts
I decided to create a whole new blog topic to congregate my Running posts. http://thatlinuxbox.com/blog/index.ph...ic=running I guess this means I will have to continue posting about running... which means I will also have to keep running... so really this is a motivational tool as well.

12. Geeklog in Google Summer of Code 2010
Geeklog is the CMS / Blog engine written in PHP that powers this site (http://thatlinuxbox.com/blog/). The Geeklog project has been accepted as a student mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code(tm) 2010. This is Geeklog's fourth year in the program. For more information, see: http://www.geeklog.net/article.php/su...-code-2010

13. thatlinuxbox new logo and a comment on purple ...
I have been spending time in the Gimp making graphics for my wife's web site, so I decided to make a logo for my blog. It is not fancy, just a retro tech font with a transparent background. Here's what it should look like in the header bar for thatlinuxbox.com:

14. Canceled my A2 Hosting account
As mentioned in thatlinuxbox.com now runs on a Linode, I switched from A2 Hosting to Linode a few weeks ago. The new Linode server is running great so today I canceled my A2 Hosting account. I ditched A2 Hosting because the low apache MaxClients settings meant my sites were giving ...

15. thatlinuxbox.com now runs on a Linode
Due to issues with shared web hosting plans (mostly due to insanely low apache MaxClients setting), I have moved all of my thatlinuxbox sites over to a Xen VPS solution offered by Linode.com (www.linode.com). Linode compares well with SliceHost and other VPS providers, although Linode offers 360 MB RAM and ...

16. Amazon.com Advanced Book Search cannot "NOT" anymore
It all started with me wanting to find "Science Fiction books published last month that were not about vampires." According to the Amazon Advanced Search page, the minus sign "-" is supposed to indicate a "NOT" search. I started by searching the books section for "-vampires". Amazon says: Your search ...

17. Hosting Delivery is still alive
A few weeks ago I posted Hosting Delivery appears to be dead. Well, they did finally respond to my support ticket after I had already moved my content to a new web hosting provider. It sounds like they are still in business. {{support at hostingdelivery.com wrote: Thank you for your ...

18. Hosting Delivery appears to be dead
My old web hosting company Hosting Delivery (http://hostingdelivery.com) appears to have disappeared, closed their doors, gone out of business, or just plain quit. HD let their domain name expire and they no longer respond to support tickets. The web server machine was still up and my sites continued to work, ...

19. Blog is back online!
After about a year, I am blogging again. I still have some theme and layout changes to make but all of the old content seems to be here. It appears that RSS feeds are working now, too.

20. Dan has a new web site and blog
Here is my first post. Bask in its glory.



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