Still don’t have things working very well around the website, and I know for a fact that the RSS feed is broken. Anyone feel like making some money converting the whole website to WordPress? I don’t have the time, but that seems like the simplest way to get things back to normal around here.
- Glenn Greenwald takes a look at The war on WikiLeaks and why it matters. The asymmetry of information that big government (and big business) rely on isn’t necessarily so good for citizens. That’s why Wikileaks is important, and why Iceland is looking at new laws protecting whistle-blowers.
- On a related note, I’m reading Michael Lewis’ The Big Short ISBN:9780393072235, which offers a look into why we had a huge financial meltdown in the US a couple years back. Again, asymmetric access to information, but it was the big Wall Street houses that were initially clueless.
So things are still busted around here, including the script I used to format the links, so if I screw this up building things by hand, the RSS feed may not work. But there’s a link you have to read if you’re even the slightest bit interested in motorsports.
Sorry for the lack of updates. The hard drive on my server died, and I’ve been busy trying to get everything transferred to a new server (I’m actually on my second, and may move to a third before everything settles down).
The current server has a limit on the amount of space I can use that’s about 40% of what I was using, so there’s lots of stuff missing, most notably the pictures I was hosting. I’m slowly moving them to my flickr account, though that solution doesn’t make me entirely happy, either.
The other thing that’s been slowing down updates is that the new server has much lower limits on memory usage, which means that some of the larger pages, like my list of quotes wouldn’t even process correctly. I’ve been fixing things like that as I go, but it’s not a speedy process.
Plus, I’ve been busy at work, so I haven’t had (or wanted) a lot of extra time for messing around with computers. I’m hoping to have things back to more or less normal around here by summer, but we’ll have to see what happens. Given the immense pain in the butt this has been, I’ve been thinking about just hiring someone to convert everything to WordPress and dumping my hand-written collection of bailing wire and duct-tape.