Saturday, October 31, 2009

Restored The Guestbook

— Matt Harris @ 11:52 am

The previous guestbook was being overwhelmed with spam, so I disabled it many years ago. Part of the site upgrade plan was to redo the guestbook as a WordPress Page, as Spam Karma 2 manages to deal with all of the spam quite nicely.

Creating the page was easy enough, and I was getting it. The difficulty was in linking it properly on the navbar. When I clicked on the navbar link, the entire site would end up nesting inside the main frame, doubling up the navbar:

Nested Navbar

For a long time, I thought this was due to the javascript file I used to make sure the navbar showed up. Turns out it wasn’t – I fixed it by simply having the link target “_parent” as opposed to the main frame.

One more mystery solved. Eventually, I want to get rid of the frames entirely. They are a legacy of the days when this site was strictly static HTML. Still, that is a task for another day.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Upgraded to WordPress 2.8.5

— Matt Harris @ 7:18 pm

Finally upgraded the site to the latest version of WordPress, after I learned that the 2.0 branch, which was supposed to be supported into 2010, was dropped early this year. Upgrading the site was painless. Upgrading my home mirror took about 6 hours, as I ended up having to install new versions of Apache, PHP & MySQL.

Also added a new logo – I think it looks much better than the old logo. Took out a couple of items on the navbar to the left. The links were very outdated, I don’t really use ICQ much anymore and the guestbook didn’t work on my home version of PHP. I plan on switching the guestbook over to a WordPress page sooner or later.

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Ardivan’s Keep Map Moving Up In The World

— Matt Harris @ 8:16 am

My map of Ardivan’s Keep, which is basically a redraw of the moat house from T1: The Village of Homlet, has moved up in the world. It has made it into the Dueling Analogs comic honoring the passing of Gary Gygax.

It is certainly a step up, being in the company of the co-founder of D&D and God.

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Sunday, January 7, 2007

Site Upgrade

— Matt Harris @ 7:09 pm

I am slowly working on upgrading the site, so the paginate plugin is disabled. In addition, there may be some outages in the future (for the weblog piece only) until the upgrade is complte.

Update: The site upgrade is complete. I have upgraded from WordPress 1.2 to 2.06. With the addition of the Bad Behavior plugin and some of the WordPress changes, hopefully I won’t see nearly as much comment spam.

Update 2: I spoke too soon. WordPress changed the way permalinks worked and it screwed up access to individual posts. Fixed, I believe.

We now return to¬†our regularly scheduled lack of posting…

Actually, I plan on posting more frequently; that was one of the reasons for upgrading.

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Saturday, March 18, 2006

March 11, 2006 Campaign Log Posted

— Matt Harris @ 8:27 pm

Rich Flickstein joined the group, playing the Human Fighter Kreiger Smith. The campaign log is here.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2006

February 25, 2006 Campaign Log Posted

— Matt Harris @ 9:42 pm

The campaign log for last session is here.

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Sunday, February 5, 2006

January 28, 2006 Campaign Log Posted

— Matt Harris @ 3:51 pm

A new player, Paul Graham, joined the campaign. He plays the Elven Bard Bazese Al’Goman. The campaign log is here.

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

January 7, 2006 Campaign Log Posted.

— Matt Harris @ 3:09 pm

After several months absence, mostly due to the holidays, the Cormarian campaign resumed on January 7, 2006. The campaign log is here here.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Campaign Log Updated

— Matt Harris @ 9:28 pm

I have posted the campaign log for the October 29th session of the Cormarian campaign.

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Sunday, October 23, 2005

October 15, 2005 Campaign Log Posted

— Matt Harris @ 6:03 pm

I have finally got around to posting the campaign log for the October 15th session of the Cormarian campaign.

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