2017-05-13

10 Years

This blog is 10 years old. I’d planned to write a retrospective and publish it on the anniversary, but I completely forgot. I did post a new version of Chuckie Egg the day before which was far more entertaining.

In the first post, entitled “Go!”, the blog was running on WordPress and I complained that I didn’t have time to write my own blogging software. After 10 years and 518 posts, the blog runs on my own blogging software that is written in Go. I like to pretend that was clever foreshadowing.

2013-09-07

Auto-Disable Gobble Comments

Here’s a neat new feature added to Gobble a couple of weeks ago: comments can be automatically disabled when a post reaches a certain age. I’ve enabled it in this blog and spam has dropped from a few dozen comments a day to zero.

I need to tidy it up a little. At present, it looks like comments are still enabled until you click through to the post itself. I couldn’t get my initial plan working, probably because I’m pushing the templating system too far. Also, I switched to a singleton for the config settings, which might not have been the best way to implement it.

2009-10-04

Theme Update

I keep an eye on Steve’s blog. He provided the original code to remove Woopsi’s dependency on PALib, for which I remain grateful. Anyhoo, he recently installed a swanky new theme called “Inove”. It’s something I’ve been after for a while: a clean, readable, two-column layout. I’ve stolen it, added a little more monkey to it, and installed it on this site.