Also new here is the upgraded WordPress 3.5, to which I made some small but very important contributions. Any WordPress author should be happy to know that I found and patched a bug that prior to version 3.5 caused WordPress to say your draft work had been saved automatically, when in fact WordPress was automatically discarding your work all along. I first noticed the bug in September when my website ate a fairly long article to which I had devoted some hours. I resolved the bug in the new version by removing the code that was causing the problem.
While tinkering with themes and WordPress, I also adjusted the printer styles so that it will be easier to print articles from this website.
The open source community website for eXtreme Message Board forum software went down Friday afternoon. It is now going on two days of down time, and has been replaced by an “Apache 2 Test Page.”
I wanted to share the news and offer a place for comments. I am one of the more active members of the community and already received some inquiries about this.
My position as a volunteer developer actually does not include administration of the xmbforum.com server computer. I was informed yesterday that the server was no longer running and would be restored from a backup copy. However, there is no current estimate for when the restoration will be done.
This is for a class where I will demonstrate how to start a family tree and begin researching the names of ancestors and relatives. My main points include how to use free, general-purpose genealogy databases, and how to balance the focus and relevance of different resources.
Welcome to the new and very different miqrogroove.com! Every five years or so, this website undergoes a major retooling to keep everything in line with my plans and expectations. Ten years ago, the transition was from GeoCities to a University of Michigan server, where the website experienced a period of rapid growth and change. That was the golden age of sharing files and sending e-mails through websites. Within five years after that, miqrogroove.com had moved to professional hosting and consisted of many thousands of pages in multiple natural languages. That period included the birth of social networking on the web, and common availability of megabit residential Internet service.
Today I am weighing three undeniable trends in the life cycle of miqrogroove.com. Most importantly is the fact that past phases of growth added some scrapbook-like features that were never updated. In a system of static files, it is very bad to do that because the addition of new content always increases the burden of management. Five years ago, the way to get around that problem on a budget was to design a custom web application from scratch, or even use a hideous pre-packaged web portal system. On the bright side, there are now mature, free, content management platforms spanning the skill range from sophomore webmaster all the way up to rocket-scientist information modeler. Setting up a weblog-style page is already second nature to the masses, so the weblog itself has become appropriately automated for adding and archiving pages of real content.