posted: September 27th, 2007 · by: Sven
I mean, really … aren’t there any more important things on earth than a tagcloud plugin for your favorite rockstar blogging engine? Most probably! But then again, on my blog I really love to use stuff that pays some attention to details. Somehow a piece of great code can save my day.
The Mephisto community has come up with at least four different tagcloud plugins yet and none of them seems to meet the usual, basic requirements. There’s one plugin though that - with just some additional love - could pretty much make its way to the perfect Mephisto TagCloud plugin.Read the rest of this entry
posted: September 25th, 2007 · by: Sven
After I had revamped my initial experimental approach to the “Inverse Captcha” anti-spam technique as a regular Mephisto Plugin lately I have promised to explain how you can use it to get rid of your blog comment spam.
This plugin is getting a bunch of additional attention these days, especially after it was linked to in Quarks’ Ruby on Rails Security Guide. So, some additional information is past due. There you go.Read the rest of this entry
posted: September 16th, 2007 · by: Sven
Sometimes you just want less noise in your log files, especially when your Globalize setup runs pretty fine and you don’t need it to tell you about every single move it makes: Globalize can be just too chatty then.
Joost Hietbrink thought this, too, and sent me the following code snippet. So you don’t need to suffer from Globalize’s chattiness any more :-)Read the rest of this entry
posted: September 12th, 2007 · by: Sven
posted: September 7th, 2007 · by: Sven
The original article is pretty long already and I guess it makes sense to post this tip as an article on its own. So here we go …Read the rest of this entry
posted: September 5th, 2007 · by: Sven
Ok. I’ve upgraded my blog to Mephisto Edge.
It’s been something like nine months since the last official 0.7.3 Noh-Varr release and in Rails time that’s a pretty long time. There’s a lot been happening in Rails Edge and it just made sense to catch up with these things a bit.
So I decided to invest the time to upgrade, do some fixes and cleanup and generally bring my blog setup in a better shape again. If you’re running Mephisto and consider an upgrade, some of the following observations and notes might be of interest for you.Read the rest of this entry