Mar. 23rd, 2011

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When I was having major server crashes last year due to using ancient hardware and all of that, I lost track of my blogs while shifting things over and bringing up the new server. Of course, when I tried to restart the blogs, MovableType began complaining that it needed many more modules of Perl stuff before it would actually function. I looked through Blogger and found that lame, then Wordpress which wasn't bad, so I thought I would import my stuff over there and let them host for awhile. Great plan, except that I needed to export the blogs first. Of course, that would take resurrecting MT.

I used to have a lot more geekability than I do now, likely through beginning to lose patience in my old age ("you damn kids get off my Internet..."). The whole idea became daunting. I mused and fussed and tried to find something that would magically grab stuff from an MT blog and stuff it into the right places everywhere else and well, kinda failed. Fail fail fail.

Then I remembered CPAN. Hee hee. Useful little thing, which even works on Mac OS X server. And so off I went, installing module after module. I gleefully tried to bring up the control page for the blogs when.... FAIL again. This time due to an unhappy MySQL. Ok, now I'm out of my league, plus if I tinker around too much the evil Gaigemeister, keeper of the server, will have a small melt down, refuse to fix it because I was told not to muck around with it, and then my webstore and CUEW lessons and other websites and all of that would just go *poof* and it would be ALL MY FAULT.

So I asked Gaige WTF. He found TF and used the correct incantation and voila! Blogs. And yes, Kermit, yours is there too it seems. Oh hooray says me. Things are good. I'm running about 3 incarnations of MT old, but it's running, I can export if need be, and things are not so bad. I would like to find something that will simulcast new postings to multiple places, like LJ and one or more of my blogs, but I can continue looking for that later.

For those interested, the major blogs are:

Psychosensei
Non Fluffy Wicca

Maybe some more when I'm up for dealing with them....
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Interesting. On the quest to simulcast certain blog posts that might be important to someone, like let's say the dogs. Being dogs, you can't expect them to run all over the net looking for my words of wisdom, so instead now with just a few clicks, I can blather my stuff all over the net. Oh the wonders of technology.
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Yesterday, my friend Bandy told me about an app on Apple's app store ® (and don't you forget it) that was basically propaganda from a hate group focused on "fixing" broken gays. I couldn't believe that Apple would clear something so ridiculous for its ever so proper and non offensive app store ® so I went over and downloaded the app. Yep, he was right. It was all that and more. Jesus can save your gayness. Didn't matter that these same people also believed that Jesus MADE them that way in the first place, but who am I to argue religion with lunatics?


Of course, I immediately signed on to the petition to get Apple to remove the horrible piece of crap.


Today I got this email, which made me happy:



Dear PsychoSensei,


Amazing! After more than 150,000 petition signatures from Change.org members and saturation media coverage, news outlets worldwide are reporting that Apple has pulled an iPhone application launched by Exodus International that claimed to help "cure" gay and lesbian people.


This is a huge, public victory against the dangerous myth that gay young people can and should be "turned straight" -- a falsehood that contributes to the plague of depression and suicide afflicting these kids and young adults. Our friends at Truth Wins Out, the organization that started the petition on Change.org, are absolutely thrilled.


Apple did the right thing because an incredible 151,125 Change.org members -- including you -- stood together to demand it. We spread the word on Facebook more than 55,000 times. And together we attracted the attention of media around the globe, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, and hundreds of newspapers and blogs.


It's simply amazing. Thank you for making this victory possible.


- Eden and the Change.org team

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