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Welcome to BlueFlame

posted 29 June 2005 15:36 by Derek Lakin :: 2 Comments
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Those of you visiting the site with a browser (instead of reading posts with an aggregator) will have noticed that the site has a snazzy new look-and-feel to it. As I mentioned before I was bored with BlueCurve and it was time for something different, Read More

Site Configuration Tool

posted 27 June 2005 10:26 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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When Community Server 1.0 was released people like me had a hard time getting it to work for a single blog installation just like I used to have when using .Text. There were a few tutorials/articles around that explained what to do, but I never got Read More

CS 1.1 Upgrade

posted 22 June 2005 12:15 by Derek Lakin :: 4 Comments
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After a bit of fighting and a few heart stopping moments* I've managed to upgrade my installation to CS 1.1. Those of you who actually visit the site (rather than read my posts in an aggregator) will have noticed that my old BlueCurve skin is not Read More

Sauce Reader Gets an Update

My aggregator of choice has Sauce Reader from Synop for quite some time now and today they released a brand new version jumping from v1.10 (BETA) to v2.0 (BETA). Apparently this new version is "A complete rewrite, Sauce Reader 2.0 is dramatically faster, Read More

imeem Chat Window Updates

posted 28 April 2005 14:29 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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I'm not sure what else has been updated in the new version of imeem that was released today (, but the chat window has been updated considerably from a visual point-of-view: As you can see, the person I was talking to thought it Read More

CAPTCHA Back on Digital Thoughts

posted 06 April 2005 13:18 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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When I migrated to Community Server I couldn't keep using Miguel's CAPTCHA control any more because it didn't support Community Server. Now, thankfully, he's updated his control and so the CAPTCHA is back on Digital Thoughts. What makes this version Read More

Which Flock Do You Follow?

posted 29 March 2005 09:42 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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I know there are thousands of these things around, but every now and again it can be amusing to try them out and to be honest I do more than I post about. It just so happens that I thought this one was right! Which flock do you follow? this quiz was Read More

Public Journalism

posted 23 March 2005 11:44 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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Thanks to a new service called NowPublic the worlds bloggers, photographers and wannabe journalists can contribute to the news. "The news is now public thanks to new technology like camera phones, digital cameras, blogging tools, and RSS standards. Read More

Who's Who at imeem

posted 10 March 2005 17:44 by Derek Lakin :: 2 Comments
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Thanks to Ted for sending me this before they post it to their own website. Jan Jannink PhD, Co-Founder & President A PhD graduate from the database group at Stanford, Jan invented the database architecture and the meem data model that serve as the Read More

BlueCurve Skin for CS :: Blogs Released

posted 06 March 2005 15:44 by Derek Lakin :: 11 Comments
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Now that I've made the switch to CS :: Blogs I've also ported my original BlueCurve skin for .Text. The skinning process is much easier with CS :: Blogs as there is much finer control over the elements and I'm happy with the result. I haven't skinned Read More

Welcome Back ...

posted 06 March 2005 09:27 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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... to the Link Blog and Blogroll. Many thanks to Jacob Carpenter for updating his LinkBlog control, so now both instances on my blog are cached, which should stop the errors that were being received previously. I've also extended the presentation Read More

CS :: Blogs Annoyances

posted 03 March 2005 11:24 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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So far so good with CS :: Blogs, but there are a couple of annoyances: I had to go through two community-provided tools and several attempts with each before I could migrate my content. Back in November (if not before), upgrade scripts were promised Read More

Date-Based Archives in CS :: Blogs

posted 03 March 2005 11:11 by Derek Lakin :: 2 Comments
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After migrating all my .Text content in to Community Server I found that the date-based archive links didn't work properly (see post on the Community Server forums); most months would display no posts at all, but December 2004 showed posts from December Read More

Welcome To Community Server

posted 03 March 2005 09:17 by Derek Lakin :: 0 Comments
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After much cajoling and jiggery pokery I've finally made the switch to Community Server thanks primarily to Jayson Knight's .Text migration tool. I've had to make a few tweaks here and there that I will post about soon and (as you can see) the port Read More

.Text Migration to Community Server

How to migrate to Community Server the easy way Guys at Interscape have released a tool named CSVerter that performs the migration from .Text 0.95 to Community Server 1.0... It converts everything in your .Text database to the new schema, including: Read More