Category Archives: Metablogging

WordPress import/export is still pants

It still chokes on ‘large’ files due to causing massive blooms of memory consumption. The XML parser implementation used insists on loading the whole file at once. This is a recipe for PHP choking a modest VPS. A WXR splitter … Continue reading

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Buzzity buzz

A lot of folks on Facebook have been sending me links for a new website called “Menzies House”. According to the blurb, it’s the “leading Australian blog for conservative, centre-right and libertarian thinkers and activists”, which must come as news to the mob at Catallaxy (which is still in technical exile).
A perfunctory investigation reveals that [...] Continue reading

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Google and News Ltd are in the same business.

A cat named Hartigan has apparently put himself amongst the blogging pigeons. A generous amount of fur and feathers has flown as a result.
For example, Hartigan has defended traditional media reporting and newsroom methods; bloggers say that News Ltd don’t “get it”, or are already giving in, or their content sucks, or some combination of [...] Continue reading

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Our Nick gets the Nod 2.0

With all of today’s sturm und drang in Canberra, it perhaps slipped by Troppo readers that our own Nicholas Gruen has been tapped to head up a government taskforce on Government 2.0.
As I understand it, the taskforce is essentially being run out of AGIMO. Long time readers of Troppo will know that I’ve become a [...] Continue reading

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What’s Killing The Newspaper? It Isn’t Bloggers.

In the last few months, the discussion of the future of newspapers has become a recurring topic in the media and online. Several common themes and arguments have emerged. The most common gripes are either that newspapers are being killed by bloggers, or that newspapers are being killed by failing to get their own news, [...] Continue reading

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What’s Killing The Newspaper? It Isn’t Bloggers.

In the last few months, the discussion of the future of newspapers has become a recurring topic in the media and online. Several common themes and arguments have emerged. The most common gripes are either that newspapers are being killed by bloggers, or that newspapers are being killed by failing to get their own news, [...] Continue reading

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