But humans are not adapted for the task of scientific research. Humans are adapted to chase deer across the savanna, throw spears into them, cook them, and then — this is probably the part that takes most of the brains — cleverly argue that they deserve to receive a larger share of the meat.— Eliezer Yudkowsky
- An Introduction to Object Oriented Programming, 3rd ed
- Collected Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges
- From Dawn to Decadence
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Category Archives: Site News
For a long time I’ve linked from my book reviews to Amazon, giving both affiliate and direct links. I’m still doing it, but now I’m adding nice little visual callouts. To the right you can see an example. The concept … Continue reading
Book reviews have steadily crowded out other posts on my blog. So I’ve fiddled with my theme to make them both visually distinct and, at the same time, stink the place up a bit less. It took more fiddling than … Continue reading
Today I read this by Jason Cohen. It’s an advertisement for WPEngine, masquerading as a missive about sustainable companies. In it Jason tries to talk up his company by virtue of the halo effect, comparing WPEngine to companies like HubSpot, … Continue reading
Those few of you who visit my blog will have noticed Google’s scary warning popping up when navigating to my site. Until now I’ve hosted my personal blog at Dreamhost for several years. Mostly because it’s been easy to set … Continue reading
I’m going to make a second attempt to migrate Troppo to the new server this weekend.
I have two alternative strategies to look at. One involves chopping bits out of Wordpress that prevent the export/import system from working in the way I want them to.
The other involves a few hours of tedious SQL munging.
You may see […] Continue reading
Today (Saturday) I will be moving Troppo to a new server. During the day you will see intermittent connectivity. Once we’ve moved across I’ll update this announcement.
Update: Ahem. The move will take longer than anticipated — it will probably happen Sunday instead.
Update 2: To prevent people being from being upset by their bon mots […] Continue reading
Given that Troppo has relaxed its comments policy, some of you may be puzzled as to why your comments weren’t being posted.
Well there’s two things. First, the Akismet anti-spam service still sometimes comes up with false positives which need to be fetched from the spam bin.
The second thing is that the Wordpress default is to […] Continue reading
Feel free to express your hatred, dread etc etc below.
Update: Just to add insult to injury, our server internet connection failed for about an hour. Continue reading
Good old Spam Karma 2 has been trundled off to the glue factory. Ever since its maintainer threw in the towel because of the vague vagaries of Wordpress, SK2 has been living on borrowed time.
A few days ago the ever observant James A, sometime commenter here at Troppo, remarked that comment subscriptions seemed to be […] Continue reading