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Oct 1 2007
Op: Monday at 7:03 pm, in: software
Since discovering the “WordPress Automatic Upgrade“-plugin for WordPress, I finally was happy with upgrading quickly to the many new versions as they are released… It’s a highly recommended plugin, since it makes this complicated and scary backup/update operation easy as pie.
Unfortunately my webhost Yahoo doesn’t support the use of .htaccess files on the server (the normal way wordpress-installations do their mod_rewrite-magic). To have their customers still enjoy friendly permalinks, they distributed a plugin. And that plugin fails miserably in 2.3 as one of the novelties of this new version is “a feature we call canonical URLs which does things like enforce your no-www preference, redirect posts with changed slugs so a link never goes bad, redirect URLs that get cut off in emails on similar to the correct post, and much more.”
On the scale of the universe, this is of course close to nothing. On the scale of this blog, it is of a magnitude the scale of an reasonable earthquake. You see: permalinks are meant to be permanent, and changing them amounts to starting a new blog from scratch: most of your incoming links are null and void and will vanish in a few weeks.
So all the people who came here looking for posts such as
Sep 24 2007
This picture is of a so-called “Pot Marigold” (in het nederlands: goudsbloem), an edible flower for the herb garden.
Sep 21 2007
Sep 20 2007
Two weekends ago, we went to “Cavaleria”, a family-friendly event around the “Provinciaal Archeologisch Museum” (provincial archeological museum) in nearby Velzeke (home of de Paddestraat).
A good opportunity to test if I had yet acquired a bit of skills with my camera (a Nikon D80 DSLR, should ya be interested). The results of the day are in my Flickr-set “Cavaleria“. Not really, it turned out. The results of an afternoon of shooting were not exactly spectacular. See for yourself in the color-photos in the set.
Not to be dissuaded though. With a bit of black&whiting, cropping, sharpening, brightening, adding a bit of grain and other photoshopping, the results look a lot more dramatic, a lot more authentic, and not half bad I’d say.
Sep 19 2007
Ongeïdentificeerd kruipend voorwerp. (zie update onderaan deze blogpost)
An Unidentified Creeping Object (UCO) in my garden. Don’t know what it has eaten or will eat, but certainly positive is his choice of colours (black & red, just as my favourite – longtime forgotten – club KFC Winterslag).
update 28 september: thanks to Bart of Eigenwijze tuin, the little critter has been identified as a “Graphasoma lineatum”, dutch name “pyamawants“, english name “Stripes shield bug“. Apparently it is a member of the “Stinky bug” family, and although this member of that family smells of apples and is thus the least foul smelling of the lot, birds still won’t get anywhere near it …
Aug 31 2007
The sickbay at my house is getting quite extensive.
Had to get up about 5 times this night because Daan is having a terrible cold, and only after giving him aerosol with Ventolin at 4AM this morning did he become quieter in his breathing and managed to get a few hours of uninterrrupted sleep.
Bad as it is, these are not the most worrysome sicko’s: it’s these two:
They were getting more and more lackluster the last week, and now Trui’s condition (she’s on the left) is getting worse and worse: not eating anymore, difficulty swallowing, not moving about anymore, drooling. And Trees (on the right) is also showing the first signs of that decline.
They probably have bluetongue! The contaminations with this viral disease seems to be taking big proportions here in Belgium, and the center of the spread is in the South-East of Oost-Vlaanderen. And I live smack-dab in the middle of that…
Cases of bluetongue in Belgium in 2007 (up till 28 aug).
The vet is coming in later today, but besides a bit of pain-killers, seems there’s nothing much that he’ll be able to do against the virus: just hoping that after 6 to 8 days of getting sicker and sicker, they’ll slowly start to recover. Statistics say they have a chance of about 90% of doing that. Else they die ;-(
Aug 27 2007
Scharnierplant = Physostegia, more commonly known as Obedience Plant or False Dragonhead
Aug 23 2007
She’s 10 months old by now
Aug 22 2007
Flies visiting the flowers of a hogweed (Latin: heracleum, Nederlands: bereklauw, berenklauw).
Aug 22 2007
Op: Wednesday at 3:56 pm, in: photos
Tractor gekocht op de rommelmarkt in Grammene op 18 augustus 2007. Prijs: 70 cent.