Rick Klau

Old WordPress posts are (mostly) redirecting

In moving 3,000 posts over from WordPress to Blogger, errors when users visit old links are inevitable. My implementation of WordPress published posts to URLs that looked like this: http://www.rklau.com/tins/archives/2008/11/04/yes-we-did.php I’ve converted to Blogger, and Blogger’s permalinks are a tad different: http://tins.rklau.com/2008/11/yes-we-did.html Specific differences: no /archives sub-directory,...

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Thanks to Aaron Brazell

Aaron Brazell, the mastermind behind Technosailor, is, as they say, Good People. I pinged him the other night after banging my head against a wall trying to get my WordPress blog exported properly. The issue was my reliance on Textile when drafting posts (this started in Movable...

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WordPress to Blogger conversion

Wow, is this painful. Starting with my transition to Movable Type, I started using Textile, a Movable Type plugin that let you use text-based shortcuts for doing HTML markup. In the days before a rich text editor, this was a great time-saver. A couple years later I...

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Moving to Blogger

Seven years after my entree to blogging (courtesy of a pre-Google Blogger), I’m coming back to where it all began. Stay tuned – migration of the blog from here (WordPress) to here (Blogger) will wrap up by early next week.

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Sonos upgrade is shockingly good

Sonos pushed out version 2.7 of its controller software last night, and I had a few minutes to play around with it before heading into work this morning. It’s awe-inspiringly good. What is Sonos? I wrote about my purchase of the Sonos last summer, here’s my summary:...

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Greatness and pettiness

Been thinking about this speech a lot in the last couple days. Jeff Bridges from The Contender: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKZdOc0nkwU&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&w=425&h=344] Yes, I’m a sap. And a hopeless optimist. But I’d like to think that as a country we can avoid falling into the abyss of demonization and hate,...

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