Well, that was nice. Because of the CMS switch, I can no longer generate a feed of comments (which doesn’t really matter much; I don’t think anyone was using it.) I’m happy to see that telling FeedBurner to redirect it to the source feed, then telling httpd to return “410: Gone” does exactly what I was hoping it would do, at least in NetNewsWire.
This is all I had to do in my
Redirect gone /ffg/index.commentfeed
At least 2 of them hit me last night. I’m pretty sure I don’t have that many human readers. I’ve implemented the world’s simplest countermeasures.
I’ve changed the software that serves this weblog. If I’ve done my job right, most readers won’t notice much of a difference.
I’ve been using last.fm for almost 11 years now. Primarily, I use it as a statistical database of my listening habits, or at least the portion of my listening that happens on internet connected devices / services.
Of course, last.fm is useful for more than just cataloguing your listening habits. It’s a streaming radio service, a community site for talking about music and more. For me, though, it’s always been most amusing as the place where I can go to remind myself what I was listening to 5 years ago, or which songs I’ve listened to most, or whatever. For example, I found myself wondering how many songs I listen to in a day on days when I work at home. 40 lines of Python later (including whitespace 😉 and reasonable exception handling) and I had my answer.
Biggest hassle was extracting disk images in the right format. I didn’t realize Apple kept around so much of the old stuff here
If wishes were horses, then beggars would be thieves.