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frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair

Regular blog here, 'microblog' there

Many of my traditional blog post live on this site, but a great majority of my social-style posts can be found on my much-busier microbloging site at updates.passthejoe.net. It's busier because my BlogPoster "microblogging" script generates short, Twitter-style posts from the Linux or Windows (or anywhere you can run Ruby with too many Gems) command line, uploads them to the web server and send them out on my Twitter and Mastodon feeds.

I used to post to this blog via scripts and Unix/Linux utilities (curl and Unison) that helped me mirror the files locally and on the server. Since this site recently moved hosts, none of that is set up. I'm just using SFTP and SSH to write posts and manage the site.

Disqus comments are not live just yet because I'm not sure about what I'm going to do for the domain on this site. I'll probably restore the old domain at first just to have some continuity, but for now I like using the "free" domain from this site's new host, NearlyFreeSpeech.net.

Mon, 02 Dec 2013

Disqus in Ode: 'comments' or '0 Comments'

I don't know if that has anything to do with my use of Unison to push and pull content from my server for Ode, but I've been seeing entries labeled comments instead of 0 Comments.

To that end, I'm posting this entry without the use of Unison to see what happens.

A minute later: I'm getting comments without the use of Unison, so it doesn't appear to have anything to do with file timestamps or permissions as affected by the file-synchronization utility I've been using for the past week or so.

A few more minutes later: Now my previous entry is showing as 0 Comments, so I am chalking this up to "stuff happening at Disqus."

Even more minutes later: Now this post carries 0 Comments. Consider this a false-alarm/something I previously did not notice in Disqus' interaction with Ode.