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Time for Spring Cleaning

It's time to clean up some of the automated processes at my website. I've got processes that generate Zeitgeist and referrer pages. These processes use lists (which are themselves automatically updated with "suspected new" entries) of known-good-search-engines and known-referrer-spam sites. But, eventually, I have to go in and check that the lists are what they should be.

So, here are the tasks for Spring Cleaning this year:

  1. Download my personalized Zeitgeist.pm, being careful to maintain the unix line-terminating character. (0x0A) Download the list files and some test log files.
  2. Lock the files so I don't accidentally change the line-termination, or make a modification I can't easily back out of. (I use CVS, but this is work "on the side" in-between commits.)
  3. Install FoxServ
  4. Connect to localhost, just to make sure things are copacetic.
  5. Proofread and update "searchengines.txt" and "referrerexclusions.txt" with the approved new entries.
  6. Add documentation directly to zeitgeist lists, because I have to keep reminding myself what each field is. (Currently, the lists have no preamble.)
  7. Get the site's control panel working. (The raw logs are no longer written where the cpanel looks for it.)
  8. Rename the site from "Daddy Blog" which is now too generic. (Other fathers have been blogging for a few years, now. I'm not so novel.)
  9. Add win/loss ratio to the RPS site.




  • dblume
    5 Mar 2019, 22:27
    Welcome back to LJ.
    Even if it's just one post :-P

    People moved all over the internet.
    I stil like Plurk the best.
  • dblume
    4 Mar 2019, 06:13
    Good to see you checking in at LJ again, too. No, I'm not online anywhere like we used to be at LJ and Plurk. I really liked having a place where we could share our thoughts in a long-form post that…
  • dblume
    4 Mar 2019, 03:33
    Good to "see" you checking in at LJ... and taking steps to preserve your LJ and Google+ histories!

    Even better to see "you" and not your Dead Man Switch kicking in... again.

    Do you have a primary…
  • dblume
    13 Jan 2018, 18:54
    I "Searched" some of your archive looking for the fluorescent bulb post, but couldn't find it through 2009-02-06, and before that, LiveJournal no longer offers pages of your feed, just daily access,…
  • dblume
    10 Jan 2018, 18:22
    Ha ha! How coincidental, I was thinking about light bulbs yesterday myself. One of my Instagram contacts mentioned that the EU regulates the types of light bulbs people can use in their homes in…
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