Cap'n Refsmmat

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[quote name='blike']Swanson, any idea how to go about hosting a tangled bank?
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Drop PZ Myers a note

[url]http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/02/tangled_bank_needs_submissions.php[/url]

It looks like they got a few more hosts lined up after the above plea.
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Here's mine...[url]http://blogs.scienceforums.net/Snail[/url]

I'm yet to add some content, (hopefully today) but the blog will be mainly physics based (including anything I think will be useful for others, as I work through my degree), new discoveries in science, and bad science. I'm also going to have a category with links to scientific articles in the press, where comments will be strongly encouraged. :)

Other than that, random thoughts, anything that catches my eye, general bloggy stuff...just to add, I am a weblog virgin :embarass:
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Please note that the blogs have now been upgraded to the latest version of WordPress, meaning there are a few new features -- tags, for one. (Tags are kinda like categories, but you don't have to create them beforehand, and you can sprinkle them liberally on posts.)

If you spot any problems caused by this upgrade please post them here so I can take a look.
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Alright, here's my blog --> [url]http://blogs.scienceforums.net/renormalized/[/url]

There's nothing much in it yet, but I will soon fill it up with science related material and rants.
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[quote name='Cap'n Refsmmat']If you spot any problems caused by this upgrade please post them here so I can take a look.[/QUOTE]

The Logout link doesn't seem to work from within the blogs. I get a vBulletin Message which says:

[QUOTE]An error occurred while attempting to log you out. Click here to log out.[/QUOTE]


Cheers.
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[quote name='iNow']The Logout link doesn't seem to work from within the blogs. I get a vBulletin Message which says:




Cheers.[/quote]
Well, the login is linked to SFN... if you go to the blogs from SFN, or if you sign into SFN and then go to the blog, you'll be signed in.

Perhaps if you log out of SFN, you'll also be logged out of wordpress?
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Anemicpsycho is spamming the blogs. Everyone should enable the plugin.
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Another problem... can we not ping?

[url]http://technorati.com/developers/ping/wordpress.html[/url]
Pinging to technorati could help increase our web traffic, by keeping technorati up to date with our posts...

However, There is no "update services" option in Wordpress. Is this broken because our Wordpress is linked to SFN, or is it a problem with the Wordpress software itself?
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[quote name='iNow']The Logout link doesn't seem to work from within the blogs.[/QUOTE]
Blast. It's vB's way of preventing people from providing links on the forum that'll log you out -- you have to have a logout "hash" in the URL to the login page to make it work. I need to figure out how that works.

[quote name='Skye']Is there any way to view all new blog posts?[/QUOTE]
The SFN home page has the last five, and there's an [url=http://www.scienceforums.net/blogfeed.xml]RSS feed[/url] of the last 20.

[quote name='ecoli']Another problem... can we not ping?

[url]http://technorati.com/developers/ping/wordpress.html[/url]
Pinging to technorati could help increase our web traffic, by keeping technorati up to date with our posts...

However, There is no "update services" option in Wordpress. Is this broken because our Wordpress is linked to SFN, or is it a problem with the Wordpress software itself?[/QUOTE]
WordPress MU doesn't let you customize that option. I looked in the main admin screen and it appears WordPress pings ping-o-matic automatically anyway.

[quote name='swansont']Anemicpsycho is spamming the blogs. Everyone should enable the plugin.[/QUOTE]
For those that don't know, click Plugins on top and enable Spam Karma 2. WordPress comments are popular venues for spammers.
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[quote name='swansont']Anemicpsycho is spamming the blogs. Everyone should enable the plugin.[/quote]Quoted for emphasis. Alternately, turn on comment moderation.
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I've noticed a couple of blogs using LaTex, is this on request ? I could really do with LaTex to start my tutorial / revision for myself, category...if that's not too much trouble :)
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[quote name='Cap'n Refsmmat']Blast. It's vB's way of preventing people from providing links on the forum that'll log you out -- you have to have a logout "hash" in the URL to the login page to make it work. I need to figure out how that works.[/QUOTE]

Well, much of that went over my head, but I trust that you're on the case. :-)


Does WordPress support latex? It doesn't appear so at the following:
[url]http://blogs.scienceforums.net/Snail/2008/02/19/physics-tutoriallatex/[/url]
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[quote name='iNow']Well, much of that went over my head, but I trust that you're on the case. :-)


Does WordPress support latex? It doesn't appear so at the following:
[url]http://blogs.scienceforums.net/Snail/2008/02/19/physics-tutoriallatex/[/url][/QUOTE]

On the other hand
[url]http://blogs.scienceforums.net/anewworld/2008/02/12/the-lagrangian-how-its-used/[/url]
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[quote name='iNow']Well, much of that went over my head, but I trust that you're on the case. :-)


Does WordPress support latex? It doesn't appear so at the following:
[url]http://blogs.scienceforums.net/Snail/2008/02/19/physics-tutoriallatex/[/url][/QUOTE]

I've sent snail a pm telling him how to do it... for everyone else it's:

$latex yourcode $
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[quote name='iNow']Does WordPress support latex? It doesn't appear so at the following:
[URL]http://blogs.scienceforums.net/Snail/2008/02/19/physics-tutoriallatex/[/URL][/quote]

Klaynos, helpfully showed me how to embed LaTex equations. You can see the result on the same link. :)
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[quote name='Severian']I don't think I will bother - I don't have anything interesting to say.[/quote]
oh I doubt that.
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I don't know. There is just something about blogs that smacks so much of opinionated, self aggrandizing egotism. I mean, when you are writing the blog, are you really thinking that people will find it interesting? "Oh wow, my readers are going to love this. Their lives will be changed forever!" There is so so so much rubbish one the web in the form of blogs. Do we really want to add to it?

I must admit to having the same felling about starting threads. Why would anyone be interested in my opinion? So I tend to find myself just responding to topics I feel strongly about, or correcting someone when they say something stupid, or just answering a question when I know the answer and think I can help clear up the confusion.
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I had pretty much the same view a few years ago. I can't point to any one thing that changed my mind, but the very fact that there is so much stupidity out there on the web is part of it.
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[quote name='swansont']I had pretty much the same view a few years ago. I can't point to any one thing that changed my mind, but the very fact that there is so much stupidity out there on the web is part of it.[/QUOTE]
[img]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/duty_calls.png[/img]
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[quote name='Severian']I don't know. There is just something about blogs that smacks so much of opinionated, self aggrandizing egotism. I mean, when you are writing the blog, are you really thinking that people will find it interesting? "Oh wow, my readers are going to love this. Their lives will be changed forever!" There is so so so much rubbish one the web in the form of blogs. Do we really want to add to it?

I must admit to having the same felling about starting threads. Why would anyone be interested in my opinion? So I tend to find myself just responding to topics I feel strongly about, or correcting someone when they say something stupid, or just answering a question when I know the answer and think I can help clear up the confusion.[/QUOTE]

I agree completly, I really don't like personal blogs, but I hope I can write at least semi interesting sciencey bits I pick up for people to read around the issue.....
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[quote name='Klaynos']I agree completly, I really don't like personal blogs, but I hope I can write at least semi interesting sciencey bits I pick up for people to read around the issue.....[/QUOTE]I'd like to see more blogs about Lagrangian mechanics.
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