How is everyone enjoying the new year? Hopefully with family with no Dreyfus to talk about. There are several things I need to talk about –which I promise to keep it short– and of the weekly op-ed that was supposed to be published last week.
Quick Announcements Op-ed is delayed again for another week. The coming op-ed which will be published next week is covering the issue of bitcoin, the wall street whiz kid of the late. I am trying to be as accurate as possible when it comes to technical descriptions of the platform, instead of leaving certain parts blank as other articles I’ve found to be. That being said, –this is a disclosure of a sort– I cannot absolutely guarantee the solidity of the piece I am writing, which is why it has been delayed again. Worst case scenario, this piece may be…
Quick announcements Weekly op-ed is coming next Wednesday. ruined-world.com is once again redirecting all traffic to themtparty.com. Please refrain from using/bookmarking/emailing ruined-world.com, instead use the new domain. New permalink setup has proven to be effective. It is unlikely to be reverted back to post id setup. WordPress core system redirects any traffic to old slugs, so do not worry about which URL you can use. By all means, if you need a permanent URL, I can give you the post ID permalink. Please do let me know. Please do let me know if any of the slugs are off (not…
It may comes as a surprise, but WordPress has its own commenting system on the same server, instead of Jetpack, Disqus, or any other comment plugins. And Disqus, to no one’s surprise, almost always wins the nomination for best comment platform.
As it has been discussed before, the website no longer generates revenue large enough to have multiple authors/staffs involved. But contrary to what I had expected, small ad revenue, enough to pay for maintenance, is still coming in.
After working through some of the slugs on older posts, it came to my attention, some of the older posts are either not bringing up any points or incorrectly imported as op-ed. Most of them were either personal clipping of hilarious tech articles or just daily blog postings that seem to have fallen through the cracks.
I’ve updated the permalink to take slugs (or keyword URL) rather than post ID. I’ve also implanted 301 redirection to make sure previously posted or shared links still takes the users to the right posts. Do let me know if any of the slugs are too long or too off from the contents.
Quick announcements with some retroactions on MTP-Translation Program. Website is now fully operable with English (latin in general) and Korean. The Korean fonts this website is using is also from Google Fonts; they are web hosted as early access. Hopefully they will be hosted as regulars soon enough. As for the MTP-Translation program, I’ve decided to rename it to RE-Translation or RET for short. Simply put, the idea is that I am ‘re’ translating a passage, and only a passage. Considering where we stand and all time low submission rate, I doubt I’ll need to schedule RET as a regular…
Quick announcements. Website favicon is renewed. Fixed the issue where a published date/hour was not properly shown.
There have been several changes to the website. It’s quite a list, without further ado. Probably most obvious, but most invisible subject: Ads. I’ve been asked to remove all ads from the website previously, but that small revenue from advertisements is exactly what is running this website. I won’t mind anyone using Adblocks, because frankly, that should be the job of developers behind the Adblock to leave less intrusive Ads to help the authors and promote balanced ad campaigns on the web.
Quick announcement. ruined-world.com will no longer redirect you to themtparty.com All emails sent to @themtparty.com will now be forwarded and responded personally by a person named in it. If not named, I’ll be (firstname.lastname@example.org) replying it, if you are expecting one. SSL is now available for TMTP. If none is showing up on the address bar, try reloading the page. updated Dec 1, 2017: retitled from “Important Update on Email Responses (Merged with 2/14 SSL update)”.
SSL certificate (TLS and/or SSL) is now available for The Mad Tea Party. In other words, you’ll be connected via https. Most of the browsers will either show a lock icon or a green address bar. If somehow you are still connected via http, don’t worry. By simply adding ’s’ at the end of the http will redirect you via secure connection. If you are here to check on the project I’ve mentioned earlier, I am still working on the details. (haven’t even started coding!) Now here are some of my concerns on Google overly praising certificate-based protocols. Google Search algorithm has…
Since the new version of Disqus and WP, it had failed to notify me to moderate new incoming comments. Sorry folks, if you had any questions that needed my immediate attention, I simply didn’t get the message. As of now, (like 2 mins ago) Disqus is disabled. Also, I do wish to point out that I’m not planning to enable it anytime soon. Apparently there had been an outcry on what Disqus is doing to “moderate” the comments of a community. updated Dec 3, 2017: retitled from “Disqus Is Temporarily Disabled on TMTP”.
Quick announcement addressed the issue where multiple posts would start loading at once. updated Dec 1, 2017: retitled from “Update: 1/1/15” and summarized the bug report.