Archive for March, 2007

Harvard Manila Server Clarification

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Based on some off-blog exchanges I’ve had with people regarding the Harvard Manila server situation, I feel the need to clarify a few things here. What I’ve been describing is mostly a problem with just the server Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society has been running for the last four years to support weblogs […]

You know you’re used to Web 2.0 when …

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

I know I’m becoming too accustomed to Web 2.0, the participatory Web. I attended a concert of selected popular Rodgers and Hammerstein works from six of their musicals, including Oklahoma, South Pacific, and Sound of Music. Even though I saw many people in the audience moving their lips to the lyrics, the chorus chose not […]

Stop Cyberbullying Day!

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Is it a coincidence that Stop Cyberbullying Day coincides with the MIT Spam Conference? Hhhmmm … Probably not. Some folks I know through the blog group are hoping to raise awareness of cyberbullying and the problems it causes. Don’t be a cyberbully. www.cyberbullying.org Stop Cyberbullying I’m in the middle of too many things already and […]

New Boston Newspaper: BostonNOW

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Regina from BostonNOW joins us at blog group tonight to tell us about this new Boston newspaper and its efforts to draw in bloggers. The paper plans to launch in mid-April. Its contributors are a mix of journalists with experirence from other news agencies, wire stories, and bloggers. I mentioned this paper a few weeks […]

Manila Migration Details & Deadline: April 11

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

The Harvard Manila server administrators posted details about the need for migration and a deadline of Wednesday, April 11. Don’t forget there’s a special meeting at the Berkman Center on Thursday, March 29, at 6 pm dealing with the migration and showing how to do it.

Blogs & Sites Hacked to Spread Malware

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Remember a few days ago I told you about Erica’s StopBadWare.org talk at BarCamp Boston 2 and some of the basics of badware? Ethan has a much more detailed post about how the weblog of someone he knows was hacked to distribute malware, what she did to solve the problem, and some guidelines for specifically […]

I’m trying to do the right thing by backing up my computer

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

I’m trying to do the right thing by doing a backup of my computer, but all I managed to do is make the CD drive moody.

Spam Conference Schedule Posted

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

The schedule for the Spam Conference, Friday, March 30, at MIT is available. On Thursday evening, there’s a kickoff at the Cambridge Brewing Company beginning at 5 pm. I have the dubious unfortunate lucky honor of giving the first real presentation Friday morning at 9:45 am. Much to my relief, Amanda Watlington, whom I’ve known […]

Manila Server Down; Migration to WordPress Necessary

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Because of severe problems with Harvard’s Manila blog server, the weblogmasters had to turn the server off a few days ago. They are working on getting it going well enough to give people with weblogs on it the opportunity to get their content back and migrate to WordPress. They aren’t exactly sure when they’ll have […]

Proposed WHOIS Data Change Could Enhance Privacy, Thwart Researchers

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Many Internet site owners dislike having their contact information appear in various WHOIS registries. Hearings about some proposed privacy changes happen next week in Lisbon, Spain. The primary Internet address oversight agency, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) will hold hearings on the issue. A proposal gives people the option of listing third-party […]