Category Archives: Meta

Registration and login enabled

I have enabled registrations and login on this blog for those of you who visit often. By registering, you’re basically telling me you’re interested in this content. I don’t think you’re getting any extra benefits, but I didn’t test, so feel free to tell me about this in the comment section below.

Switched to WordPress

I’ve switched to WordPress for hosting my blog. This means I’ll perhaps be able to use my blog as my primary web site as well (a presentation of my projects).

I didn’t know I’m supposed to switch off the RSS footer before doing so, hence every imported post contains my RSS feed’s footer. I’m also wondering how much havoc will this wreak on search engine ranking, but we’ll see.

Importing itself was tricky; apparently WordPress people don’t maintain the publicly available Blogger import plugin as much as they should. The one installed on their hosted service,, sports both importing by authenticating with your data, as well as allowing you to upload exported Blogger data.

Publicly available plugin allows only importing by authentication… which fails. I’ve attempted to import from a subfolder on my domain (while waiting for the DNS people to switch the entry for the hostname). That is, I’ve installed into and I can only guess that this is what is causing Google’s AuthSub service to raise hands in disgust and give up.

On the other hand, not only manages to log me in (possibly because is not a subfolder), but it would allow me to upload the data exported from Blogger.

All in all, Blogger people did their work superbly, as did people… people did not. Let’s hope publicly available plugin does not become abandonware, for the sake of future importers. Otherwise, people will have to create temporary blogs on, import from Blogger, and then import into their local installations. And having to do two imports sucks.

Meta-post: Follow the blog, follow on twitter

A small meta-post (didn’t do this in a while).

If you follow this blog, please “Follow” it. Let’s call that “Follow” an official one. The widget to do this is placed on the right side. Do it, for I wanna know how many people are around here.
If you like this blog, you may want to follow me on Twitter. Just follow ivucica.