The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Sunday, January 29, 2006


I must apologize to all that read my site via RSS, especially to those that read the LiveJournal feed (for essentially spamming your frends list) last night.

I upgraded mod_blog last night—a huge update. Months ago, I did a near complete rewrite, but was relunctant to put it into production despite testing and using the software on a few other blogs (that aren't mine—they're someone elses). But a few days ago I got an idea for a new feature for my blog, and of course I'm going to want to work with the latest codebase of mod_blog, so …

Only … well … I forgot I made some changes to the RSS templates processing in the program, but forgot to upgrade the actual RSS templates used by my blog. There was also a bug in generating the permanent links (I got a bit overzealous with the formatting), and those two issues caused LiveJournal to have a fit with my feed for a few hours.

It's been ironed out (well, there is still an issue where I have to manually nudge the program whenever I make a new entry) and the RSS feed is working properly now.

Again, I'm sorry.

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