Welcome to BlogDogIt Sunday, November 18 2018 @ 07:25 AM EST

Valiant Dead-On BlogDogIt

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Great News!

BlogDogIt Lands a Pull-Quote!

I am very honored to have the BlogDogIt name attached to promotional items for the Valiant Dead / Karmic Courage production of Ezekiel's Landing. "The Ultimate Home-Brew Sci-Fi Epic" is pulled from my honest review of the work.

The Ultimate Home-Brew Sci-Fi Epic

https://www.facebook.com/ezekielslanding @EzekielsLanding #indiefilm #SupportIndieFilm

 

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BlogDogIt's Got 2048!

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2048 - You Win!The internet is being overrun with sites offering  you the ability to play that crazy "2048" game. BlogDogIt now has it too!  To make it easy to find I have added a link to it in the top of page menu  (look for "Play 2048") and when you play from that link you will be able to leave comments, so we can keep track of who's kicking whose butt.

Enjoy!

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BlogDogItly Social

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BlogDogIt on Facebook

BlogDogItly Social

Now I went and did it...

I started a BlogDogIt page on Facebook but that's not the half of it. I modified the code here on BlogDogIt to allow for the posting of any article created here to the new FB Page. (Special thanks to suprsidr for the Post to Facebook Code presented openly on Geeklog.net. After some minor modifications I have a reliable way to feed content to the BlogDogIt facebook community.

This comes hot on the heels of starting my Twitter presence and gets me one more brick in my "Social Media" wall of linky-buttons. So now with a nice round number of social club memberships I figured it was high time I created that show of media links the kids these days are so keen on. That explains the newly added feature block named "BlogDogItly Social".

Featuring the following hip locations:
(each exhibiting various degrees of participatory readiness.)

 
 
If you are involved with any of these other services
you are invited to follow me there as well.

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Twitter Bonus - BlogDogIt Style

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As a way of saying thanks to those of you that have chosen to follow my new twitter feed, I have created this new feature-block to display your hover-card which also links to your feed page.

This block will be prominently displayed on all page loads for the site. I sincerely hope this proves to bring some worthwhile exposure for your Twitter related endeavors.

Thanks for the follow!

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BlogDogIt now to give a tweet.

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@BlogDogIt #myfirstTweet It is not too late...

BlogDogIt Tweeter Bird

Once upon a time I had a twitter account but just let it go because it seemed all but worthless. I felt most of the 'twits' posts were eminating from the end opposite of the birds tweet producer.

I have very little interest in what anybody (other that myself obviously) is having at mealtime and care even less to be interrupted (during any activity) by the latest memes. However, it is becoming obvious that a great many people are using Twitter as a sensible way to stay up-to-date on a great many aspects of a dynamic internet. It looks as though this may actually prove to be a useful tool for one who "Blogs It" (albeit While Doggin' It.)

As you may be able to see in the image above, I am Following 4 and have 3 Followers, even though at this point "@BlogDogIt hasn't tweeted yet." I owe it to those 3 (and any future Tweetees that I am likely to acquire) to use this newly instituted means of communication in a responsable manner. I sincerely intend to use this service for good and hope this Twitter account will facilitate furthering the goals (stated and otherwise) of BlogDogIt.com.

So I hereby officially invite you to "Follow BlogDogIt on Twitter" and would appreciate your support as I give this thing another "Go."

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Deep Six for IE6

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SaveIE6 I am probably one of the greatest proponents for using outdated technologies for all they are worth, but when it comes to Internet Explorer Version 6 there is precious little reason to imagine anybody in their right mind choosing to use that browser.

According to the Internet Explorer 6 page at Wikipedia

IE6 SP1 is the last version of Internet Explorer available for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, and Windows 2000. Internet Explorer 6 was superseded by Internet Explorer 7 in October 2006.

I have been noticing in the log files that an inordinate number of hack-attacks are coming from systems that are reporting themselves to be using "MSIE 6" so as of now that browser is being actively blocked by the BlogDogIt firewall; it is no longer welcome. I have a feeling that I will get no complaints and will save much bandwidth for all you cool-cats to use.

Internet Explorer 6 not allowedNow don't get me wrong, if you have Windows 98SE and you want to take your chances on the internet go right ahead but why not use LYNX Browser or even OPERA has something you can use.

To paraphrase The Oak Ridge Boys - "You don't have to change browsers but you can't browse here."* And believe me when I say, if I'm driving a nail in the coffin of IE6 then you can start diggin' the hole 'cuz this thing is deader'n a door nail.

*"You dont have to go home (but you can't stay here.)"

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Spotlight Aim's To Change

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In The BlogDogIt Spotlight

Here on BlogDogIt the "Spotlight" topic has always been about sharing discoveries I've made while perusing the blog listings over on Technorati [see: Introducing The Spotlight]. Finding quality blogs to shine the spotlight on using this method is getting increasingly more difficult. While I will continue to go on these Techorati fishing excursions from time to time I have decided to modify my technique for finding worthy recipients of the BlogDogIt Spotlight "Honor."

So now, in order for a website to be eligible to be featured in the Spotlight Topic they must be discoverable by following links that begin from this web site. Of course they still have to have that "certain something" that appeals to me and compels me to want to share them with the world.

Throw The Dog A BoneIf you have not explored the previously featured websites in the Spotlight Topic area I encourage you to do so. I would never have featured them had they not shown the potential to be an outstanding, unique and impressive destination worthy of following. If you know of a blog or a website that you would like to see featured in the BlogDogIt Spotlight, add them to the link section here and they suddenly become eligible. I already have several sites in mind so the spotlight is about to get a lot more interesting.

I hope you enjoy this new phase of discovery on BlogDogIt.com - 'Bloggin It While Doggin It' - I know I will [smiley:;)]

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The IP Blockade - Revisited

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Evil Hacker Dood

If you cannot access this site then there is a very good chance that you are being blocked by the latest IP Range filters. If you need me to open this firewall to your neighborhood please email your currently blocked IP Address to webmaster(at)BlogDogIt.com.

The following table shows only the range blocking filters:
(individual IP addresses are also blocked as required)

101.226.%
101.66.%
103.16.%
103.2.%
103.30.%
103.31.%
103.6.%
105.233.%
106.186.%
106.200.%
106.77.%
108.%
AT&T
109.%
110.%
111.%
112.%
113.%
114..%
115.%
116.%
117.%
118.%
119.%
120.%
121.20%
122.%
123.%
124.%
125.%
130.185.%
137.175.%
14.%
142.%
146.118.%
151.237.%
157.55.%
171.%
172.%
173.%
feedburner
175.%
176.%
177.%
178.%
180.%
182.118.%
183.%
184.154.%
184.22.%
184.82.%
185.%
UK.Req
188.%
190.%
192.10%
192.11%
192.12%
192.13%
192.14%
192.15%
192.17%
192.18%
192.19%
192.20%
192.21%
192.22%
192.162.%
192.165.%
192.166.%
193.%
194.102.%
194.71.%
195.%
SE.Req
198.1.99.26
198.100.%
198.143.%
198.144.%
198.147.%
198.154.104.%
198.175.%
198.2%
198.5%
198.71.%
199.%
2.133.92.%
2.61.97.45
202.10%
202.46.%
204.93.60.%
205.164.%
206.214.%
208.1%
208.89.%
209.21.%
211.1%
211.97.%
212.%
213.%
216.144.%
216.151.%
216.152.%
216.172.%
216.244.%
216.59.%
217.1%
SE.req
217.7%
218.%
219.1%
219.234.%
220.%
221.%
222.%
23.%
27.1%
27.38.%
31.1%
31.6.71.%
36.248.%
36.249.%
36.250.%
36.251.%
36.252.%
37.%SE.req
41.%
46.%
5.%
50.115.%
50.117.%
50.2.%
50.31.%
58.%
59.%
60.166.%
60.173.%
60.215.%
61.135.%
61.14%
61.15%
61.16%
61.175.223.%
61.241.%
61.55.141.%
62.113.%
64%
STW
66.%
SE.req
68.180.%
69.175.%
69.197%
69.46.%
71.19%
71.2%
72.11.148.%
74.221.%
77.%
78.%
FR.req
79.%
80.%
81.%UK.req
82.%UK.req
83.%SE.req
84.%
NL.req
85.%
86.12%
86.13%
86.14%
87.%
88.190.%
88.80.%
89.%
NL.req
91.%
92.62.%
93.1%
93.7%
93.8%
94.%
95.%
96.127.%
96.4%


 

The percent sign (%) in the above denotes any matching string.

Get a complete CSV file of every IP Address blocked by BlogDogIt.com (as of 8/15/13.)

Blocked Users Will Be Served: http://BlogDogIt.com/errors/BlogDogIt403.php

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BlogDogItOmeter Rolls Over One Million!

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One Million Hits!

Today BlogDogIt.com recorded its 1,000,000th "Hit to the System." Of course that does not mean that a million people have viewed this web site (that figure is actually closer to 12,000.) Rather, this is a tally of how many times requests have been made to the server; for instance "give me a page", "give me an image", "take this form submission" and things like that. Still, one million of anything is a whole lot of somethings! I celebrate the milestone with this post. [smiley::D]

See: How Much Is A Million?

 

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Relativity In Syndication Absolutely Troublesome

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The secure CMS.I was having an issue with images not showing up and local links not working in the BlogDogIt RSS Feed. The reason was simple the fix was a bit obscure but highly effective. I posted about my experience on Geeklog.net and am re-blogging that submission here.
Converting Site-Relative Links to Absolute Paths

I have really enjoyed my Geeklog adventure thus far and thought I would share my latest success in running BlogDogIt.com (for the record I am running GL Version 1.8.1)

First let me say that I have set-up a WordPress site and a Blogger site so that I might participate with all those many bloggers utilizing those platforms. I use my pages from those services to advertise and link to my Geeklog site. Recently I created a Feedburner RSS Feed from my Geeklog feed so that I could utilize the animated Feedburner widget on those "other" blog pages. I have also added the Feedburner "Subscribe To My Site Via Email" Service link to my Geeklog page.

I was not too far into this endeavor before I noticed there was a problem with how my feed was rendering on both the Feedburner feed page and in the Updates sent to email subscribers. The problem was that for the most-part I use site-relative linking which means that all image source links and local page links were broken in the syndicated versions of the posts. Of course the fix for this is to replace all site-relative links with their absolute path counterparts.

So from now on I will be using full paths when I create my posts but as for all those previously published posts that use the site-relative links I decided to craft a MySQL statement to convert all the links in the gl_stories table to absolute paths in one "fell swoop."

Of course the very first thing I did was back-up my entire database. I then logged-in to phpmyadmin and exported my gl_stories table to a file so that even my back-up had a back-up.

The SQL statement that I ran against my Database was based on the following syntax:

PHP Formatted Code
update [table_name] set [field_name] = replace([field_name],'[string_to_find]','[string_to_replace]');


In my case the specific commands were as follows:

PHP Formatted Code
update gl_stories set introtext = replace(introtext,'="/','="http://BlogDogIt.com/');
 

and
PHP Formatted Code

update gl_stories set bodytext = replace(bodytext,'="/','="http://BlogDogIt.com/');
 

And that - as they say - was that! Mission accomplished.

Source: Geeklog.net

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