If you do happen to hit this site, please
note that www.pmooney.net
is now on wordpress and I will not be updating from here anymore. If
you are reading on RSS, my new feed is
Drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any issues.
Quite a few people (more then I thought)
expressed interest in find out my experiences in moving to wordpress as
a blogging platform. So I thought I would blog my experiences and
what I had/have to do.
First of all... I know f*&k all
about wordpress. From using Squarespace and wordpress just as a "user"
I preferred wordpress. As an "admin" I didn't like the
lack of control moving my blog to www.wordpress.com
gave me (you have very limited options). As opposed to just going
to Wordpress.com, you can have your wordpress site hosted instead, which
costs money but gives you much more control. So decided on that.
I did some searching and twittering, and dreamhost
was recommended to me as a hosting
company to contact.
The recommendations were well warranted.
These guys have been helpful to the extreme so far, putting up with
my "I'm technical alright but know nothing about the architecture"
questions. My hosted site is now built but I don't have to transfer
my DNS yet. So it is sitting here
at the moment looking all empty.
More as I figure it out.
Well it's been seven years of blogging
since the start of this month. Hard to think that it all kicked off
in 2003, when I was in my mid-twenties as an experiment. But, it's
been a great experience, with good and bad results from this (but mostly
positive). This year especially, I am grateful for the many colleagues
and friends that I have met through this medium, and although its function
has changed over the years, I am so happy I have it (and them) to work
with and rely on. So what happens now?
Well, I am starting another experiment,
by moving to wordpress. This will affect links and RSS feeds, so
bear with me or just fix your reader! (if you want a sneaky look
it is currently on http://pmooneynet.wordpress.com
.The site is not finished yet, but it will get there. The content
should all be in (thanks to Matt White!) and it should come along as I
get time. This is no reflection on domino as a platform for blogging.
Declan's blogsphere template has served me very well for a long time.
I just want to try something new. I will blog my experiences
with wordpress too, looking at it from a control perspective (admins are
all about control).
So.. onwards and downwards into 2010.
I'm kinda surprised I have to say this,
but if you decide to network share your dominoserver\data directory on
the windows network, and like just have it open for everyone, then feel
that domino is not secure as people open databases using file mappings
(as opposed to opening using the domino server), it's not really the product's
fault. It's your fault. If you use file mappings on a server
so people can open server databases locally, it's going to cause you all
sorts of problems. From file locking to security. Don't do
it. And if you do it, don't blame a platform based database system
if you leave a hole big enough in the security to drive a bus through it.
Domino is not a secure application system.
It has the potential to be a VERY security application system, once
After the roaring success of Matt's
xPages 101 session in London,
webinar series kicking off to
a great start, they have decided to host an 8.5 "101" day in
London on the 22nd April.
Warren and myself
Practical, hands-on setup of DAOS, IDVault,
Traveler and Widgets
Instructor lead training and a "walkaround
bloke" for the day helping out giving real world advice. The
people giving the lessons present at many technical conferences around
the world and kinda know their shit.
£200 per person. Yes... you read
How is it so cheap?
- YOU bring your laptop
- YOU have a VM setup the way we tell
you in advance
- YOU are already expected to be a domino
- WE hit the ground running.. and hit
- YOU buy us a beer afterwards (well,
if you want)
This is as much an experiment as anything,
to see if Admins would like the format that Matt has found so successful
(btw, this was done with Matt's blessing). It is ridiculously cheap
per person and we hope you find it useful. Click here