11 December 2007 - 18:02How to fix the permissions for wordpress

Go into the httpdocs directory as root and run: chgrp -R psaserv *

This will fix the permissions so apache can write to my files. The right way is to create a new wordpress group and put both me and apache in it but I need Russell to do it and he isn’t. Note to all and sundry: This is for kangry.com only, don’t take it is a way to fix things for you.

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5 November 2007 - 12:47A little experiment

So after three weeks this blog still isn’t showing up when you google for “John A. Smolin blog.” If you search for that in quotes you get nothing. Without the quotes the top three links are http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/category/2007/02/this_weeks_finds_in_mathematic_7.html, http://www.stevens.edu/csw/cgi-bin/blogs/scientific_curmudgeon/ and http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=68, which are all blogs about Lee Smolin’s book, and which happen to mention someone named “John.”

So let’s see if adding links to those makes this site even harder to find or if it might accidentally show up despite Google’s best efforts to find those other blogs.

Update 10:47AM November 6: Now searching for the quoted string finds me. Does anybody know how to get WordPress to automatically date updates without making a whole new post?

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