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Well, that certainly sucked.

So remember hearing about that Wordpress worm that swallowed half the blogosphere last month?  Yeah, well, funny story: it worked just as well on ancient, hacked-nigh-to-death versions of b2/cafelog such as the one that blahg.blank.org used to be.

After several days of frenzied cleanup on my server, I surveyed the damage, considered my repair options, and said: fuck this noise.  So the blahg, and blank.org in general, have been given a thorough php-ectomy.  We’re now running on byteflow, a blog engine written in python/django.  

You don’t actually care about this, unless you’ve linked to an old post of mine, or if you keep track of me via an RSS feed.  To the former, I’m slowly importing all of the old content, but it remains to be seen if I can actually make the old-style links ever work again.  To the latter, you’re just boned, and you’re going to need to re-subscribe at the new feed URL, which is: here.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled diet of funny cat pictures.

a small plea

Okay, I am officially casting myself on the mercy of my friends here. Many of you are very very smart. Hopefully one of you will have a clue, for I am totally stumped.

My journal is mirrored from a local blog that I run on my own server: http://blahg.blank.org. I use ‘s excellent YABBOB blog software to maintain it, and it generallly does a fab job of it.

There’s one and only one problem: for no reason that I have yet been able to determine, the CSS for the site does not render in KHTML-based browsers, namely Safari for MacOS X and Konqueror for Linux/KDE. What that means is that under any other browser, my blog page looks sylistically similar to my static web page, but that under Safari, the blog is just plain black-and-white text, with no formatting at all.

Netscape, Mozilla and even freakin’ IE5 all manage to display the site correctly, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why Safari won’t. If any of my oh-so-brilliant friends have a clue, I’d love to hear it.