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Over the last few months I noticed tons of SPAM entries in the trackback lists in this blog. I realized it is better to switch off “Enable trackback service” in your dasBlog configuration: But what about existing SPAM entries that are already present in the blog. I found it to be very tedious to delete every SPAM Trackback URL manually. That’s when I decided to have a tool written to address this issue. You can download this Free Open Source Application from here. Run the application and point it to your das-Blog content folder, it will read all the *.dayfeedback…

I have been using dasBlog Software for running this blog ever from its start. I am extremely pleased with the software, its: ease of use ease of backup. just zip four folders – SiteConfig, Content, Logs & Themes zero-install. just xcopy, no databases to install or configure and price point (free!) In the last 4 years I never had problems with dasBlog, it just worked, Period. Yesterday night was different – my blog was down overnight, and it was purely my fault. I have been following Scott Hanselman’s blog about the daily builds of dasBlog, supporting Windows Live Writer Beta2 and Akimset Comments…

This post is about three items related to blogging. Windows Live Writer Beta 2 Microsoft have finally released the new version (Beta 2) of Windows Live Writer. I consider Live Writer to the best software from Windows Live team. After their initial release – no news from them for almost a year now. It was as bad as dead, and I thought it is one of those Microsoft’s experiments that don’t make it. Writer is probably the software I use most after Explorer, Outlook, Internet Explorer in that order. I am happy to see the project living and improvements made in…

What I started casually has now completed THREE YEARS and into its Fourth Year. I am talking about this blog that you are reading (www.venkatarangan.com/blog). I started it more as a log book – but now has become a reference and as a good outlet for me. I myself keep coming back to this blog mostly to reference on some links or recollect on how I felt on a issue or technology sometime back. Blogging has convinced me that who you are here, your thoughts changes on the experiences you keep having – and the experiences themselves change on time; in short we…