Site update – March ’05

I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been distracted with a job search for the last month, so I just have not had any energy left over at the end of the day. Fortunately, a very nice job offer came through, and a few freelance clients turned up, besides. I’ll still be busy, but I should be able to get back to a more regular posting schedule now. Whether that means every couple of days or every week remains to be seen, but just keep checking back… the site’s not going anywhere!

In other blog news, I have several updates that I’ve been wanting to get to, but haven’t had the time, including adding links to Haitian history resources on the sidebar, adding an email link for feedback, actually creating an about page to link from the top menu, and so on. I’m hoping to do this now that my schedule is a bit more predictable.

I finally had a chance to upgrade the wiki with the latest security patches today. Currently, the site is running on version 1.3.11 of MediaWiki. The developers are cranking away on 1.4, so we’ll be upgrading to that version whenever it’s out of beta and running stably for a while.

I’ve had to restore a few pages on the wiki over the past couple of weeks. Don’t know why someone would go in and blank a whole page. I suppose it could be malicious, or it could be an innocent mistake. There was one spam attack a few weeks back, where the main page was replaced with links to a couple of dodgy commercial sites. The good news is that I was alerted to the errant changes within 30 minutes by an RSS feed from the Recent Changes page, and was able to restore the previous version of the page within minutes.

I continue to get good feedback from folks who are discovering the site. A critical step in the development of The Louverture Project is the building of a community of readers and editors. Please feel free to dig in to the wiki and experiment, and let others know that we’re here. It’s your participation that will make a difference.

Thanks for visiting. More to come soon…

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