It is now possible to add comments, using your Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, or other credentials

September 25th, 2011 by Captain

After getting hacked once again it was time to upgrade this old installation. You won’t notice many changes from the outside, but it’s the inside that counts (at least that’s what my mom told me). One difference though is that we’ve reopened comments with the Disqus comment system, which will enable you to comment on articles using your Twitter, Facebook, etc. account instead of having to register yet another account at some blog.

  • Mike Zuurman

    Nice going, Captain!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks. It was pretty easy.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t get it to work with my Facebook account for some reason. Maybe I’m triggering a spam filter with my matching IP or something.

  • Arjan

    Twitter test

  • Arjan Dikhoff

    Facebook test

  • Shawn Stiman

    and Sir Robin the
    Not-quite-so-brave-as-Sir-Launcelot who had nearly fought the Dragon
    of Agnor, who had nearly stood up to the vicious Chicken of Bristol
    and who had personally wet himself at the Battle of Badon Hill; and
    the aptly named Sir Not-appearing-in-this-film.

  • Phillip Patriakeas

    Any details on the hacking?

  • Anonymous

    Someone was able to sneak hidden links into the database. We didn’t notice because they were in a ‘display=none’ block. I don’t know how they did it, but considering the ancient version of wordpress we were using, I assume they used an old security vulnerability. Looking at the evidence, this was most likely the work of a bot, not a directed hack.

  • Phillip Patriakeas

    Aah, makes sense. At any rate, good to have it cleaned up/fixed!