v2.1.0 of my classic stats redirect script has been released! As I had mentioned in my previous release post, v2.1 of this script features support for redirecting when there is no blog domain in the URL. This is the case for /stats, /stats/insights, /stats/day, and the others stats types. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the solution, the page must load first before you are redirected. Fortunately, though, this probably isn’t a very common case.

The script was updated earlier today, so you may have already received the update if you have auto-updating enabled for the script. Otherwise, you can install the new version manually from Greasy Fork. Leave a comment if you experience any issues or have any questions.

Technical details follow.
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Version 2.0.0 of my classic stats redirect script is out! I had actually released it on Thursday, but I didn’t get a chance to write this post until now. If you have auto-updating enabled for the script, which is the default, you should have already received the update. Otherwise, you can head over to Greasy Fork to install it manually. This new version redirects instead to the classic dashboard stats page. Thanks goes to PiedType for alerting me of the problem and to Dennis for the idea for the solution.

If you would prefer to use the new stats page and would like to use your screen space a little more, you can install my stylesheet that does that.

If you’d like to learn more about how the script works, keep reading. Otherwise, you can stop here and enjoy your classic stats! Leave a comment if you have any trouble setting it up or if you have any questions.

Insights and technical info →

PiedType informed me earlier that WordPress.com has killed the old stats page and redirected the URL to the new one. Anyone with my stats redirect script would have encountered an infinite loop as the script would redirect to the old stats page, which would redirect to the new stats page.

I have put out a temporary hotfix that disables redirecting altogether so the infinite loop stops happening and am working on redirecting to the classic dashboard stats instead. If you have auto-update enabled for the script, you should receive it soon. Otherwise, you can either disable it until the new version comes out or you can reinstall it.

More details to come in the next post.

In celebration of what will be my 1024th Tweet, the one that will be generated by this post, I’d like to announce that I have a Twitter account!

As you might expect, my handle is @tpenguinltg. It’s actually been over a year since I got it and it’s been getting more activity lately than all of my blogs combined.

Wait, didn’t you say you wouldn’t ever get one?

There was a time when I said that I’m not one for microblogging and there was no way I’d get on Twitter. If I wanted to follow anyone on Twitter, I could subscribe to an RSS feed. I had my blogs, so I thought there was no reason for me to do any microblogging: I held (and still do to a lesser extent) that microblogging isn’t “real” blogging and that it’s better to spend time and thought into a well-crafted blog post if one had anything worth saying.

Boy, was I wrong.

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A couple of days ago, I overheard some people calling Easter “Zombie Jesus Day“. I’m surprised that this is my first time hearing it because it has apparently been around since 1999, gaining popularity after the mid-2000s. Easter is the celebration of when Jesus died and was resurrected, “just like a zombie“. Except it was nothing like a zombie.

Zombie Jesus Day header

The header on ZombieJesusDay.org

Let’s compare the two… →