Moving from Joomla to WordPress

A client of mine wants to set up a blog on the joomla 1.5 site I recently built for them. They would like this, that, and the other feature that are precisely the reasons why a lot of people over the past years have slammed Joomla as a bad blogging platform. I blog on Joomla, but I don’t need all the bells and whistles, so up until now I’ve been fine with the limitations. It’s easy enough to run WordPress on Joomla — the guys over at corePHP make a highly acclaimed (pay-to-play) widget that’ll do just that, and since my client’s blog is brand new, there’s no existing content to worry about.

But. Perhaps it’s time for me to move to WordPress — and I have a couple of clients with large existing blogs that might want to make the move as well. So I looked for a migration tool, and found very little until I came across this site, that seems to offer exactly what I’m after. I’ve got some old 1.0.15 sites to move, as well as some 1.5.9 sites, all of it into (preferably) WP 2.7.1 installs so I don’t have to futz with subsequent upgrades just to get current. Nice to see that the Open Source community still delivers — both Joomla and WordPress are phenomenal tools, and between them I believe they can cover pretty much any and all online communications needs.

“Rush Limbaugh’s IT Service, How May I Insult Your Intelligence Today?”

limbaugh_oxycontinIt really is shocking that this fat sack of shit has any listeners left at all. I mean, are people really stupid enough to take seriously anything the pill-popping, thrice-divorced hypocrite of a racist ignoramus decides to declare on air?

Case in point, this gem from last week: Limbaugh whines that the stimulus bill was released to the public as PDF file and thus, he claims, can’t be searched. Now, I realize that with the IQ of a wet sock Rush can’t be expected to get all techno on us, and it probably takes a lot of time and effort to remain woefully ignorant about, you know, everything, but still: RTFM.

You can run a simple search, looking for a search term within in a single file, or you can run a more complex search, looking for various kinds of data in one or more PDFs. You can run a search using either the Search window or the Find toolbar. In either case, Reader searches the PDF body text, layers, form fields, and digital signatures. You can also include bookmarks and comments in the search.

Mediamatters took care of this one, but, really: now that he has become the de facto chief demagogue of what remains of the GOP, would it hurt Rush to at least pretend to be informed about basic stuff before he rants and raves about it? Oh, wait, I forgot: facts have a liberal bias. (Photo from Orlando Weekly).