Installing and Customizing WordPress

It’s been a week since I moved my Weblog from ETH Weblog services to my own server. This move has been a great success so far. In this post I would like to share some initial problems and how I overcame them and which plugins I decided to use.

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New Again

I changed again the underlying technical structure of my weblog. Why? In my old weblog (based on serendipity), comments were no longer possible due to trackback spammers. So I changed to this new weblog service, which is offered by ETH Zurich. Comments are possible (after solving a math task to prevent automatic insertion of comment spam) and I will also profit from the high Google rank of the domain. Read more →


One of the strangest things that I am confronted with is that more people are reading my blog than I would ever have expected. Since only very few are leaving comments, I have absolutely no idea who is whatsoever reading my blog. For me it seems that it’s mainly folks that I know, that from time to time peek into my life to see what’s going on. Some ask me how I could possibly think of publishing my thoughts and opening my private sphere for everybody.

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