|Friday, April 11, 2003|
The PyCS server has some very nice referrer features that go a little bit beyond the reporting found in the Radio Community Server.
In particular, the basic referrer report includes the date/time of the last entry of each referrer. Clicking through a referrer automatically opens it in a new window.
But what is particularly cool, is the search term rankings. Updated: PyCS also has a Zeitgeist style presentation of the search term rankings for an individual weblog. (Thanks to Georg Bauer of PyDS fame for the tip!)
And, of course, they also have the traditional Community Server Popularity Contest page.
And in response to the various searches, I don't do pirated software, I don't have any idea what sunglasses have to do with code, and you can find Animatrix downloads via BitTorrent at the BitTorrent Files for Slashdot Effect Victims site. It also has the Matrix Trailer.
If you are reading this, it is because I have successfully migrated from rcs.userland.com-- the default home of Radio Userland powered weblogs-- to PyCS.net. PyCS.net is two things. First, it is an open source implementation analogous to the Radio Community Server. That is, PyCS implements the server side of the xmlStorageSystem protocol.
Migration proved to be very easy. The PyCS implementation seems to be rock solid and Radio happily upstreamed all of my content over the course of an hour or two.
To make the move, do the following while Radio Userland is running.
There is no step 3.
However, you will probably also want to drop a Moved Permanently notice onto the old home of your weblog on the original community server. This is slightly trickier as it requires configuring Radio to upstream to the old server.
You can check to see if the content was successfully upstreamed on the system events page. An error of "urrlist undefined" means that one of the passwords mismatched -- intuitive, huh?
Thanks to Phillip Pearson -- the primary author of PyCS and the person behind the hosting of pycs.net -- for providing such excellent support through the rapid answering of my sometimes inane questions. Also, Jim Roepcke provided the formula for setting up the redirect from RCS to PyCS -- thank you!
Update: Aaron Swartz was kind enough to provide me with the rss.xml file for my old weblog such that all subscribers will see a news item pointing them to my weblog's new location. Completely above and beyond -- thank you, Aaron!