Category Archives: Blog Posts

Facebook Changes

Every time Facebook changes its look, I’m reminded of how the things people post online are not really an adequate (or at least not complete) reflection of who they are or what they care about. There are always tons of … Continue reading

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DRM Hates Linux

As tempting as the Kindle (and now the competing B&N reader) are as alternatives to paper books, it’s really frustrating how much they’re hindered by DRM issues.

They’ve both recently released reader applications for the PC (and soon for Mac), but no equivalent versions have been announced for Linux. I can only assume that this is because they are afraid that the Linux OS will allow for easier hacking / working around of the DRM features of the app. While this is probably true… Continue reading

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Skewing the Meaning of "Want"

A quick lesson in the importance of consistency of meaning in terms you use on your site. Doing things like this skews the meaning of those gestures by the user and therefore makes them (and to some degree, the site itself) less valuable. Continue reading

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svn:externals with WordPress

This post will demonstrate how to use the svn:externals feature to compose your subversion repository of a combination of references to other repositories (WordPress, for example) and your own code, without needing to manually copy things around, etc. Continue reading

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Oops

Pay no attention to that post that may have shown up in your feed readers… While working on my theme a bit last night, I accidentally posted an unfinished draft post that I had been working on (and put on … Continue reading

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Twitter "Spam" Followers

Twitter recently went through a round of cleaning up spam accounts, and a lot of people have noticed their follower counts dropping because of it. That inspired me to take another list at the “people” following me, and weed out several more that Twitter hadn’t (yet) deemed as “spam”. Continue reading

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Using WordPress as a Golden Hammer

A rant on a recent trend away from sticking to the “right tool for the right job”, followed by some good natured advice on what I think should be done about it. Continue reading

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Top Commenters Plugin "Abused"

OMGZ – black hat SEOs trying to steal links!!! Continue reading

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Playing With A New Theme

The look of this blog has been bugging me for a while, so I finally got around to doing something about it. Continue reading

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Letter to the Jerk in 17C

Me venting about this jerk on the plane today. Continue reading

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