By Popular Demand

I received a request to add a Facebook like button to the posts. I decided that if I was adding in a plugin, I might as well add one that… I received a request to add a Facebook like button to the posts. I decided that if I was adding in a plugin, I might […]

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My New Comment Policy and Thoughts on Funny Hats

For the first time in the eight year history of this weblog, I have an explicitly posted comment policy. At times I have really struggled with this. There have been… For the first time in the eight year history of this weblog, I have an explicitly posted comment policy. At times I have really struggled […]

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Even Mike Doughty Has His Own Blog Reclamation Problems

I’m not the only one who feels that Twitter has eaten my blog. Musician Mike Doughty blogs recently about the book he’s writing, a memoir of his time in Soul… I’m not the only one who feels that Twitter has eaten my blog. Musician Mike Doughty blogs recently about the book he’s writing, a memoir […]

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Mobile Users, I Need a Favor

For folks who read this blog via any mobile platform – iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, any other handheld device, I need a favor. I’ve just this morning installed the Wapple… For folks who read this blog via any mobile platform – iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, any other handheld device, I need a favor. I’ve just […]

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No Mr Bond, I Expect You To wp_die()!

After my argument with Alex King the other day where he defended his use of a “wp_die()” call from his WordPress plugin as being a completely appropriate thing for a… After my argument with Alex King the other day where he defended his use of a “wp_die()” call from his WordPress plugin as being a […]

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Positive WordPress Plugin News

Last January, I tried an experiment over at Grand Strand Bloggers with the Digest Post plugin. I have a Yahoo Pipe that gathers together all of the RSS feeds for… Last January, I tried an experiment over at Grand Strand Bloggers with the Digest Post plugin. I have a Yahoo Pipe that gathers together all […]

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Popularity Contest: WordPress Plugin Hall of Shame

Yesterday I had my first ever bad experience with a WordPress plugin auto-upgrade and it was really really bad. I did the auto-upgrade of the Popularity Contest plugin, first upgrade… Yesterday I had my first ever bad experience with a WordPress plugin auto-upgrade and it was really really bad. I did the auto-upgrade of the […]

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An Escrow System for WordPress Plugins

Over on Grand Strand Bloggers, I want to try out this plugin that automatically makes digest posts. That is perfect for what we want to do. However, the plugin I”m… Over on Grand Strand Bloggers, I want to try out this plugin that automatically makes digest posts. That is perfect for what we want to […]

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WordPress 2.7

I upgraded this blog to WordPress 2.7 tonight. It took me literally 3 minutes, and that includes downloading the backup files. I was using the WordPress Automatic Updater plugin, but… I upgraded this blog to WordPress 2.7 tonight. It took me literally 3 minutes, and that includes downloading the backup files. I was using the […]

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Tan Tan Noodles Simple Spam Filter for WordPress

I’m experimenting with a new feature on the site that puts in a second level of protection on comment spam. It’s this WordPress plugin from Tan Tan Noodles (your guess… I’m experimenting with a new feature on the site that puts in a second level of protection on comment spam. It’s this WordPress plugin from […]

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The Downside of the Cullect Widget

A couple months ago I put the Cullect widget on this blog’s sidebar. I’ve been trying to support Garrick van Buren and Cullect, mostly because he has always been a… A couple months ago I put the Cullect widget on this blog’s sidebar. I’ve been trying to support Garrick van Buren and Cullect, mostly because […]

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Shut Down

I’m decommissioning a server box that I’ve had for 5 years now. It’s kind of a scary proposition. I’m downloading the final backup just before shutting it down for good…. I’m decommissioning a server box that I’ve had for 5 years now. It’s kind of a scary proposition. I’m downloading the final backup just before […]

Coffee Break’s Over, Back On Your Head

After the worthwhile insanity of CREATE South and then the less fun insanity of the day job and home repair, there has not been much blogging here in almost a… After the worthwhile insanity of CREATE South and then the less fun insanity of the day job and home repair, there has not been much […]

Moving Again

I was warned about DreamHost and I didn’t listen. After this blog being effectively down for the last 4 days, I have pulled the plug on DreamHost. At least the… I was warned about DreamHost and I didn’t listen. After this blog being effectively down for the last 4 days, I have pulled the plug […]

New Media and Journalism, Round 127

Here’s an interesting post from Dan Conover in which he riffs on some Tweets of mine about new media and the press. My original impetus for writing those tweets was… Here’s an interesting post from Dan Conover in which he riffs on some Tweets of mine about new media and the press. My original impetus […]

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First WordPress 2.5 Impressions

So far so good on the WordPress upgrade and host migration. Ideally, one would be doing these things in smaller, more manageable pieces rather than all at once, but I… So far so good on the WordPress upgrade and host migration. Ideally, one would be doing these things in smaller, more manageable pieces rather than […]

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What’s my blog readability?

Via Ben  on Twitter I saw this link to the blog readability test. I did it, went to copy the badge and noticed a link at the bottom to some… Via Ben  on Twitter I saw this link to the blog readability test. I did it, went to copy the badge and noticed a link […]

New Tagline

I changed my tagline/subtitle based on a spontaneous remark I made at the bar last night. The motto of this blog is now “Defy the Zeitgeist”. I think we are… I changed my tagline/subtitle based on a spontaneous remark I made at the bar last night. The motto of this blog is now “Defy the […]

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ConvergeSouth Eve

I’m engaging in the ritual I pretty much always do the night before I go to any sort of blogging or new media conference: I’m doing laundry. Isn’t that what… I’m engaging in the ritual I pretty much always do the night before I go to any sort of blogging or new media conference: I’m […]

Blogging in Busy Times

Fellow Grand Strand blogger Andre muses about his light blogging when his day job is crushing him. I’m right there with you brother. When I look back at my posts… Fellow Grand Strand blogger Andre muses about his light blogging when his day job is crushing him. I’m right there with you brother. When I […]

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