Category Archives: Web/Tech

A Blogging Dilemma

My blog’s been down seven times in the two weeks since I moved to my new host. Chances are, i’ll be down again at least once in the next week. I’m not sure that’s something I can accept. My choices … Continue reading

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WordPress.Com

It’s been up and running for a while now, but I just got an invite to join WordPress.Com. (Which is different from WordPress.Org.) It looks like the group behind WordPress is getting ready to try and eat some Typepad’s lunch. … Continue reading

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Blog Finder

This was somewhat amusing. I finally got around to trying Technorati’s Blog Finder — currently in Beta — which is basically all the blogs they track, arrange by subjects. It’s sort of Technorati’s answer to Jeff Jarvis’ call for "500 … Continue reading

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MSN Beta Broken

Nick is right. MSN Beta looks pretty freakin’ horrible in Firefox.    But is doesn’t look a whole lot better in Internet Explorer.    Of course that probably has somethign to do with the fact that I’m on a Mac … Continue reading

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The Blog Trackers Cometh?

What is it with bloggers when it comes to links and stats? You’d think, given how much I’ve written about the subject, I’d know by now. A while back the call went out to build a better blog tracker. Now, … Continue reading

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The Progressive Blog Report

Crossposted from my EchoDitto blog. To say that blogging involves an inordinate amount of navel gazing would be something of an understatement. However, such contemplation does occasionally yield useful information. Case in point, the new report on the emergence of … Continue reading

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Idiots with Email

Oh. My. God. So, I sit down to watch Dateline NBC, in order to catch their segment on missing minorities missing in the news. But I missed that segment while putting Parker to bed. The next  segment comes on, it’s … Continue reading

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State ‘o the ‘Sphere

In the future, to paraphrase Andy Warhol, everyone will have a blog for 15 minutes. That seems to be the initial takeaway from the latest of Technorati’s "State of the Blogosphere" updates. In part one of what will be a … Continue reading

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Before My time

Why, oh why didn’t they have online gym when I was in school? The nation’s public schools are rushing to reconfigure scores of traditional courses from basic composition to calculus so students can take them via the Internet. One of … Continue reading

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C’mon and Take a Free Ride

Didja hear about the guy in Florida who got arrested for using someone else’s wireless network? Police have arrested a man for using someone else’s wireless Internet network in one of the first criminal cases involving this fairly common practice. … Continue reading

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Pimp My WordPress, Too

I continue to come across useful WordPress plugins, and I thought I’d share a couple more that I found. (BTW, a great way to find new plugins is to add the del.icio.us RSS feed for the wordpress tag to your … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Blog

Here we are again. It seems that every couple of months this meme rolls around, of bloggers having their employment dreams dashed when their blogs are discovered. No one, it seems, if exempt; not airline stewardesses, nor even employees of … Continue reading

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Pimp My WordPress

Along with overhauling the look of this blog, and adding advertising, I’ve gone a little plugin crazy, adding various things here and there under the hood and on the front end. You might have noticed at least one change if … Continue reading

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Zach-cast Published

The Podcast report on Zach’s blogswarm has been published, and be heard/downloaded at this link. It’s about towards the end of the full program. It isn’t available yet on PlanetOut’s radio page, but it should be soon. If you just … Continue reading

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Transparent Society…

Or hi-tech mob? I saw this story in three different places now. It began in a subway train with a girl whose dog made a mess on the train floor. When nearby elders told her to clean up the mess, … Continue reading

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