Where’s “My” Community?

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

I am imagining a better WordPress. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the engine behind Gradin.com, as well as countless other blogs on the Interweb. I have been using WordPress for several years now and I really enjoy it. Its many features have grown, and grown on me. Now [...]

Zune 2.x

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

You may recall that I had written up the Zune Wish List a couple of months after I received mine in December of 2006. I took the time to assess my needs and what the Zune hardware and software could do to meet those needs. It has now been nearly a year since [...]

Tips for Blogging, Puddin’ Brain

Friday, August 24th, 2007

There’s something to be said for focus. Hitting the hot spots on the web for news is well and good, but it’s probably more productive to focus on those places that can offer you something to comment on, rather than simply steal your attention away from what you came there to do.

Optimal for OPML

Friday, January 19th, 2007

I discovered Optimal while looking for ways to render OPML as HTML. OPML, for my purpose and many of those reading this, is what RSS is to data, for RSS. That is, an OPML outline describes a list of feeds, each of which consist of an RSS feed for another site, which represents [...]

The Family Portrait

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

If you’ll focus you’re attention to the bottom of the page, you can see what humors me at nearly 2:00am. It has been a while now since I’ve played with my tablet (an electronic writing pen device for those who don’t know) and I don’t know why. I’m working up some new theme [...]

How I Work

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

The longest amount of time spent, and time I am unable to account for, is research. Depending on the topic, I may spend a week pouring through as many references I can find on a particular subject to get a real good feel for the information. If I don’t require reference material as I write, it goes much quicker.

NNTP 2 RSS (Techie)

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

I found an invaluable thing recently. Google’s old beta site for their groups allows access to newsgroups via RSS. There isn’t a link anywhere to indicate this, but it’s available if you can construct the URI. Just enter http://groups-beta.google.com/group/group.name/feed/topics.xml into your aggregator, where group.name is the newsgroup your interested in (and exists [...]

Blogpoly

Friday, May 13th, 2005

BoingBoing tells me about a very clever play on “Monopoly” for the blogoshpere. Everyone has their own version, so it was only a matter of time. Now if only someone would print up the board to play on. You’d have to work out some sort of way to use RSS subscribers as [...]