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 … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
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.
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 … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
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.
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 … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]