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“Duh” in Retrospect

This one falls into the "Duh" category. As I was reading through this article I saw an archive format like this: <MTArchiveDate format="%Y/%m/%d"> How had I been doing that very same thing? <MTArchiveDate format="%Y">/<MTArchiveDate format="%m">/<MTArchiveDate format="%d"> I'm not sure why I was doing it this way. Maybe the manual suggested it. Maybe I wasn't sure […]

Florida Blogs: Requirements

I've given some more thought to my idea of starting a Florida Blogs directory site. Mainly, in the absence of finding other regional ones (call me lazy, sure), I've come up with a list of what I feel the "requirements" for the site should be. I've listed them below. Please comment (preferably via email) and […]

TrackBacks for Pirillo

The man behind, or rather, right in front of Rent My Chest .com has added TrackBack to his blog. Not much more to say about that at this point. As for sugar, well, I like it!

BlogStickers

Some of the banners at BlogStickers.com are pretty funny. Among my favorites, "I blogged your mom" and the one you see to the right. I've put the one to the right in my "critical info" section on the left for shits and giggles. If you're a fan of what that site has to offer, and […]

Everyone and their brother's got a blog now, and when I was starting out, I had to learn some things the hard way. So, I've compiled a few of the best tips I could find into a couple of hints. Many of them deal with MovableType, but they can be applied to any CMS or […]

Florida Blogs

I've got a bit of time and the necessary skills: I want to start a "Florida Blogs" directory site. I've seen some others - I think Texas has one, New York has one, etc. I'd like to start a Florida blog. You could find people nearby with zip or area codes, by name, by interest, […]

My Blog, My Rules

This is about right: My blog, my rules. Same here. I try to be fair, and I have no problems with opposing viewpoints, but if you're a jackass and abuse privileges, I might yank your comment or block your IP (or whatever).

Blogging at the Dohi

Hi. I am blogging from the Dohi (IHOP spun 180 degrees). I'm blogging from my HipTop. Just seeing how long this took. About five minutes, start to finish. Not bad.

Puma Pete Phoned Home

A Puma representative named Pete (I won't post his last name) from Boston phoned me this morning and asked me to take down the image I formerly had posted to my entry entitled "More on that Vodka Ad." Pete denied that the ad was an official Puma ad or that it was running in Maxim […]

On Using Macros to Blog

Ben Hammersley notes here that he's trying to get some macros (Update: see first comment from Ben) working for his blog. Ignoring the fact that his blog is in UTF-8 and his page specifies "content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1," I must question the usefulness of macros when blogging.

I'm reading Mark Pilgrim's 30 Days to a More Accessible Weblog and so far tonight I've implemented Day 10's tip, which consists of putting your main content first. I've done this via CSS now (could have sworn it was this way before, but it wasn't). I switched a float:left to a float:right and all was […]

February 2003 Zeitgeist

I just peeked at my site's "search terms" section to see what people were using to get to my site in February, the first month I enabled statistics (around February 16th). Every month I plan to post these stats because, frankly, they're kind of amusing. Here's February's…

Ethical Blogging, Part 2

I promised Tom Coates and Christian Claiborn a response to their comments left on my Ethical Blogging entry yesterday. Before I do so, I'd like to point out three other articles that I've read (via TrackBack). The first is Matt's fairly long piece, mostly in response to Rebecca Blood's article. The second more closely covers […]

You know that nifty feature in MovableType that allows you to choose "Yes" to "Remember Personal Info?" It's braindead. It only remembers your information for that article. Safari had over 500 cookies in its cookie cache… for 12 blogs. I've posted a query in the MT support forum. Let's see what happens.

MTNoThreadedComments

I will not be adding MTThreadedComments to this blog because: It looks like a whole lot of work that I'd have to do with every new version of MT. It's quite new (version 0.1.1?). I don't think threading provides much gain. If you can't figure out how to quote someone using text between a pair […]

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