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Category: Weblogging

It’s Time to Refocus

As spring turns to summer and the graduation season is upcoming, I’m making adjustments as well. As far as this weblog is concerned, that means time to re-focus. My posts over the past years (I’ve been doing this, on one server or another, for at least 7 years) have been on a wide variety of […]

On the Weblog Software

I upgraded WordPress to version 2.3.2 this morning. WordPress 2.3.2 is an urgent security release that fixes a bug that can be used to expose your draft posts. 2.3.2 also suppresses some error messages that can give away information about your database table structure and limits and stops some information leaks in the XML-RPC and […]

Talk About Value, not Technology

Jon Udell, in Talking to everyone, asks How do you talk to everyone about the transformative benefits of the technologies we’re so excited about, in ways that don’t make people flip the bozo switch and tune you out? How do you tell stories that make the benefits of the technology come alive for people, in […]


For several years now I’ve been a very happy customer of, using them for my family’s sites and recommending them to friends and anyone else that asked. Their service is normally quick, friendly and efficent. As of early this morning, though, my site was being redirected to a “suspended” page. When my credit card […]

No Pod-People

USA Today, page 1D: Get an earful of the offbeat The surprise about podcasting isn’t that millions are listening — the surprise is that millions are listening to some pretty arcane stuff. No, the surprise — a pleasant one — is that a paper which is so mind-numbingly generic, purposefully so in order to reach […]


I’m wondering if any of my friends, family, co-workers, etc. are using twitter, and if so if they’ve found any semi-productive purpose for it. [added later] Rick K. posted about twitter this weekend.

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