Archive for March, 2002

Time zone + European date = Phil fooled

Sunday, March 31st, 2002

Dated 01/04/2002, in the UK edition of The Reg: “AOL gets it! Steve Case gets it!” beamed Dave Winer today, after brokering a deal that sees two hundred of the most popular weblogs become part of the AOL-Time Warner publishing empire.

Maybe not totally useless…

Sunday, March 31st, 2002

I take it back, DMOZ isn’t quite totally useless. It did point me to The Weather Pixie. Now that (the StorTrooper over there –>) is what I call a useful Web Service. Not only does it tell me whether or not it’s dark outside, it also tells Ruzz, Pix, Tim, and any other un-American readers […]

An open offer to professional journalists

Saturday, March 30th, 2002

If you are a professional journalist writing about weblogging, I’d like to help you out. Just run your article or column by me before it’s published, and I’ll do my best to keep you from sounding like a complete and total ass to anyone who knows the first thing about weblogs. That should make you […]

Springtime, and the living is easy

Saturday, March 30th, 2002

Removing a winter’s-worth of crap from in front of the back door: 20 minutes. Washing a winter’s-worth of crap off the deck chair: 10 minutes. Hooking up a longer phone cord: 2 minutes (including redial). Sitting on the deck in mid-seventies sunshine with a Mike’s Hard Iced Tea and something we won’t remind Ruzz of, […]

Failsafe YACCS

Saturday, March 30th, 2002

For YACCS users who would rather not have their blog throw Javascript errors or even fail to load when Hossein’s server is down: Failsafe YACCS and a server-down example. Right now it’s not as pretty as it could be, since I had to copy the whole function to form the link text out of the […]

Ignore it? Don’t think so…

Friday, March 29th, 2002

Ev writes : Ignore this stuff: __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Greetings – send holiday greetings for Easter, Passover Yeah, sure, I’ll ignore the fact that you just posted an item with Yahoo Mail’s ad line for today, which means that you emailed that to your blog, which means you are testing email to […]

Top 100 Links from Weblogs Updated From Work

Thursday, March 28th, 2002

If I’m understanding how the Weblogs.Com: Top-100 Links from Weblogs works: This page lists the Top-100 pages linked to by the weblogs who pinged Weblogs.Com in the last three hours. The list is rebuilt once per day at noon Pacific. Then it lists the top 100 links from weblogs that updated from 9am to noon […]

The return of remote editing

Thursday, March 28th, 2002

Last week, I tried to talk up the Adminimizer Toolbar, an IE6 toolbar that acts as a Blogger API client, and lets you edit your previous posts, or add a new post, right in your blog page. Then I had to quickly backpeddle as I discovered some unexpected problems with the first version. Well, it’s […]

Don’t encourage him, for God’s sake

Thursday, March 28th, 2002

Thanks in part to my ranting and raving, instapundit is sporting a svelte new two days’ posts on the main page look, and Rand cut his Blogwatch script down to just a 400 byte header request once a minute, and pulled the open source version. Glenn cutting down to two days should be particularly helpful […]

Help Blog*Spot suck

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

Danger: sarcasm ahead! Note that I have spent quite literally thousands of hours helping people use Blogger and Blog*Spot, because I believe in the power and value of personal publishing. I also believe that if you are pulling tens of thousands of hits, you should get the hell off Blog*Spot, now. The reason Blog*Spot sucks […]