Archive for May, 2002

To do: auto-linkbacks

Friday, May 31st, 2002

I need to spend some of this weekend looking into automatic linkbacks/referrals. I was looking at Mark’s referrers list (which now includes automatically discovered RSS feed links), and saw PapaScott, which reminded me that I meant to link to his link to my blogroll script, because I already liked the circular serendipity of him using […]

RSS autodiscovery

Friday, May 31st, 2002

Add one line to your main index template. Done. Add a bookmarklet for Amphetadesk. Done. Wait for other people to add the single simple line of code so that I can just click a bookmarklet and subscribe to their RSS feed in Amphetadesk… dum de dum, do de do, hmmm. Background: RSS autodiscovery and more […]

Nearer future OSC

Thursday, May 30th, 2002

Okay, maybe the Ender’s Game movie is a few years off, but Shadow Puppets, the story of Peter and Bean just after the war, is less than three months from release. More than anything else, that’s the time and characters I’ve been wondering about. Not that I identify with Peter, mind you. Just wondering.

Happy Millionth

Thursday, May 30th, 2002

I see that Hossein is now well over a million comments in YACCS. Congratulations, and I take back everything I said about remotely hosted comments, yet again.


Tuesday, May 28th, 2002

Ender’s Game is being made into a movie! Oh. It will be released in two, three, or four years. Rats.

Annoying new Blogger archive error

Tuesday, May 28th, 2002

While I never really liked Blogger’s barely-comprehensible error messages about being unable to find various templates and output files, I’m not sure that Tom’s current archive index (at the moment it consists of the words “template not found”) is an improvement. Especially since that template represents one of the most visible, visited, and prominent examples […]

Stuff I missed last week

Tuesday, May 28th, 2002

Looks like people got busy again last week, after several weeks of not much happening: Amidst a busy week, Mark Paschal notes what a pain it is when you release something with a complete showstopper bug, and nobody says word one about it. Been there, hated that. Either nobody at all is using your stuff, […]

He’s baaaack!

Tuesday, May 28th, 2002

My apologies for not showing my head last night, when I got back home: the combined effects of a three-hour unload and wash everything in the pouring drizzle and the return to the gloomy green hell of the Oregon Coast (whose idea was it to cover every inch of ground with brush?) left me in […]

Outta here

Sunday, May 19th, 2002

I’m off to play in the woods for a week or so. Chances are you won’t notice anything very different from a posting standpoint, but comments probably won’t be answered very quickly.

Importing dotcomments in Movable Type

Saturday, May 18th, 2002

How to import your dotcomments comments from a Blogger-powered blog into Movable Type, in roughly seventeen moderately easy steps… (Essentially the same as YACCS to Movable Type, so if you’ve seen that, there’s no point in reading further unless you actually plan on using it.)