Archive for July, 2002

Taking your blog’s temperature

Wednesday, July 17th, 2002

Lloyd Nebres had a great idea, to take your weblog’s temperature by rating each day’s posts by whether you were hot or not, and then displaying a calendar view with colored dots that show at a glance how you were, or at least how you blogged, over the course of a month. Phil Ulrich took […]

Psst. Wanna buy a nice domain?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

Just to answer all those people who were asking last summer whether, the Blogger/Moreover cooperative venture, would be back: only if you buy the domain from a speculator and bring it back yourself.

Man, I’m just tired and bored with myself

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

Anybody got a spark? Sorry to inflict what’s arguably not the very best Springsteen song on you, but it’s been stuck in my head ever since my too long between posts alarm went off this morning. I’m just having a hard time getting excited about anything blog or web related. Project report: PHP TrackBack for […]

Waxy backlinks from PHP

Monday, July 8th, 2002

Among the updates in Waxy Backlinks v0.05 is the option to call it from PHP, as well as SSI. So now there’s no reason at all why you would want my quick and really dirty PHP script to show referrals.

Where did everybody go?

Monday, July 8th, 2002

Let’s see, when was it that the link on the way into Blogger’s forum changed from my FAQ to the Public Mind system?

Related entries plugin

Saturday, July 6th, 2002

From Kalsey Consulting Group and MT Plugin Foundry, a related entries plugin which gives you a container tag for “entries in the same category as this one” that you can use in all sorts of ways (Adam’s example is a list of the most recent three entries in the same category, displayed on an individual […]

Google: hands off my empty comments!

Saturday, July 6th, 2002

Just in case I need this for something again, since I’m sure to lose it in the Movable Type forum: a plugin to keep Google from indexing blank comments. Make a copy of mt-comments.cgi, name it mt-nocomments.cgi, and don’t forget to chmod it 755. Download, unzip it, and upload to your mt/plugins directory. […]

Food is good

Saturday, July 6th, 2002

While I can’t really recommend starving yourself down to the point of dishrag soup and pantry sweepings (too tired from being sick to shop), the feeling you get when you finally have something edible to eat is almost worth it. Didn’t make up for having to go shopping during a holiday weekend in a fogged […]

Curses, foiled again

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2002

A reader from Belgium (is this a wonderful InterWebNet, or what?) alerted me that Lonesome Day, the Springsteen song that’s supposed to debut on AOLMusic/Netscape Music on July 8th, was “released a bit earlier than scheduled” (which I assume means “someone was foolish enough to think that nobody would try to hack the url”). Sadly, […]

Third (and final?) idea for TrackBack and XHTML validation

Monday, July 1st, 2002

I certainly hope that this is my final proposal for dealing with the fact that the RDF that TrackBack inserts into pages breaks XHTML validation. After sleeping on yesterday’s rather silly Javascript solution, I don’t much like it. Not only was I wrong about where the MT bookmarklet is getting the RDF (it doesn’t use […]