Archive for December, 2002

Gee, thanks Alexa!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2002

Keeping some bad company at Alexa.

Wouldn’t you like to switch?

Monday, December 16th, 2002

Wouldn’t you like to switch to Mozilla, so I can use inline image data?

Ah, winter

Sunday, December 15th, 2002

Some lessons learned during the last 44 hours, some 28 of them without electricity: Being home is better than being at work, unless work has heat, and lights, and power to charge your battery, and coffee, and bandwidth. And plumbing. Don’t forget the plumbing. Starting a woodstove with 80 mph gusts coming down the pipe […]

Comment spammers win one

Saturday, December 14th, 2002

The comment spammers have at least partly won. If they can change your behavior and your attitudes, they’ve won, or at least you’ve lost. If too much email spam makes you stop using an email account, or the threat of comment spam keeps you from allowing comments on your blog, then even though it’s a […]

Now I remember

Saturday, December 14th, 2002

Seems like every time I forget why I’m paying DIRECTV such a ridiculous amount of money when I turn on the TV once a week, they manage to remind me. This time, by reminding me that Clapton is God. They’re playing the film from his (final) tour last year as a promo for the two […]

Robust, accessible HaloScan comment links

Thursday, December 12th, 2002

Tweaking your HaloScan comment links to be accessible without Javascript, and to survive server and network outages without throwing Javascript errors by the ton.

Twisty TrackBack syndication

Wednesday, December 11th, 2002

A possible solution to the problem of different names for categories: start from your TrackBack pings, get the category from the TB RDF, take that to the RSS feed, and get items in the same category. Twisty!

Live RSS archives

Monday, December 9th, 2002

A new Blog Browser points out that I left my live RSS archives hidden away.

Literally owning your words

Monday, December 9th, 2002

Les was, understandably, perplexed about a comment claiming to be from Dave Winer (since in his circles, SOAP, XML-RPC, and anything Dave’s ever done are unutterably evil, and by saying that XML-RPC really worked pretty well for him Les was standing up in the Communist Party meeting and shouting “Capitalism has produced some pretty nice […]

Blogger, you ignorant slut

Sunday, December 8th, 2002

Finally got sick of waiting for a fix for the way Blog*Spot currently works with archives turned off (Blogger then publishes <$BlogItemArchiveFilename$> as “index.html”, but during the B*S upgrade/reorganization a while back they stopped redirecting index.html to the actual file in /homes/thesubdomain.html, so if you use one of the templates Blogger provides and turn archives […]