Archive for April, 2004

Meet the new boss

Friday, April 30th, 2004

A new syndication spec, combining what looks at first glance like some good reasonable ideas with the grace and tact of an elephant. With diarrhea. Fun ensues.

Spam notification: spam or ham?

Thursday, April 29th, 2004

When you start overthinking whether to report a spam notification as spam, it’s time to just give up on email.

Links, votes, and Ads by Google

Thursday, April 29th, 2004

AdSense may not make much sense if your ads end up on your enemies weblogs, where their readers will click them just to give your money to a blogger who hates you.

Switching Spring

Thursday, April 29th, 2004

Everybody’s happy about some new switch, and I’m in a rut. Poor, pitiful me.

For some value of active

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

Google’s giving out invitations to beta test Gmail to “active users” of Blogger. Turns out, active doesn’t require very much activity at all.

Underscores are bad, mmkay?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004

If you value your precioussssss PageRank, use dashes rather than underscores in file and directory names.

Doing your own Technorati links

Wednesday, April 21st, 2004

Rather than link your every post to Technorati, why don’t the interested people just save themselves a Technorati bookmarklet that shows the cosmos for the current page in their browser?

Brilliant forensic work

Sunday, April 18th, 2004

Pick up the nearest book, turn to page 23, type out sentence 5, then ask yourself why on earth you just did that.

What are you blogging for?

Sunday, April 18th, 2004

For me, it’s not the numbers, it’s the numbers who show that they read, and understood, whether or not they agree. It’s not my pulpit, you’re not my audience; it’s a message board where only I get to start threads.

Buy that woman a violin

Sunday, April 18th, 2004

Tracy Grammer’s going to have to replace her violin. You can help.