Archive for the 'blogging tech' Category

My only connection

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

No matter how popular the place where you saw it is, there’s probably someone reading you who didn’t see it, and wants to. Don’t fear mindless link propogation quite so much, it’s part of the value of weblogs.

…, glorious spam

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Google finally has blog search, now that there’s so much blog search engine spam that it’s useless.

Chat with this

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

Most of my trickle of manual comment spam doesn’t bother me much, but searching for “‘html allowed’ blog” and then spamming an entry titled “Don’t make me look stupid” is a bit annoying.

I don’t want to share my weblog’s pain

Monday, April 11th, 2005

Attention weblogs: you can email me twice, in case I forgot the first time, but then you need to shut up until you’ve got something new to tell me.

Nice that __mode=rss is doing someone some good

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

It may not have ever done us much good, but the Trackback pings as an RSS feed is apparently helping out one Trackback spammer.

My Shorts in your face

Monday, April 4th, 2005

How to put brief entries in a single expanding unordered list in Movable Type.

Copyfight on Technorati!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

According to the bottom of every Technorati page, … something is under a Creative Commons license. According to the Terms Of Service, you can’t even “download” or “use for any purpose” any of their materials without prior written permission from the owners. Who, it must be noted when considering their license, are almost never Technorati.

Super-viral Creative Commons licenses

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Yahoo!’s new Creative Commons search is cool, but given the horrible state of people’s explanation of what content is and isn’t licensed, I can’t believe they return anything which links to a license, without any disclaimer that some or all of any result may not actually be offered under a CC license.

Think this through for me, wudja?

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

I give up, my brain says it’s never going to be smart enough to think through an alternative to embedded RDF for TrackBack autodiscovery.

Shoes full of broken glass and nails for the cobbler’s children

Monday, March 14th, 2005

No wonder I never heard from the Blogger Developers Network: I’m two feed URLs and one HTML URL behind where they currently hide it.