Archive for the 'meta' Category

Whose fonts?

Sunday, August 25th, 2002

From the There’s Always An Excuse To Stroke Your Own Ego Department: Looks like I haven’t linked to the lovely and very useful Google Dance Tool, and what better way than to point out that as of right now, it looks like I’m the world’s number two Phil, up from number three last month. Take […]

Back again. Sigh.

Sunday, August 18th, 2002

350 message(s), 349 unread. Delete spam. 340 message(s), 339 unread. I miss spam. Delete goofy search referrals from aolsearch and msn, read and delete real referrals, read and mostly delete list mail, leaving only (non-flame) comments, direct requests for help, and unanswered list questions. 38 message(s), 0 unread. Another hour or so, and I can […]

Gone fishing, part 2

Friday, August 2nd, 2002

Like what seems to be almost everyone else, I’m taking off, for a couple of weeks in Idaho. While I’m gone, be good, or careful, or just plain wild, depending.

Gone fishin’

Friday, July 19th, 2002

I’m off for a weekend of sitting in the woods drinking, swimming with my nephew-equivalent, Dusty the Rescue Dog (who thinks that any swimmer needs a Golden Retriever clawing up their back to help them swim), and maybe dancing with a trout or two. I’d recommend that you do the same, though perhaps without the […]

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 […]

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?

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 […]

Late for the dance

Monday, June 24th, 2002

Looks like the Google Dance is happening, and I was perhaps a bit too slow to remove all traces of golfer girlfriends from my Big Blog Tool experimental blog: right now, on www2 and www3, I’m number ten for the dreaded keywords. As in, on the first page. Damnitall. In other meta news, though, […]

Faster PHP development

Sunday, June 23rd, 2002

I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner: Download Apache for Windows Install it (note that this is an abbreviated version of a PITA) Download PHP for Windows Install it (PITA PITA PITA) Tell HTML-Kit (in Edit->Preferences->Preview->Edit Preview Rules) that the server path for your dev directory is Load test.php in the editor, switch […]

More popular than Doc & Zeldman

Sunday, June 2nd, 2002

From the Too-Funny-To-Last files: Jim put up a list of the most-watched blogs at, and no doubt thanks to my tireless pimping of, I’m actually more popular than Doc Searls or the Big Z. That must make a total of, well, one list where that’s true.