Category Archives: wordpress

Tweaked blog design

I tweaked my blog design slightly, using a real-life photo instead of
my icon and taking a few things off my sidebar. I might even add
accesskeys one of these days. Who knows…

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Sweet blog setup

I’ve figured out a terrific way to read IBM blogs. They’re automatically prioritized, too. I read it in Emacs, of course, and I have a quick way to comment on things while I’m offline. The only thing that could make it better would be to autopost comments…

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Revised my website design

I finally sat down and revised my blog design. It should be much
cleaner now. If I’m lucky, it will actually work under IE. (Gabriel?)
It validates (hooray!), too.

I’ve also added a new landing page, This should be a good starting point for people who find me on the Net or get my business card.

What else would make this website easier for you and other people? Tell me what you think!

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Lost some comments in the shuffle

One of the downsides of posting code on your blog is that you tend to
confuse your blogging software. In this case, some stray tags that I
used in my RSS dumping code resulted in lots of errors in my blog. In
a tizzy over the bug, I forgot about the first two public comments
ever posted on my WordPress blog, and I accidentally deleted them
while trying to refresh my blog posts. This is a pity, as they were
particularly nice comments too.

Ah, life. That’s okay.

Just wanted to let you know what happened to them. And kids, if you’re
going to do this kind of shuffling around… save your data somewhere!

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With five years of blog posts, there’s a lot to discover

Okay, I have a seriously souped-up blog now.
Enjoy the random posts and the retrospectives on the WordPress
interface to this blog. If you click on a post, you’ll see links to
other posts I made on the same day in different years.

Why am I doing this?

Might be a little crazy to think about it, but I know I’ll get a
lot out of seeing where I’ve come from.
If I stumble across
questions I’ve asked or things I’ve reflected on, maybe I’ll stop and
think a little. If I can make more of my blog content available to
Google, maybe I’ll come across my old notes when I’m searching
for something I don’t even know I knew before. And who knows? Maybe
I’ll even figure out how to get this nicely sorted into a printed book
for my mom. ;)

What about other people? What would you get out of this? Maybe
random clicking around will help you get to know me.
Maybe you’ll
like the things you read, maybe you won’t. It’s a chance I take. But
if you’re randomly clicking through slices of my life, you’re probably
friendly. =) And who knows, maybe one of these entries will make
you think,
and that thought will turn into other thoughts, and
then you come up with a wonderful idea. Randomness is like that.

And if, while reading, you should happen to stop on an entry that
catches your eyes, you may notice how different things are year to
year, and how much stays the same.


I wonder what the next five years will be like. Let’s find out!

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