Category: Blogging

WhiteList Spam Attacks Threaten Blogs and Email

WhiteList Spam Attacks Threaten Blogs and Email

Spammers are em­ploy­ing a new tac­tic to at­tack blogs, and it’s a tac­tic that could bring down anti-spam mea­sures pro­tect­ing not on­ly the Blogosphere, but e-mail too. Blog spam­mers are at­tack­ing blogs with their typ­i­cal mes­sages, but they have a new, in­ge­nious, and…
WordPress 1.5 Installed

WordPress 1.5 Installed

Well, it’s in­stalled. The site runs, though a few things are different. Some of the plu­g­ins used with WP 1.2, for in­stance, have not been up­dat­ed to func­tion with WP 1.5. Even some of those that have, have not been up­dat­ed well.…
Upgrading to WordPress 1.5

Upgrading to WordPress 1.5

At this very mo­ment I’m up­grad­ing to WordPress 1.5. While it’s an up­grade I’ve been con­tem­plat­ing for a while, it was one I had in­tend­ed to put off for an­oth­er month or two–at least un­til af­ter I had fin­ished writ­ing my books and…
Blog Design:  Watch Your Width

Blog Design: Watch Your Width

For a mo­ment, I am go­ing to dip in­to web de­sign to il­lus­trate why Deep Green Crystals is an ex­am­ple of ex­tra­or­di­nar­i­ly bad blog de­sign. More ac­cu­rate­ly, I am not dip­ping in­to web de­sign; I am il­lu­mi­nat­ing ba­sic facts about read­abil­i­ty, for the web…
Back In Blog

Back In Blog

Back in blog
I hate to say it
It’s been too long I’m high on the hog
Yes I’m let loose
From Interland‘s noose
That’s kept me hangin’ on hold
I’ve keep lookin’ at the stats
‘Cause they’re get­tin’ way high
Forget InterNIC ’cause it’ll nev­er die
I’ve got
iamPar​i​ah​.com Will Return in January

iamPar​i​ah​.com Will Return in January

After the first of the year I Am Pariah​.com, The Memes List, and the Saturday Slant will all be back up and run­ning at break­neck pace. They will be run­ning off a brand new WordPress in­stal­la­tion, on a fast, re­li­able serv­er. They will…
Blog… Crumbling… MT… Dying…

Blog… Crumbling… MT… Dying…

This blog and the Saturday Slant will be down for a cou­ple of weeks be­cause Movable Type is falling apart. The soft­ware on which blog runs, Movable Type run­ning off a SQL data­base, is crum­bling. It’s dy­ing, a piece at a time. Comments died…
Blog Problems, MT Falling Apart

Blog Problems, MT Falling Apart

Grrr! Moveable Type, the blog soft­ware that dri­ves this blog, is falling apart. Error af­ter er­ror, prob­lem af­ter prob­lem. Auto-pinging has al­ways been an is­sue. Posting and com­ment­ing out of mem­o­ry er­rors hap­pen spo­rad­i­cal­ly every few months. Now no one…
WordPress or MT 3?

WordPress or MT 3?

I want things like fu­ture post­ing, some­thing I have on my pro blogs The Design Weblog and Magazine Weblog, but MT 2.6x doesn’t cur­rent­ly of­fer. I’ve been miss­ing so many Saturday Slants late­ly be­cause, when Saturday rolls around, I’m usu­al­ly on…
BlogRolling​.com Over and Done With?

BlogRolling​.com Over and Done With?

Does the blogosphere still need a service like BlogRolling.com?Should it be BlogRolling.com, or is it time for a competitor to rise up?Now that BlogRolling.com is owned by the not-so-cool Tucows, BR doesn't inspire the same warm and fuzzy brand loyalty as it did as a one-man operation started as a labor of love. So, does the blogosphere want BR to continue even it manages to get its act together?
How To Blog

How To Blog

Tony Pierce has a very in­ter­est­ing (if con­tentious) post about how to blog. Most of his list is right on the mark; some miss­es by a mile. tonypierce​.com busblog“13. if you havent writ­ten about sex, re­li­gion, and pol­i­tics in a week youre…
Fear Grips Blogs:  Copyright Infringement

Fear Grips Blogs: Copyright Infringement

I think this is­sue is be­ing tak­en a lit­tle too se­ri­ous­ly and literally–especially by the com­men­tors on Calacanis’s orig­i­nal post–because of one ar­ti­cle, which was writ­ten in ear­ly 2002 if you read the fine print at the bot­tom (or read the…
Color Scheme Tool Accounts For Color Blindness

Color Scheme Tool Accounts For Color Blindness

Color Scheme by PixyCruising Toni Allen’s design post archives I found this post, Comprehensive Color Tool, which links to Color Scheme by Pixy. Color Scheme is a free, web-based color scheme tool with almost as much power as paid…
My New Project:  The Magazine Design Blog

My New Project: The Magazine Design Blog

The Magazine Design Weblog After weeks of plan­ning, my new project, the Magazine Design Weblog, Weblogs, Inc.’s newest com­mer­cial blog, is live as of 9:00 PT this morn­ing. I’m very ex­cit­ed about this new, first of its kind, weblog. The…
Save A Chat Log… Go To Prison?

Save A Chat Log… Go To Prison?

SecurityFocus: Chat, Copy, Paste, Prison“You are en­gaged in a chat ses­sion with some friends and col­leagues, when one of them makes a wit­ty re­mark or im­parts a pithy bit of in­for­ma­tion. You hit CTRL-A and se­lect the con­ver­sa­tion, then copy it…
YourBlog​.Blogspot​.com Going Away?

YourBlog​.Blogspot​.com Going Away?

Is your blog host­ed as a sub­do­main? Has your provider re­ceived a cease and de­sist let­ter? If so, you might find your blog tak­en of­fline. You may want to con­tact your provider with the in­for­ma­tion be­low and ask how they plan to respond.…
Winner! Free Blog Makeover Contest

Winner! Free Blog Makeover Contest

After read­ing and re-reading, af­ter much thought and the in­put of Strawberry Blonde, I have picked a win­ner in the Free Blog Makeover Contest. Before I an­nounce the win­ner I want to state that there were many, many ex­cel­lent en­tries. Choosing the win­ner was…
Free Blog Makeover Contest – Act Now!

Free Blog Makeover Contest – Act Now!

Win a free, professionally designed makeover of your blog--no strings attached! Write me an essay telling me about your current blog, the blog of your dreams, and why yours should be the blog that wins a free makeover.
Changes To This Here Blog

Changes To This Here Blog

After a while of try­ing to fig­ure out how I want­ed it, I fi­nal­ly did some­thing use­ful with cat­e­gories today. As you can see in the sec­ondary and ter­cia­ry nav­i­ga­tion links at left (be­tween this col­umn and the pho­to), I’ve ex­pand­ed the sin­gle…