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…
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…
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…
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…
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
iamPariah.com Will Return in January

iamPariah.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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…