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…
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 twoat least until after I had fin­ished writ­ing my…
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
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 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…
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 appli­ca­tions like…
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…
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…