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I Wept Teaching A Class Today

I Wept Teaching A Class Today

Today was my last day working in Colorado Springs. I fly out early tomorrow morning. Because I am so passionate about InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc., about the graphics industry, and about sharing my enthusiasm for these things with others through…
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?
Martha Stewart Sentenced to 5 Months

Martha Stewart Sentenced to 5 Months

NEW YORK (AP) — Friday July 16, 8:25 am PT — Domestic icon Martha Stewart was handed a prison term of just five months Friday for lying about a stock sale. After asking the judge for leniency, she emerged defiant…
Orbitz… And Go Nowhere!™

Orbitz… And Go Nowhere!™

Trying to book a flight and hotel room on Orbitz is un-fucking-believably painful. My reservations have been inprocess (and unconfirmed) for going on three hours now. After an informational dry run last night, I went to Orbitz early this afternoon…
Child Creates Video Game To Fight Cancer

Child Creates Video Game To Fight Cancer

Make a Wish kid makes a game to fight cancer – Joystiq“Ben is a 4th grade kid who had cancer. His doctor told him to visualize the disease going away, so Ben and his mom came up with…
Woman who got wrong sperm wins suit

Woman who got wrong sperm wins suit

My god! Can you imagine the terror she must have felt for the following six months? That poor woman! Woman who got wrong sperm wins suit – PittsburghLIVE.com“WILMINGTON, N.C. — A jury awarded $435,000 to a woman who…
A Little Customer Service Effort Goes A Long Way

A Little Customer Service Effort Goes A Long Way

Over on Seth’s Blog is this interesting post:“The thing is, every single person who walks into the Lost Baggage office is annoyed, disappointed, upset or angry. And the hurdle that American has to get over is trivial. “Hi,…
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…
Spider-Man India

Spider-Man India

Spider-Man India Costume DesignPress Releases – Gotham Comics SPIDER-MAN INDIA–SPIDER-MAN EXTENDS FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD TO STREETS OF BOMBAY!
Bangalore, India (June 14, 2004)–Marvel Comics & Gotham Entertainment Group–Indian publishing licensee of Marvel Comics and the leading publisher of international comic…
Blogging Heads and Tails, Who Wags Whom?

Blogging Heads and Tails, Who Wags Whom?

“The tail is beginning to wag the blog,” says Lev Grossman in his TIME Magazine article, Meet Joe Blog (Jun. 21, 2004). “Why are more and more people getting their news from amateur websites called blogs? Because they’re fast, funny…
I Have Gmail!

I Have Gmail!

Thanks to an invite from a Weblogs, Inc. buddy, I now have a Google GMail address. If Google gives me any invitations, I’ll be kind to my friends (I won’t post them on eBay).…
Brew Your Own Auto Fuel For 41 Cents A Gallon

Brew Your Own Auto Fuel For 41 Cents A Gallon

From Slashdot: Brew Your Own Auto Fuel For 41 Cents A Gallon“Iphtashu Fitz writes “Damon Toal-Rossi of Iowa City, Iowa had enough of the high price of gasoline, so it didn’t take too much for his friend to…
It Pays To Fight A Ticket

It Pays To Fight A Ticket

In “It pays to avoid a ticket — or fight one” MSN Money details practical and frugal technicques for fighting a speeding ticket–and thereby saving thousands of dollars on your insurance rates.“The best advice is simply not to…
Dear Maury, My Google Page Rank Is Too High

Dear Maury, My Google Page Rank Is Too High

The lesson here is that, for now, bloggers should be careful about the titles of their posts less they get too high a Google page ranking. I say “for now” because, before too long, the porn sites will figure out this little trick and stuff their pages with references to “Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” Mark Cuban‘s “The Benefactor,” and, of course, the “Maury Show,” thus knocking us happless bloggers so far down Google’s ranking that misdirected Dear Maury mail will no longer be an issue.
Homeless Mothers Treated Like Queens In SF

Homeless Mothers Treated Like Queens In SF

I wish I had found this earlier. It would have made a nice Sunday morning feel-good read this Mother’s Day. I applaud Harry Denton for this unique and generous 10 year tradition. From a press release by Harry Denton’s Starlight…
Blogging Is My Business. Business Is Good.

Blogging Is My Business. Business Is Good.

Though I haven’t really a point or argument to make, I’m passing this along as more of an FYI. Blogging is a new art form, and it’s a new a business form. Blogs are becoming commercial, make no mistake about…