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November 24, 2007

Google Ranking Problem

As part of my re-evaluation of my toolkit, I’ve started using MarsEdit. For those who don’t know, MarsEdit is a Macintosh program to write blog posts. There are a couple of small features in the way the Mars Edit works that could have been deal breakers for me, so I was going back to the […]

August 29, 2007

Site Redesign

As part of a larger project to clarify all my various work and personal projects, I have redesigned this site. The redesign is not 100% complete but it is well over 90% so I’m turning it wild to see if anyone else turns up any problems. What I did I had been using standard WordPress […]

January 16, 2007

An Improbable Sentence

Merlin Mann pens a statistically improbable sentence, “I suspect that children will eventually support some kind of thin-client email-to-affection gateway.”

December 8, 2005

Les Blogs Smackdown

Lots of rants and raves over the Smackdown at LesBlogs. Mena Trott, cofounder of conference sponsor Six Apart, was opening the second day and calling for “civility in blogging.” While this was going on, in fact through the entire conference, there was an irc back channel which you can read here. Mena took exception to […]

October 9, 2005

Which Robert?

Robert Scoble wants search engines to pretend that the web is different than it is. I think this would be a bad idea. Scoble’s objection is that search results don’t reflect his notions of what is important in the world. “As long as I’m the #1 Robert and Robert Redford isn’t as high up as […]

July 5, 2005

Carnival of the Commenters

What do you do about commenters on your blog? I haven’t had that many people comment on any of my entries. Unaccountably, as I posted before, most of the comments are on my post about deciding to stop using Norton Anti-virus software. Comments on that post still continue to come in. The commenters want me […]

June 24, 2005


I just heard a review on Fresh Air of a movie called You, Me and Everyone We Know. I would watch this movie based on the review. The trouble is, I don’t watch movies in the theater, I watch them on DVD, and this movie won’t come out on DVD for some time. Here’s an […]

June 13, 2005

Category-based RSS Feeds

It occurred to me that some of my readers might be interested only in politics, while others would be interested only in triathlon. Following the instructions from the girlie matters I have added multiple RSS feeds to the site. The feeds are listed on this page. (Updated link.) So far they aren’t auto discoverable. I […]

June 9, 2005


I have added Geo-tags to the blog. If you live nearby, I’ll be looking out for you. When Google send their trucks out to do 3-D mapping of San Francisco, maybe you can locate my house. Down there on the lower left, near the end of my blogroll is a search at for all […]

June 8, 2005


Yeah! We have mail coming from the domain. My ISP, Earthlink, blocks port 25, making it impossible for me to send mail from the domain to anyone except Earthlink Or Mindspring customers. I can receive e-mail because I use the MailHop service from DynDNS, but I cannot send mail. Using MailHop, DynDNS receives […]