Category Archives: Blogging

A Cynical Yet Fair Poke at Twitter

A Cynical Yet Fair Poke at Twitter

I think this video applies as much to Facebook status updates as it does to the whole of Twitter. Enjoy!

What’s happening with Negative99?

What’s happening with Negative99?

It’s no secret… I haven’t blogged in a month!? Blogging as a personal tool for expression has waned in the shadow of Facebook, Twitter, and any number of new digital tools of personal mass-communication. Unless someone can blog full-time as a profession or committed hobby it is difficult to maintain steady and meaningful content… making [...]

I have a blog?

I have a blog?

Somebody had to remind me today that I have a blog. With so much going on in life and all it becomes hard to figure out when and what to blog on. I may very well transform this blog into something more topical (while still keeping all the flash g@mes)… I’m not sure yet.

WordPress 2.7 is crazy delicious!!!

WordPress 2.7 is crazy delicious!!!

I just installed (in a sandbox — not public yet) the latest version of the stupendous blogging software (yet so much more) WordPress and it is probably the biggest leap the software has taken yet. Don’t let the two point seven fool you… this is a three dot oh if ever there was one. In [...]

Blog Action Day 2008 – Poverty

Blog Action Day 2008 – Poverty

So what is the so-called Blog Action Day? Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. This year’s issue is poverty. Let’s be honest… [...]

Blog Comments and Moderation

Blog Comments and Moderation

WordPress blogging software has some features that allow people’s comments to be held for moderation by me later (rather than published instantly). BUT, it’s not always clear what constitutes the criteria. For instance, I have it set to hold any comment for my personal moderation that includes more than one hyperlink (tell-tale spam), or that [...]

What I’m Up To

What I’m Up To

I’ve been a little silent on here… but not for lack of things to rant about. I’ve been traveling to Lake Placid, watching the Olympics, and playing the game Mass Effect. I’ll be posting pictures from Lake Placid soon… and I’ll also be weighing in on the Mass Effect game (because there’s a little controversy [...]

Upgraded to WordPress 2.6 and all’s well.

Upgraded to WordPress 2.6 and all’s well.

I begged them to implement the WordPress.COM avatar-generation option for the WordPress.ORG software… and in THIS version they did! That means that if a commenter doesn’t have a Gravatar (although everyone SHOULD!) I can instead have their supplied email address generate an avatar for them – like a special geometric pattern (identicon) or a little [...]

Gravatars – Get Some!

Gravatars – Get Some!

I get a lot of questions asking me, “How do I get a picture avatar next to my comments like you and other people have?” …or saying, “I checked your blog everywhere for a place to upload my picture but couldn’t find one anywhere.” The answer is Gravatar.com. My site supports what are called gravatars, [...]

New Design Here!

New Design Here!

Of course there will be the obligatory tweaking over the next few weeks… but here’s the long-awaited (mostly by me) redesign. I will blog about this officially very soon – the post you are looking at is an “aside”, and is styled slightly subtler than a regular post. Let me know what you think!