The following entries were written in the Blogging category:

Avoiding the Weblog

Posted on January 6th, 2007 2:22 AM | Comments (0) | Pings (0)

Chatting with Ben about my lack of posting.

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A New Look

Posted on September 26th, 2005 12:58 AM | Comments (2) | Pings (0)

If you haven’t been here in a while, or if your browser isn’t hiding things from you behind a cache, you’ll see a fresh new look to the site. I’ve been fiddling with this for a while, but held off on rolling it out until today in celebration of my birthday.

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Three Years

Posted on May 24th, 2005 11:51 PM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

Today is the third anniversary of the current incarnation of Life on Mars.

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Posted on April 12th, 2005 6:49 PMPings (0)

Shelly over at Burningbird has been doing some really great things with Wordform. It’s a much grander project in scope than MT-Redland, but they share some common themes of using weblogging tools and RDF to allow the creation of new semantic metadata, and I’m very impressed with the work Shelly’s doing.

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MT-Redland Optimizations

Posted on April 8th, 2005 9:25 PMPings (0)

I’ve just put version 0.007 of MT-Redland online. This release mostly addresses the speed issues I talked about yesterday, which have been greatly improved. Also, I’ve got initial support for SKOS categories in CVS.

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MT-Redland Search Feeds

Posted on April 8th, 2005 5:01 AMPings (0)

With a few code cleanups, and checks to make sure the query returns the appropriate nodes, I’ve got a working version of an RDQL search returning RSS, and using it in an aggregator.

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MT-Redland Screenshots

Posted on April 5th, 2005 9:01 AM | Comments (2) | Pings (2)

I’ve put up version 0.004 of MT-Redland, and I think it’s coming along really well. Here are some updates including screenshots of the interface to add semantic metadata, and a new search results page based on an RDQL query.

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Posted on January 27th, 2005 1:16 AM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

I miss robot wisdom.

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The Year in Review

Posted on December 31st, 2004 9:02 AM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

The year has somehow snuck past me, and is about to become nothing more than a memory. Just as I was getting really comfortable writing 2004 — with the 4 dropped down, so that the vertical stroke becomes a descender below the baseline. It just made me happy to write it. And now I’ll have to get used to writing 2005. Bleh. Herewith, a summary of what I’ve done this year.

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Regarding TypeKey

Posted on October 19th, 2004 9:27 PM | Comments (3) | Pings (0)

If you post comments to this weblog, please consider signing up for a TypeKey account.

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Posted on October 7th, 2004 12:26 AMPings (0)

I’ve just upgraded MovableType to version 3.11. If things are broken, let me know.

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A New 1976design

Posted on July 17th, 2004 5:30 AMPings (0)

Dunstan has done it again in his Version 2 of

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Site Updates

Posted on June 1st, 2004 10:09 AM | Comments (11) | Pings (0)

A new layout and styling of this site is rolling out right now. Please be patient if you run across a page that hasn’t been rebuilt yet.

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Two Years

Posted on May 24th, 2004 12:56 AM | Comments (2) | Pings (0)

Today marks the two year anniversary of my weblog in its current incarnation.

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Posted on April 29th, 2004 12:24 AM | Comments (4) | Pings (0)

Welcome visitors from BizRate. There seem to be more and more of you every day.

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More Icons

Posted on April 9th, 2004 2:43 PMPings (0)

I’ve packaged up a new version of my MTCommentIcon plugin for Movable Type, v1.003.

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Icons, FOAF, and (De)centralization

Posted on March 24th, 2004 11:37 PMPings (0)

When I wrote the MTCommentIcon code, I thought it was a nice little thing to add icons for the geeks among us who have FOAF files. I pestered a few people to add FOAF files so that I wouldn’t be the only one with an icon, but for the most part, I wrote the code, installed it, and forgot about it.

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Movable Type

Posted on March 4th, 2004 11:43 PMPings (0)

I’m realizing that I’m growing past the abilities of Movable Type. I want to be able to annotate my posts with arbitrary RDF, and integrate that into my recent work on annotating my photos.

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Posted on January 19th, 2004 8:15 PMPings (0)

Just a quick note that in addition to my links page, I’ve been bookmarking over at

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Posted on December 18th, 2003 10:41 AMPings (0)

Since it seems to be that time of year again (the time when we all sit around and come up with our top-N lists for the year), here are my eight favorite weblog subtitles (in alphabetical order).

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Google Bomb

Posted on December 6th, 2003 6:56 PM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

Google bombing is becoming far too easy to pull off by the digerati bloggers. This has serious implications going forward in a world where Google is the de facto portal page for millions of unsuspecting people.

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Posted on November 17th, 2003 11:08 PM | Comments (2) | Pings (0)

I’ve reached that point. That point at which I’m holding back what I write in this weblog based on who I know is reading. And that pains me.

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Photos and FOAF

Posted on October 15th, 2003 5:50 PM | Comments (3) | Pings (0)

Thanks to the folks over on #foaf, and Libby Miller for the initial prodding, I’ve been toying around with codepiction annotation on some photos.

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Comment Icons

Posted on September 30th, 2003 11:02 PM | Comments (34) | Pings (4)

Following some of the RDF discussions from the previous post, I’ve got shiny new icons attached to comments.

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Posted on September 11th, 2003 12:56 AMPings (0)

So I’ve achieved parity in the number of posts to this weblog and my links page. Three hundred and thirty three of each as I write this.

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Posted on August 22nd, 2003 8:02 AMPings (0)

The new beta of NetNewsWire (1.0.4b3) is amazing.

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Posted on July 28th, 2003 11:52 PM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

I need to hack at the search feature of my MT install so that you can get back search results in RSS.

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Truth in Blogging

Posted on April 17th, 2003 11:55 PM | Comments (5) | Pings (1)

I find myself opposed to this sort of private meaning to blogging, but am intrigued by its seemingly common usage.

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Personal Postings

Posted on April 16th, 2003 11:42 PM | Comments (1) | Pings (0)

There’s a good post over on mamamusings regarding when it is appropriate to post content to your blog, a topic that Adam and I have been talking about recently.

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Information Overload

Posted on April 13th, 2003 9:57 PM | Comments (3) | Pings (0)

I’m hitting the threshold of too much information from my blogroll, yet every day I find new feeds I’d like to monitor. This got me thinking about how I could sensibly start filtering my blogroll feeds so that I’d be…

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Hotspot weblog

Posted on April 9th, 2003 3:34 AMPings (0)

I want to see convergence between 802.11 and weblogs.

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Posted on April 9th, 2003 1:15 AMPings (0)

Waffle: under the iron interviews Jeremy Hedley of antipixel.

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MS Compatability

Posted on March 3rd, 2003 8:14 AMPings (0)

Erik sends word from tomorrowland that the IMAP server works without a problem in Outlook. Amazing.

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Posted on March 2nd, 2003 11:13 AMPings (0)

Ok. finally agreed to work. And mutt still works. (No idea if Eudora or anything else will like it.) You can subscribe to feeds by creating a folder at the root level with the feed URL (tested on dooce, and surfin’ safari).

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Blogging and Movable Type

Posted on January 13th, 2003 7:50 AMPings (0)

Over on my, until now unlinked, links page, I’m moving my b-links (which until now have been showing up as a sidebar on my blog) into Movable Type. I had tried this a while back, but never to my liking….

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Uncool URL

Posted on November 25th, 2002 5:18 AMPings (0)

Sorry for this, but all existing URLs to past postings have become uncool. I felt this was better done now, rather than later, since it’s The Right Thing. I could probably mess around with mod_rewrite, and provide backwards compatability, but…

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Posted on October 24th, 2002 1:42 PMPings (0)

I just found Lambda the Ultimate, and highly recommend it if you are interested in programming languages. I’m now up to 36 NNW subscriptions, and lust for more. Truly, NNW is one of the greatest programs being developed. It has…

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Long Week

Posted on October 18th, 2002 10:12 AMPings (0)

Wow. This has turned into quite a long, overly stressful week. Sorry for the lack of updates. Hopefully things will return to normal during the weekend. Today is another full day; I’m getting all dressed up (suit and mohawk) to…

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Posted on October 4th, 2002 2:34 AMPings (0)

Brain Flossing is back, and Word is Born is new. Enjoy….

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For a Visit

Posted on September 25th, 2002 11:38 AMPings (0)

Tim’s in town for a visit, so posts will be slow until tomorrow or Friday….

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Posted on September 24th, 2002 8:19 PM | Comments (2) | Pings (0)

BlogBib looks interesting. An annotated bibliography on weblogs & blogging….

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Posted on August 31st, 2002 2:22 AMPings (0)

The Hoopla500 (Harpold500) is worth checking in with every so often. For that matter, so is the blog, The Historical Present….

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More Type

Posted on August 23rd, 2002 11:37 PMPings (0)

Ok, I think things are becoming a bit more clear. After poking around in the source, the documentation, and the MT chapters of the forthcoming Essential Blogging from O’Reilly, things are starting to make more sense. Hopefully I’ll start to…

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Posted on August 22nd, 2002 10:01 PMPings (0)

I’ve decided to move ahead with MovableType, and leave Blosxom behind. Blosxom served me well, and was even trivial to drop into an XPML file but I find I’m becoming more interested in a full featured blog, and don’t fancy…

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