Motivated by Rich, I am finally moving A Little Ludwig Goes A Long Way off my own server and onto a hosted service. Back when I started this thing, it was fun to have it on my own box and […]
* Switch Between Your Gmail Accounts — hmm this has been an impediment to spawning more accounts * Paypal toolbar gens one-off credit card numbers — always liked the one-off credit card idea; at one point some ecommerce sites didn’t […]
I’m switching from newsgator to Google Reader (4) for rss reading. I’ve been a longtime user of newsgator and loved it, especially the outlook integration. But I find myself spending less and less time in Outlook and more and more […]
* The Big Picture | Cognitive Biases: A Short List — great list of the ways we screw up decisions * marca’s view on the best scifi of the decade * Larry’s recommended security blogs * EDSBS’s top 5 legends […]
Prior to MT3.3, I was using a plugin to automagically convert keywords into categories, and basically using keywords as tags. now I am trying to switch to the mt3.3 official tags feature, but i’d still like the feature that autoconverts […]
Learning Movable Type: Plugin Compatibility and MT3.3 — i hate updating software, my patience was worn out years ago. but will have to do this one, start here for plugin gotchas.
The Jobster team has one of these new typepad widgets. cool. seems like several of our other portfolio companies should have one too — judy’s book (they already have a way to integrate content in a blog), pure networks, perfectmatch, […]
Ok well really this is the Jobster blogging roundup. * Jason on Where do you want to be in 5 years?. Great interview question — and moreover a great question to ask yourself every week and see if you are […]
* Via Gadgetopia, 10 Killer Post Ideas. My posts are more of the model “Stuff John Wants to Remember” but these are good guidelines * Micropersuasion with ten favorite blogging hacks.
First post from Flock. Kind of cool that it really integrates posting and tagging, but the posting tool is too weak to use. I can’t set categories or keywords on a post for instance.
From gadgetopia. Great stuff. And to respect his first point (“No author biographies”) I’ve added an About category and sidebar section. Hence all the generic posts yesterday.
Boy this space seems to be heating up. RocketPost is doing great things as far as simple usability — I’ve been trialing for a week and am really impressed with how easy it is to create links to websites, old […]
Testing out yet another blog posting tool — elicit from bingobangosoftware. A very unique take on blog posting — very focused on helping semipro bloggers manage their posting rate and their affiliate income. Easy to add affiliate links, easy to […]
OK I screwed up a little bit on my move to MT3.2. My archive naming scheme changed because I blew away my old blog. And I exported and reimported all my entries. As a result I was left with a […]
Rocketpost, another blog editing client. Nice looking, pretty full featured. One brilliant feature — copy a link from your browser or aggregator, select text in your post, and CTRL-J turns the text into a link. Huge huge time savings. Nice […]
I’ve upgraded to MT3.2 and decided to blow away all my templates in the process. Because they were old and funky and corrupted and it was just easier to start fresh. In fact I completely blew away my old blog, […]
I’ve added per-category XML feeds to my blog — helpful guidance at Learning Movable Type. They are all at www.theludwigs.com/archives/.xml. So what? Well now I can create meaningful tagclouds for my categories. I’ve got one for the most recent posts […]
I’ve been pretty skeptical of tagging. There is a lot of evidence that most people don’t bother to associate keywords with content, no matter how easy the software makes it. And tags drift over time, and people disagree on the […]
…My CPU is maxed on my server. something is clearly wrong. I removed some plugins that I wasn’t really using, hoping that that addresses the issue. If not I may need to do a clean install as next step.
had to turn them off this week. the amount of texas holdem traffic was overwhelming — at one point they were coming in every 10 seconds. ridiculous.