Archive for the 'Blogging' Category

Blogging from MacJournal

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

I’ve been using Ecto as my blogging tool for some time now, but the current MacHeist bundle included MacJournal so I’m giving it a shot. One feature I really like in any blogging tool is the ability to paste in an image and have it be included without having to save somewhere on disk first. […]

Spam is now passing the Turing Test

Friday, March 6th, 2009

The Turing Test is supposed to be a way to distinguish a machine from human intelligence. When I say spam is passing the turing test, I mean it’s difficult or impossible for me to tell, from looking at some of the spam that I get, whether it’s a human that typed in a comment on […]

LiveCycle Designer and Google Blog Search

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

I use Google Blog Search to search for the name of the product I work on – LiveCycle Designer – and then subscribed to the search feed using Google Reader.  This takes any blog mention of LiveCycle Designer and adds it to my Google Reader feed. I get real traffic of folks talking about Designer, […]

Updating Blog Posts

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

I often post something, and then a little while later, add some updated information. Other bloggers do this as well, it’s a common occurrence. But I’ve noticed that with Google Reader, some readers never see these updates. Google pulls the RSS feed as a result of a ping being sent when the post is created, […]

Digg and Sensationalism

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

It annoys me that stories are being written for Digg. There are sites that tell you how to write your articles for Digg, including such gems as Make A List and Make up outrageous statistics.  I’ve commented on the list aspect before. I’m breaking (or, I guess, following) rule #2 now:  Write about Digg.  But it […]


Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Here’s how bad spam has gotten:  My host, DreamHost, sent me an email saying they’d disabled comment posting on my blog, because it was getting hammered.  I checked and boy were they right – I had over 2000 messages in the moderation queue, most of it from yesterday. I was going to add CAPTCHA to comment posting, […]


Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

So here are my thoughts on PayPerPost. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a new service dedicated to blog advertising.  That link right there?  I’ll get paid for putting it on my blog, because it’s an “opportunity” that the site lists.  Bloggers can scan available opportunities and pick ones that they want to write […]

Time for a New Look.

Monday, October 9th, 2006

I want to do a visual refresh of my blog. It’s too monochrome, and just not interesting looking. Problem is, even though I work for Adobe and have access to the best tools on the planet, I’m just not a very good visual designer. But I’m going to try. I want to keep the same […]

Long Tail Facelift

Friday, February 10th, 2006

I just gave the Long Tail site a bit of a facelift.. I’m getting better with CSS now, to the point where I can usually get the effect I want with CSS rather than using tables and old style font tags for everything. It’s still ugly, mind you, but that’s more because I’m a crummy […]

RSS Certification

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Every half hour, a bot at Bloglines (Bloglines/3.0-rho) requests my feed from it’s old location, gets told the new location via a 301 redirect, and probably doesn’t follow it. This means readers who subscribed to my old blog via Bloglines (all 21 of you) just aren’t seeing anything I write anymore.  (No big loss ) […]