Archive for the “Blogging” category

On comments

by admin on June 17, 2010

Every so often, the discussion regarding comments on weblogs resumes. This week John Gruber got the ball rolling on Daring Fireball. Shawn Blanc and Marco Arment responded in favor of disabling comments. I agree with all three, but my reasons are (…)

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Posterous simplifies domain registration

by Dave on March 30, 2010

The folks at Posterous have made it dead-simple to register a domain and set up a blog. In fact, a single click takes care of the entire process. No DNS record, no A-record, nothing. As if I needed another reason (…)

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by Dave on March 30, 2010

VaultPress is a premium WordPress security and backup service, now in private beta. I’ve submitted an application. In the meantime, here’s the home grown backup solution I’ve been using.

Greatest new feature of Firefox 3.6

by Dave on February 1, 2010

I noticed this today and I’m elated about it. When you’ve got a slew of tabs open and you click a link that opens a new one, it opens immediately to the right of the tab you’re currently in. Previously, (…)

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WP Super Cache

by Dave on December 2, 2009

A good reminder from Jared Earle boils down to this: Someday the legions of readers you’re after will arrive. All at once. If you’re running WordPress, you’ll want WP Super Cache installed, or they’ll only find a crippled server. [Via (…)

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What happend to plain old blogs?

by Dave on October 14, 2009

WordPress’s popularity is exploding, and with it a cottage industry of premium themes. The most fashionable feature magazine layouts, jQuery sliders and corporate-style designs. Amateur designers and weekend warrior types are mimicking these things on their own sites. What ever (…)

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My standard WordPress plugins updated

by Dave on September 18, 2009

Several months ago, I listed the plug-ins I add to every WordPress installation. This post is an update to that list. Here are my standard WordPress plug-ins. Akismit eliminates comment spam and trackback spam effectively. You’ll need a API (…)

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Posterous set to take over blogging

by Dave on August 11, 2009

I’ve spent the last few weeks with Posterous, a relatively new blogging platform from Sachin Agarwal and Garry Tan. The result is both a modest record of my travels and a powerful enthusiasm for the service. Posterous is going to (…)

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Pogue nails it

by Dave on May 9, 2009

David Pogue nails the tech web with one simple sentence: “Seems like every time an exciting, breakthrough product comes along, certain readers trip over themselves to disparage it—even though they’ve never even tried the thing.” Here’s how it works. Company (…)

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Squarespace's forthcoming iPhone app

by Dave on April 23, 2009

Squarespace is a web-based publishing tool, often used by bloggers. It’s very slick and unlike others like Typepad and hosted WordPress. Today they revealed plans for an iPhone app, which I’m very eager to see. Good luck to them.