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blogging internet stupidity

Sunday, May 26, 2013

squarespace slip

clicked on "send to blog" on that last post and got a squarespace error. turns out there was an error and the workaround is here



Rediscovered my blog on blogspot. I used to duplicate between my ISP personal home page, bloodspot and window's spaces. spaces is now defunct (they want you to create a wordpress blog now… uh, no thanks.


it has blogs back to 2005, although the archive link has them going back to day one.

Monday, April 09, 2007

google reader

i checked out google reader again... and made the switch from the sage firefox extension.

i'll still keep sage installed , but i really like using google reader now for rss feeds.

i'm finding it very handy to use firefox for instant messaging (with all the services), email, rss feeds. i don't use meebo that much at home, but when it's aways an option available to me.

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Sunday, April 08, 2007


i'm a big fan of google. i've bought into most of the google applications. there's a few i don't use because i don't like them. google desktop. google rss feeds. last time i used them i found them to cumbersome to use, but i'll check them out again after i've posted this. i think google notebook has potential. it's not there yet.

i've decided not put in a link of anything easily found in google. only the more obscure stuff. just about every link i've been to i can find on google.

if i can force even one reader of my blog to use google that's potentially one less person i might have to blog about later...

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Sunday, March 18, 2007


a couple of months ago i bought and ipod nano. i still like the iriver mp3 player, but anybody who owns one knows that the interface is horrendous to use. because i only had the 256 meg model i didn't do a lot of mp3 transfers with it. my biggest use was listening to the radio with the built in fm tuner. the nano made it more convenient to transfer and navigate.

up to a month or so ago i'd completely avoided podcasts. i have to read enough idiot content on the weeb, i didn't want to hear it also. patrick norton of dltv fame mentioned the TWIT podcast. twit is hosted by leo laporte who used to host the sceensavers and still does call for help. i've never watched call for help as it was mainly clueless windows users who got themselves into trouble or for some reason didn't know about or couldn't find google.

anyway, i downloaded a few ep's of twit and i was hooked, both on the show and with podcasting in general. i found it was too time consuming to watch dltv and cranky geeks, so i started listening to the audio only podcast of those shows. i've since added security now. i'm behind on all of them, taking me a while to catch up but i'm enjoying them a lot.

i'm not likely to start my own podcast. not really in my personality, and i know bandwidth could become an issue.

anyway, if you miss the old screensavers you can get the same thing with twit and dltv, and if miss the old techtv show silicon spin you can get the same thing with cranky geeks.

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