Opinions on Blogging Two Years Later

I noticed today as I was trying to work out why I was unable to log in to my work blog, that this day two years ago was when I made my first blog entry.  After one year I made an entry about what I thought of the blogging phenomenon after a year of trying…


Blog Reorg

Since the US beta launch of MSN Spaces, I made up my mind to focus more random interests posts to my space and leave this one for posts focusing on Outlook Web Access, .NET or general programming.  More eclectic posts like those on best Seattle mochas, robots, hoops and various opinions on industry happenings will…



So, today the sphere is all a buzz with the US launch of MSN Spaces.  I am psyched that the Japanese beta of Spaces I had associated with my Passport automatically converted to English with the launch.  Now I can read and customize it.  I guess Scoble will be photo sharing with Flickr.  Not me.  My moblog…


CNN.com: "Publisher: 'Blog' No. 1 word of the year"

“Publisher: ‘Blog’ No. 1 word of the year” No kidding.  The word has entered mainstream consciousness like never before.  No doubt Howard Dean was the impetus.  People have been waiting for weblogging to reach a critical mass and perhaps after this election season with masses of political bloggers, candidate blogs and even war bloggers, it’s finally here.  I wonder…


Ads in RSS

I’ve recently subscribed to Jason Calacanis’ weblog and was just looking over some of his recent posts.  He mentions that the feeds on his WeblogsInc.com family of sites are now including ads.  He also mentions that Yahoo will launch Overture ads in RSS as well.  I wondered when I’d hear about this happening.  I am…


Blog Paging via T-SQL Stored Proc

It’s around two a.m. on a Sunday morning.  I am finishing off a bowl of Frankenberry after completing some work to incorporate paging into my photoblog site.  At first I thought I’d handle the paging at the application level and just do a simple query and find the row range that I need, but ultimately…


Discovered XFN

I find XFN (XHTML Friends Network) via Tantek.  What it is… XFN outlines the relationships between individuals by defining a small set of values that describe personal relationships. In HTML and XHTML documents, these are given as values for the rel attribute on a hyperlink. XFN allows authors to indicate which of the weblogs they read…


Grandpa and Tech

The other weekend the man who begat mom who begat Tosh stopped by for a visit.  Yes, Grandpa might be considered the 78 year old clone of myself in some ways, but when it comes to computer technology he was never current.  I was trying to explain the TextAmerica site to him only to realize…


Joystiq - Weblogs Inc's Video Game Blog

Weblogs Inc’s family of sites are announcing a video game blog – JoyStiq.com.  I thought I read in this month’s Wired that Nick Denton ala Gawker, Gizmodo and the rest was coming out with a video game blog as well.  I guess Calacanis beat him to the punch.