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October 26, 2004

Also Rises

I'm in Burlington, MA for the better part of this week, to attend orientation for my new job: I've recently accepted a position with Sun Microsystems as an interface designer and I'm pleased as hell about it.

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October 31, 2004

Business Logs

Business Logs looks like an interesting business resource for all things blog-, wiki- and writing-related. (And it's nicely designed, too.)

January 19, 2005

I won't follow

Google has introduced a promising development in the war against comment spam:

From now on, when Google sees the attribute (rel="nofollow") on hyperlinks, those links won't get any credit when we rank websites in our search results.
And if that interests you, then you should also check out Six Apart's new and comprehensive Guide to Comment Spam (which doesn't look like it's been updated to include the nofollow tidbit.)

May 9, 2005

Watch Your Step

Certain company-pitbull-cheerleaders (!) should consider their words carefully on their industry-related blogs:

Suppose, for example, an employee says very negative things about a competitor or publishes an unfair product comparison. If these opinions are stated as facts and they are not true, it could lead to a “trade disparagement” suit.

May 11, 2005

AIM Blogs

Now this is exciting. My old comrade John Panzer mentions that AOL has opened up their AOL Journals to anyone with an AIM account! I kept an AOL Journal for awhile when I was still on my freebie employee account, and I gotta admit -- it's hard to beat that 'Blog via IM' feature. I may revive my journal with my AIM screenname.

June 14, 2005

Holding Pattern

This being summer, and me having a couple of projects percolating.. I have to warn you, gentle reader (I love saying stuff like 'gentle reader' cause it makes me feel all Stephen-King-preamble-y..) that my postings to Soldier Ant will be somewhat sporadic, and very random, I'm sure.

And two status updates: the home automation is going nowhere. And revealing more has also been somewhat of a non-starter.

September 27, 2006

Blog go Boom

Wow. Me stay up too late, play with Movable type themes. Make bloggy go boom. And now I'm tired and going to bed. So.. internet... deal with this for a while. (Being a soldierant reader is like being trapped in an abusive relationship.)

Update: I fixed the problem. Now you should be able to enjoy an updated look on the site while I start to future-proof it a bit. (Get comments working again, get rid of categories and enable tags, etc. etc.)

October 5, 2006

Feed Tweaks

I'm mucking around a little bit with my RSS feed (for the whole six of you that subscribe to it.) After swapping out templates last week, I realized that it obscured the access-point to my FeedBurner feed for Soldier Ant. So I added that back in to the sidebar to your right. (If you're reading this from the site.)

While I was in there (signed in at FeedBurner) I tweaked the configuration of my feed a little, too. Having the digest of my delicious bookmarks in there was really starting to bother me. I realize that it's probably the closest thing to fresh content that my feed subscribers get, but I've really been using delicious more for personal bookmarking of odds, sods and digital detritus. Most of what I stick in there just isn't really audience-worthy, so I removed the once-daily digest that was appearing.

I really envy the way that John Tolva incorporates his delicious links in the 'marginalia' sidebar on his site. Tight, pithy titles and descriptions.. I just don't usually have the energy to make my bookmarks any more presentation-worthy than however the bookmarklet sucks 'em in. (So I end up with a lot of bm's titled things like "TUTORIAL: tether your motorola/nokia/se phone to your mac with via BT!" Snooze.)

And, anyway, I am exploring some other social bookmarking options. My homeboy Mr. Laaker is one more conversation away from enticing me over to MyWeb. The killer feature is the integration with Yahoo Search. Yep, you heard me right - when you do a Yahoo search, any sites that you yourself have personally bookmarked will appear high in the returned listings. (Of course, they only do so when they match the terms you searched on. We ain't dummies over at Yahoo, y'know.) This is hecka enticing.

I made one other slight change to my feed. Photos from my Flickr-stream will now appear in the Soldier Ant feed only if I tag them with a specific tag. (Cleverly enough, 'soldierant'.) I made this change for reasons that I am too tired to bother discussing right now.

November 9, 2007

Cool in Columbus: The Strake

Friend and fellow Columbus techie (and potential Coworker?) Jason Long has a new tumblelog up called The Strake. I've been after Jason for a while now to start a blog, cause he's an interesting guy with a great perspective—an independent programmer and designer, active in the local Rails community, and a father as well. He's really managed to carve out a cool space for himself. I think his blog already reflects that sensibility. Color me subscribed!

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