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Yearly Archives: 2005

Top 10 Worst Americans – Not Just Your Average Top 10 List

With very innovative style, All Things Beautiful is challenging the Blogosphere to blog about their Top 10 Worst Americans, and it appears to be taking the blog world by storm. The post itself is a challenge, not a list. From within the post and comments are numerous links to bloggers not only listing their top […]

Top Searches for 2005

It’s that time of year again when the search engines report on the top searched keywords and names for the year. For 2005, I was surprised to find Oh, by the way, Lycos reports that this has been the Pam Anderson Decade with Pamela Anderson leading the top 50 search results with antics in her […]

Posts and Articles I’m Proud of Writing

I know it’s blatant bragging, but I have never gotten blase about reading an article I wrote and finding it not only good but awesome. How can I explain this better? See, I really don’t think that what I write is very important or even very interesting, though people tell me that it is all […]

France May Legalize File Sharing

Like me, many bloggers have taken advantage of the fun of file sharing, downloading, uploading, and exchanging files for personal use (not copyright violations – though some would like you to think that), so I was thrilled with the news that France Might Legalize P2P File Sharing by Techwhack: While countries like United States are […]

Embedding WordPress Into OS Commerce

Michael Wender’s article on “Embedding WordPress into OS Commerce” is a great guide for those using WordPress for marketing and selling products online. OS Commerce is open source online shopping e-commerce available for free. You can set up your own store or mall, using WordPress, within OS Commerce as it works with PHP and MySQL, […]

Dvorak’s Blogging Primer

John C. Dvorak’s written a “Blogging Primer” for PCMag to help people understand what a blog is and the basic terminology like post, permalink, comments, and so on. It is very simple but sometimes simple carries the most power. Despite the growing popularity of blogs, lots of people still don’t get what they’re about. With […]

WordPress 2.0

I’ll be writing more about WordPress 2.0 but I wanted to make sure you all had access to some great information and posts about it before I get to the topic. Those of you using WordPress.com have already been using WordPress 2.0, or a near proximity to it. So you’ve been able to see the […]

What Are You Thankful For About the Internet?

I recently wrote about the the 15th birthday of the Internet browser, mentioning the accomplishments of the browser over the past 15 years, and it got me thinking about what I’m thankful for because of access to the Internet through the browser. I’m thankful that my family and friends and I can stay in touch […]

New Look for WordPress

With the release of WordPress 2.0, which I’ll be talking about soon, WordPress has also finally released their much anticipated new look on the WordPress site and forum and the online manual for WordPress called the WordPress Codex. None are perfect yet, but will evolve in the next month or so as everyone embraces the […]

Using CSS in PHP

Thanks to a heads-up from Weblog Tools Collection, a must-monitor blog resource site, I learned that Chris J. Davis has been at it again with Variables in Your CSS Via PHP. It is really a no-brainer to want to take some common CSS elements and simplify the process of changing them or updating them. Before […]

Remember, It’s 2006 not 2005

Just a reminder that if you are posting future blog posts that cross from December 2005 into January – be sure and change the date in the year from 2005 to 2006. I was really puzzled when a bunch of posts for the first week of January failed to show up in my Manage Posts […]

Playing Tag With WordPress

Not long ago, I talked about the awesome Ulitmate Tag Warrior WordPress Plugin by Christine Davis and how to add this plugin to your full version WordPress blog to put the power of tags on your blog. I thought I’d also point out an excellent guide to putting tags on your WordPress blog by Trainque […]

Happy Birthday, Dear Browser

I spent a few minutes this week reflecting upon my own past year’s accomplishments as I listened to my family’s deeds for the year during a very rare family get-together. Actually, they get together all the time. My life on the road means I don’t get together with them save for once or twice a […]

Give a Wink and a Smile

There is a new social bookmark/tagging search engine on the horizon. Wink explains its service this way: Warning: This isn’t your Dad’s search engine… Wink lets you search across the Tagosphere. If you’re using del.icio.us, Digg, Slashdot, and/or Yahoo MyWeb, this is your search engine. Find the latest links that people like you think are […]

Missing the wordpress.com Referers Tab?

If you have suddenly been missing the Referers tab from your Manage Panel in your WordPress.com blog, I thought I’d let you know that it has moved. The Referers panel provided some basic blog statistics on visitors, search engine links, and incoming links, as well as most popular posts. I’ll write in more detail about […]