my answers may be found at the new top-bar page, Answers to Frequent, probably-Rhetorical Questions.
Attention conservation notice: probably not of interest to anyone who doesn’t read this blog via Planet Mozilla.
I currently syndicate everything on this blog to Planet Mozilla. Given the ongoing discussion of what does and does not belong there, I would like to poll the audience: How do you feel about any of the following topics appearing on Planet?
- Details of my recent trip to $COUNTRY
- Offers to give away unwanted items prior to moving
- Musings about pottery
- Musings about video game design
- Small programs that were a pain to write and might be useful to someone else maybe someday
- Various Internet-security-related topics which may or may not have anything to do with The Web
- incredibly hypothetical ideas, zany schemes, and related philosophizing
- detailed reports on my academic research
- explanations for a lay audience of how to use the Internet safely
- summaries of the research presented at $CONFERENCE
This is a sincere question, which I am asking in order to decide whether I, personally, should start filtering what gets syndicated to Planet from here.
Because I hit “empty spam” just a little too fast, erasing the question about this: There are no Facebook “like” buttons on this site because I myself barely ever use Facebook and don’t really see the point; same same digg, reddit, etc. If you like something you read here enough to want to promote it, please consider mentioning it somewhere you can put in a few words to explain why people should click through (twitter, Facebook wall, sort of thing). Or write a full-sized response article and link back.
This site is now running on WordPress rather than the creaky combination of Ikiwiki and comment software of my own invention. Things generally look nicer, in my opinion, and should also be more reliable.
I apologize in advance if this causes the RSS feed to spew old posts all over Planet Mozilla or your feed reader. I hope it won’t, but you never know with RSS.
I’m switching Owl’s Portfolio over to a new comment system of my own invention, which will allow me to turn comments back on without (I hope) immediately being inundated with spam. For the next few hours, though, all of the comments made with the old system will temporarily vanish.
The management hopes this is not a horrible inconvenience for the two or three people still reading this site.