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I got tired of baking my own bread, or better, perhaps, emptying my own garbage, so I’ve moved my Will.Whim to WordPress.com. Please update your links, RSS feeds, etc. The new address is: http://willwhim.wordpress.com. The RSS feed is: http://willwhim.wordpress.com/feed/ I do not expect to update this weblog any further.
Some of proclaimed the "end of blogging," and it's certainly the case that I haven't written as much for this weblog recently. I do a lot of the teaching at our church, and more recently have been trying to write out my teaching notes and to send them to people ...
I updated Wordpress, my blogging software, today. Let me know if there is any problem.
Your blog might be in trouble if you update your blog theme more often than the content.
I have no time to create my own, but I hope this is easier to read than the last. Three columns are a bit much, though. And for some reason I wasn't getting updates about comments, but I seem to be doing so now. Let me know what you think (esp ...
Accidentally nuked my WordPress theme; here's a new one.
When I brought my weblog data over, I neglected to ensure that the underlying encoding was correct. I think I've fixed this. I should now be able to write Arabic (يونِكود) and Persian (یونیکُد) and Hangul (유니코드) and Cyrillic (Юникод) and Cree (ᏳᏂᎪᏛ) and Middle English (ye bisshop baythes hȳ ȝet ...
I've moved my website to a new hosting server (Slicehost), and I'm happy so far. Now I can recommence blogging...
Getting spam-blasted, so comments are turned off for a while.
I upgraded the Wordpress weblog software to the latest version. So, if you saw anything strange during that time, that was the reason. If you continue to see oddities, please contact me.
I'm getting a lot of comment spam, so I've trying out Spam Karma, which was very easy to install. If you're reading this, please leave a (non-spam!) comment; if you have any problems, please email me at will dot fitzgerald c/o gmail dot com.
From Jorn at Robot Wisdom auxiliary: Napster for URLs, or p2p del.icio.us: Could bloggers declare, say, the 13th of each month to be "I'm-an-idiot day"and try to post that day about some topic that they secretly feel everyone understands better than they do?
Bloggers Need Not Apply from the Chronicle for Higher Ed. A cautionary tale for academics and other job hunters.For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. (via Natalia).
The Art of the Fast Take: good stuff by my cousin-in-law Tim Oren on learning (about) a new field in a hurry. (Although the last recommendation -- hire someone to learn it for you -- might be a bit too specific to VCs).
I just like the sticker, I guess.
If you're using a syndication service, the following links will provide an RSS 2 feed, an Atom feed, a Bloglines subscription page.
I learned about Copyscape.com today via rebecca's pocket. Copyscape allows you to tell whether you've been plagiarized elsewhere on the web. I checked a number of pages, and found that I was feeling a bit sad that nothing I'd written had been worth plagiarizing ... until finally I found that ...
I haven't read the study, but I like the pretty picture. (via 3 Quarks).
Gee, I just discovered that two short technical reports I wrote at the Canadian National Research Council are available on their document site: Models for Cross-Cultural Communications for Cross-Cultural Website Design and Integrating Internationalized Websites with Databases and Email Systems: Working with Multilingual Texts.
OK, I lost the computer that I usually kept my weblog postings on, so maybe it makes sense to return to one of the free weblogging services. So, here I am back at Blogger. Yes, it is boring to read about changing weblogging servers, but it's difficult to write ...