Bloglines back from the dead

Very good news. They were the best, fastest, and most solid aggregator around. We’re happy to announce that Ask.com has entered into an agreement with MerchantCircle to keep Bloglines up and running! That means your news feeds will remain available (with your same password) indefinitely. Ask.com will maintain the current Bloglines service as-is until at […]

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I Write Like Cory Doctorow

… apparently. Well, this is good news. I’m a big fan of Cory. I write likeCory Doctorow I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! I Write Like Cory Doctorow

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test post after restore

Trying to restore the backup database again. Looks like it might have been a mysql issue. A little unforseen maintenance and one broken RAID controller later, we’re back online. Lost a few days, though, and for some reason, the ZuckerBlog page appeared to be publishing from the MissingLinks page as well. In fact, all the […]

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Movable Type 5 Launches

And it has revision control! Finally. Here are some of the new and improved features in MT5: A new user dashboard for both the website and blogs. This makes it easy for authors, editors, designers and other publishers to easily navigate between the two. A new theme mechanism that makes it easy to apply a […]

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MT-Twitter and Shortening URLs

I’ve been using the MT-Twitter plugin for a while now, so that when updating the MissingLinks page, a corresponding twitter posting is made. It used to be using bit.ly to shorten the URLs (prior to the big server crash, I was using icanhaz.com, but lost all my code when the RAID controller on the server […]

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Bloggers Must Disclose Payments for Reviews

Wait, you can get money or freebies for reviewing things? Sheeit. I must be some kind of chump. The Federal Trade Commission on Monday took steps to make product information and online reviews more accurate for consumers, regulating blogging for the first time and mandating that testimonials reflect typical results. The FTC will require that […]

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Movable Type 4.32 boasts Zemanta plug-in

Neat way to get new content for better blogging. Need a photo to match a post you’re writing? Zemanta to the rescue. Like to be reminded to tag your post so that it’s search engine optimized? Zemanta will help you out. Zemanta has indexed more than a million top media sources and quality blogs, including […]

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Printed blog publication fails

Ooooh, big surprise there. Predictably, things went exactly as Karp’s detractors had warned. Karp was never able to make enough money on advertising to cover the costs of running the business–running up his own personal credit card debt and dwindling his savings in the process–and was unable to get commitments from investors. In his letter […]

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Revising Movable Type 4’s QuickPost Bookmarklet

Good little tip from BrainLog In MT 4, the QuickPost bookmarklet pre-populates the entry’s title with the title of the page, and sticks the URL of the page and the selected text in the message body. The URL is not a link, it’s just the URL, followed by two <br /> tags, then the selected […]

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Fixing two annoying issues in Movable Type

After playing around with the Movable Type Motion Beta (I’ve got a copy of it running somewhere), I spent the better part of an afternoon trying to figure out if the problems with updating external app streams (such as Twitter updates) were related to some kind of configuration problem or related to the beta-state of […]

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