Category: Blog

  • Eight years, six months and five hundred posts later

    Post number 500 to the blog went by without me noticing it, but I feel it’s worth making note of, as I did when I passed four hundred posts back in October of 2014. For the most part, I’ve been able to keep up a weekly post schedule since then, a fact of which I am […]

  • New theme

    For some time, I’ve been unhappy with the theme I have been using, and started looking for something that does not actively remove focus from the content. This is the result. The theme is called “Alchem”, and I’m very happy with how it looks. In particular, I like how it helps me differentiate between views, […]

  • WordPress: Set an expiry date on a post

    From time to time, you may want to have a post expire at a preset date. Maybe you’re running a campaign, maybe you’ve got a survey going, or maybe you simply know that a specific post will stop to be relevant at a specific date. Whatever the reason, you want it to disappear, at a preset date. […]

  • WordPress: Make a post sticky

    As you may have noticed, there has been a sticky post at the top of the page for the last two weeks or so. A reader actually emailed me and asked how I accomplished that. As it turns out, making a post sticky in WordPress is very easy to do.

  • Link without improving the link target’s search engine ranking

    You’ve done your research, and you are ready to publish an article which leaves the object of the article little or no honor. In order to prove your point, you need to link to a website run by the object of your article. You stop, and feel uneasy, as doing so will improve their search engine ranking.

  • 2013 roundup

    It’s been a while since I did one of these, but I guess it’s about time.

  • Your logical fallacy is…

    Perhaps one of the most useful tools for someone who engages in arguments online (I know, I really shouldn’t feed the troll, but it is funny!), your logical fallacy has a list of twenty-four more or less common logical fallacies found in public discourse, with clear, logical and convincing definitions and examples.   This is […]

  • Cookie notification bar

    Last week, I wrote about why I now have a cookie notification bar in the top of the blog. What I didn’t tell you was how I did it.   One of the things I really like about WordPress, is the fact that there are a myriad of plugins to do just about anything. So, […]

  • A new outlook on life

    Having played with the idea for some time now, I finally decided it was time to switch out my old theme for this one. Though there was nothing wrong with the old theme, per se, I had grown tired of it, and opted to swap to this one. The old theme, NewBlue by Blog Design […]

  • Don’t break the chain, part 2

    Back in September, I wrote about a post at one of the blogs I follow, which extolled the virtues of just doing whatever it is you want to get better at, and keep doing. I also recommended an app called “Don’t break the chain!”, which I had been using for a while. This follow-up comes […]

  • Don’t break the chain!

    For anyone who has been following this blog since I started it, it should come as no surprise to learn that I have had long periods of not posting. I was simply not motivated to write, and even though I kept jotting down ideas for posts, they just never made it onto the blog. That […]