Category Archives: Blog

First Lines From My First Blog Post In Every Month of 2016

  I love how randomly collecting the first lines of my first post of every month ends up giving a pretty good overview of what was happening in my life and the wider world over the past 12 months. Here’s 2016… January – “Back from a week in Cuba and I have this song stuck […]

First Snow of the Year – Hawksley Workman

We had one brief hit a few weeks ago that went away but otherwise, November 29 is a pretty good day for posting this traditional blog post to commemorate the first snow of the year (the first that looks like it’s going to stick around anyhow)…  

Blog Crashes Resolved?

I’m probably speaking too soon but after my blog has been crashing on a near daily basis for way too long, I finally got around to trying the obvious fix. Earlier this weekend, I disabled all my various plug-ins and have been slowly re-activating them one-by-one to see if I can figure out if there’s […]

Music Monday – “Yes, we’re going to a party-party/Yes, we’re going to a party-party”

I’ve had this blog for ten years and my actual birthday has fallen on a “Music Monday” only once in 2009 when I naturally posted…“Paranoid Android” by Radiohead? Maybe I did this because only a couple years earlier in 2009, I fudged things and posted “Birthday” by the Beatles on the Monday before my birthday […]

Hmm, Maybe I Should Do More Political Blogging?

My post about #elbowgate got shared out by a few well-connected people on a couple different social media sites and ended up getting, oh, about a zillion times more traffic to that one post than my blog posts usually get.

A Look at the Log Files…

I haven’t done a navel-gazing post for awhile so I thought it’d be interesting to list which of my blog posts have had the most views during this year along with the date that they were originally published… How To Make A Rye & Coke Press (Dec 2006) Myers-Briggs Results as Cultural Touchstones (Oct 2013) Ranking […]

Friday Fun Link – The Geocities-izer

This web page allows you to make any site look like you designed it in 1998 using GeoCities… (via Reddit)

Two Months to Canadian Federal Election

The Federal Election was called nearly three weeks ago and I haven’t written about it nearly as much as I thought I would. I mean, if you’ve read this blog for more than a couple days, I think my politics are pretty clear.  Beyond that, there are tons of others who are covering every aspect […]

Friday Fun Link – Find Out Which Technologies A Web Site Is Using

BuiltWith.com is a cool site that will allow you to find out what technologies any web site is using.  I thought it would just say “WordPress” for my site but turns out it identifies everything from the server software to the hosting company to various plug-ins. Here are the full results for headtale.com.  

Friday Fun Link – If 70s Moms Had Blogs…

…they’d probably look a lot like this.