What did Netninja look like in 2009?

This post is a blatant ripoff of Rick Turoczy’s Silicon Florist word cloud, but that’s how memes work, right?  I made two different 2009 word clouds for Netninja: one for just titles and one for full post content.  I’ll get into the “how” after the images. This first image is of just titles.  I guess … Continue reading What did Netninja look like in 2009?

Netninja site changes: Hipster PDA & Code

Background I have talked about my relationship with the Hipster PDA for years.  It is a sort of love/hate thing.  I find that the basics are invaluable.  I really love all the beautiful little templates and forms that people have made for the 3″ x 5″ form factor.  Alas, I find that most — if … Continue reading Netninja site changes: Hipster PDA & Code

Snazzy-Archives, Filtered

Note that this post is a duplicate of the Snazzy-Archives, Filtered project page, here at Netninja, and copied into the blog. It has been inserted here to make it part of the blog timeline, RSS, and whatnot so that it gets noticed. Comments are disabled on this post but enabled on the project page, so … Continue reading Snazzy-Archives, Filtered

Pardon our dust -or- Netninja on Thesis

As you can tell by the ubiquitous ’90s-era nontransparent animated shoveler graphic at right, Netninja.com has been under construction this weekend. Everything looks fine now, but this is a warning that there may still be some loose coverplates hiding sparking wires. You see — today, I installed the Thesis theme engine for WordPress. What does … Continue reading Pardon our dust -or- Netninja on Thesis

Goodbye, my LiveJournal friends, for-EVAR!

Yes, this post’s title invokes and evokes rule 1 of the Blogdonts that substitute posted years ago: 1. [Do not] announce your departure or hiatus to the world. “Goodbye my Internet Friends Forever” is always a mistake. If you want to leave or go on a break, just do so. When you announce it, people … Continue reading Goodbye, my LiveJournal friends, for-EVAR!

Letters, oh we get letters

Back in the day, Netninja.com was, beyond a doubt, classified as a hacker website. There was sample code to do nasty stuff. I posted research into Windows security, magstripe formats, smartcard pinouts, and the like. There were even a few dastardly plugins for “Back Orifice” and “Back Orifice 2K”, a “remote administration” tool from Cult … Continue reading Letters, oh we get letters

The psychology of WordPress upgrades & plugins

WordCamp Portland was last month. Although WordPress 2.8 has made upgrading one-click easy, there was a lot of shared sentiment about upgrades and plugins. These beliefs boil down into two groups and are summarized with the following statements: “I don’t run WordPress with any plugins whatsoever because an upgrade to the core of WordPress could … Continue reading The psychology of WordPress upgrades & plugins

Ninja Me!

In the last couple of days, the internet world (and more specifically the Twitter world) has been all up-in-arms about the upcoming demise of the tr.im URL shortening service (later followed by the backpedaling of the news). You probably already know the type of service. It takes a really, really, really long URL like http://example.com/catalog/category/widgets?productid=12345&view=7&commentid=8675309&areyoureally=readingthis&mode=88 … Continue reading Ninja Me!

Tagging the 2001 archives

I have had a blog for a while — since 2001, to be exact. It was not always WordPress, but started out hosted on LiveJournal. In April of 2007, I migrated the posts (but not the comments, unfortunately) to the new system. The migration went as best as could be expected, but I later learned … Continue reading Tagging the 2001 archives

Migrating from LiveJournal to WordPress

As many people no doubt are aware: LiveJournal laid off over half their staff. 20 out of 28 people were let go. Consequently, I have read a lot of people’s LJ blog entries that are hysterical freakouts. I’m not sure it’s time for people to freak out yet, but it probably is time to think … Continue reading Migrating from LiveJournal to WordPress