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

Are Flickr Friends Electric?

I just realized that I had a huge number of people on Flickr marked as a “Contact” that should probably have been marked as “Friend” due to the way permissions work over there. I do not know if Flickr notifies people when they get upgraded from a contact to a friend or what that notification … Continue reading Are Flickr Friends Electric?

Administrivia – no more MySpace cross-posting

I am no longer syndicating my blog over to MySpace. The WordPress plugin I have for that is just too problematic–often working successfully, but reporting error, causing my editing software to completely freak out. It is still being syndicated over to the LiveJournal feed brianenigma_rss and Facebook. As always, the best way to read it … Continue reading Administrivia – no more MySpace cross-posting