Digital Note-Taking

I’ve been using a couple of different systems for note-taking over the past several years. Last month, I had meant to point a friend/coworker to a blog post describing my setup. (Hi, Dunx!) He had been using Evernote which, to put it mildly, pooped its pants, deleting much of his content. [Spoiler: he managed to … Continue reading Digital Note-Taking

My current WordPress plugins

Because I have a friend who is kicking off a new WordPress-powered blog (Hi, Substitute!), I thought I’d list the plugins I use here at  I have a whopping 32 of them, but many are simple single-purpose things that are likely not of general interest.  My plugins can be be broken down into a … Continue reading My current WordPress plugins

One week with the iPad

Please bear with me as I type this review directly on the iPad — on Pages to be copied into WordPress — while reclining on the sofa. Although I have used it in a number of other ways, my intent right now is to get a good feel for using it in this particular real-life … Continue reading One week with the iPad

The simplicity of WordPress upgrades

One of the complaints I have heard about not running your own WordPress installation versus going with a managed service like Blogger or LiveJournal is that it is difficult to maintain. Specifically, that it is difficult to upgrade. This is why, about six months ago, a worm went around and took down a bunch of … Continue reading The simplicity of WordPress upgrades

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, 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

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

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

Randomness: The Goth Bus, Bad Bologna, DTV, Mice, and my new WordPress theme

GOTH Bus. The photo is a little blurry, but every time I see “60TH” on the bus marquee, I see it as “GOTH.” Fake Bologna. Last night we had some soy bologna out as an hors d’oeuvre’s spread amongst cheeses, greek olives, apples, and crackers (actually, digestive biscuits, if you want to get fancy.) The … Continue reading Randomness: The Goth Bus, Bad Bologna, DTV, Mice, and my new WordPress theme

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