UPDATE: Well, updating the plugins still hasn’t restored the tweets to the banner area of the blog, and there have been a serious of crash/freeze/hangs, so now I’ve disabled the “social” and “twitter tools” plugins to see if maybe they have been the culprits in the stability issues lately.
One thing about working real hard is that a lot of things I’d love to post about never seem to make it to the top of the queue, and then the blog turns into “here are my slides, here is a video of my talk, here is a weird song by the band, here is another conference I attended,” etc.
On this one Cecil Dan is on bass and Rev Bill is on the acoustic guitar. Nesbitt’s Lime Soda * Speaking of which, there doesn’t seem to be a Nesbitt’s Lime Soda, although there appears to be, or to have been, a Nesbitt’s Lemon-Lime at some point. A while back I set up google apps for my primary domain (mediajunkie.com), which also hosts this blog, etc. (If you want to do something similar but maintain a complete master archive, see this helpful Lifehacker article.) I set up forwarding from gmail to my domain. Then I told pobox to stop forwarding to gmail and start forwarding to my domain (with the backup copies still going to a yahoo and an aol account). Senior designer Gabi Moore ran the awesome Broken Experiences program at AOL and proposed a talk about what we learned from it called “Fixing UX One Pixel at a Time.” (It’s not about pixels, at least not most of the time.) Gabi asked me to present with her and I was happy to do so, though I tried to limit my involvement to telling the pre-history of the team and the early “sneakernet” days of the Broken Experiences blog, and then I turned over the mic to Gabi to talk about her very effective leadership of the program, operationalizing the experience-reporting and fixing flow, developing a bookmarklet, and promoting the program internally with Ben Hudnut’s amazing video.
I maintained two separate in boxes for far too long, and I have a future-proof address via the Pobox service that I give out, it really doesn’t matter what address I’m using on the back end. Switching was easy when I realized I was happy not migrating the archive. The talk was recorded and I’ll post when the podcast is available (and I may try to convince Gabi to synchronize the audio with the slides).
However, the default feed doesn’t give you statistical information about the number of subscribers to your feed without using a third-party plugin.
To take some of the anxious pressure off of birthdays and their proper celebration in our family, we’ve adopted the notion of a “birth month,” loosely defined as the month containing the birthday (especially for dates early in the month), or about a month starting on the day of the birthday (especially for dates late in the month). Thank goodness it’s also been a year of creation, renewal, opportunity, and bold adventure. Twitter tools just made me install Mailchimp’s social plugin, which may have munged my comment area, hence this test post.
You can customize the feed a variety of ways, to include comments, for example, or feed just one category of your blog.
As long as your theme has a feed link on it, you can use the default Word Press feed.
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While not a common activity, there are times you might moved your DAX database from one domain to another.