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Online LaTeX Equation Editor - create, integrate and download
A website to enter LaTeX math equations and get back GIF images.
math  blogging  useful  LaTeX 
september 2019 by mcherm
Commento - Open Source Blog Comments
An open source project that offers comments on blogs. Compare to Disqus.
blogging  opensource 
april 2019 by mcherm
Birdcage liners – Joel on Software
Facebook and Twitter "feeds" evolved to maintain engagement (one by accident, the other by machine learning) at the cost of meaningful interactions.
socialcomputing  blogging  JoelSpolsky  via:JoelSpolsky 
february 2018 by mcherm
POSSE - IndieWeb
A name, and some site-specific instructions for the idea of writing things to your own blog first, then sharing copies of it on various social media blogging sites.
blogging  via:HackerNews 
january 2018 by mcherm
Host a Static Site on AWS, using S3 and CloudFront | David Baumgold
A nice, simple description of how to host a static site on S3, including the use of CloudFront and an https certificate.
blogging  aws  s3  via:NedBatchelder 
march 2017 by mcherm
Visiting a site that uses Disqus comments when not logged in sends the URL to Facebook
Blogger reports that Disqus is making a call that leaks to Facebook where any not-logged-in user is browsing. Disqus folks respond in the comments to say we didn't intend that and we'll look into it.
blogging  security  via:HackerNews  disqus 
january 2017 by mcherm
New – AWS Certificate Manager – Deploy SSL/TLS-Based Apps on AWS | AWS Blog
Appears AWS will offer free SSL certificates. I should look into this for my blog.
blogging  aws  s3  https  ssl  security  todo 
december 2016 by mcherm
On Trying Not To Be Wrong | Otium
Blogs are superior to "social media platforms" in that they are structured to encourage thoughtful critical discussion.
blogging  via:SlateStarCodex  socialcomputing 
november 2016 by mcherm
The lost infrastructure of social media. — Medium
A rundown of the various services that a healthy blogging ecosystem needs, and how most of them USED to exist, but today many have withered and died.
blogging  AnilDash  via:boingboing 
august 2016 by mcherm
Introducing lambda-comments · Jim Pick
Uses AWS lambda to put comments on a blog.
blogging  personal_net 
may 2016 by mcherm
Owning and sharing your words | Jon Udell
People complain about a plugin that lets people share annotations to a blog entry. I post that I don't understand why.
censorship  blogging  JonUdell  via:JonUdell  mypostings 
april 2016 by mcherm
amazon web services - Using AWS for Email Address Forwarding - Stack Overflow
Useful information on how to let Amazon's Route 53 control access to my blog domain, but at the same time continue to forward emails to gmail.
blogging  aws  dns  email  hosting 
october 2015 by mcherm
Using Github Pages for Blogging · Computing Thoughts
How Bruce Eckel switched to using Jekyll to generate static pages for his blog and incorporate Disqus for comments.
blogging  via:BruceEckel  BruceEckel 
december 2014 by mcherm
Why use www? | www. is not deprecated
So you can set up a CNAME. Needed only if you get big enough to want to separate static from non-static resources or to dynamically redirect traffic.
web  internet  dns  blogging  via:HackerNews 
june 2014 by mcherm
Vanity Metrics May Not Be All Bad - Rand's Blog
If you track page views for your blog articles you'll get better at writing articles people want to read. Perhaps this is what you want.
blogging  via:RandFishkin  RandFishkin 
september 2013 by mcherm
Pelican — a Static Blog Generator
A static blog generator written in Python. Ian Bicking just decided to start using it, perhaps it's worth checking out?
blogging  via:IanBicking 
april 2013 by mcherm
25 Things I wish I knew before moving to San Francisco « The Art of Living
This may be the most carefully researched and nicely present blog article I have ever read. It belongs on a list of best examples.
blogging  sanfrancisco  via:HackerNews 
january 2013 by mcherm
How capitalism breaks the web | Felix Salmon
Why did individual blogs get mostly supplanted by Facebook? Easier to maintain. Why aren't they more open? The closed ones make more money.
blogging  internet  via:twitter 
december 2012 by mcherm
The Web We Lost - Anil Dash
The web used to be much more "open" before things like Facebook -- back when people owned their own blogs and thereby controlled their own presence on the web.
socialcomputing  internet  history  facebook  blogging  via:boingboing 
december 2012 by mcherm
21 Things You’ll Learn From Blogging for 10 Years – James Governor's Monkchips
Some good advice for blogging. I'm failing the very first step: actually write stuff.
blogging  via:HackerNews 
september 2012 by mcherm
Where have all the bloggers gone? « Jon Udell
Blogging is dropping in quantity, by a lot. The conversations are going to Twitter, Facebook, or Google+.
blogging  via:JonUdell  JonUdell 
august 2012 by mcherm
State Threatens to Shut Down Nutrition Blogger
State says blogger crossed the line in giving nutritional advice and he needs to be licensed as a nutritional expert or take his blog down.
law  freespeech  via:slashdot  blogging 
april 2012 by mcherm
Blogger to customers: Your blog will now run on multiple domains so we can censor it | mm
International law appears to say that countries can censor things within each country. So Google is now taking all blogger blogs and replicating them on various top-level-domains. This means that a single URL no longer points to your page from anywhere.
internet  blogging  law  via:HackerNews 
february 2012 by mcherm
Elance: HivistaSoft WordPress Solutions. - About
Recommended for WordPress support, at "offshore rates".
wordpress  personal_net  blogging 
october 2011 by mcherm
The $105 Fix That Could Protect You From Copyright-Troll Lawsuits | Threat Level |
if you have a website you should register a dmca agent with the u s government. it costs just $105 and gives you certain legal immunities.
via:ArsTechnica  blogging  DMCA  law  ip-law  copyright 
june 2011 by mcherm
Writing a blog system on App Engine - Nick's Blog
Design notes from someone who built a blogging system on top of AppEngine.
appengine  blogging  programming 
june 2011 by mcherm
Jury: Blogger Johnny Northside must pay $60,000 to fired community leader |
A blogger wrote a TRUE story that got someone fired. He can't be sued for libel (it's true) so he's successfully sued for $60,000 for "tortious interference". I hope it'll be overturned on appeal, because this is bad law.
law  ip-law  libel  freespeech  blogging  journalism  via:slashdot 
march 2011 by mcherm : Human Stories from Prison
A nonprofit that allows prisoners to blog, by accepting letters and posting them to the web as a blog.
blogging  prison 
november 2010 by mcherm
Wordpress Plugin Advice
A useful review of Wordpress plugins. From someone who later founds a company specializing in hosting Wordpress blogs and curating plugins.
blogging  wordpress  JasonCohen  via:JasonCohen 
september 2010 by mcherm
Blogging, Tic Tac Toe and the Future of Math at Steven Landsburg | The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics, and Physics
A leading mathematician posted to his blog that he thought a particular problem could be solved and he invited collaboration. Over about a year a huge collaboration of many people managed to push it forward until they finally succeeded in proving it. Wow. Groundbreaking!
math  philosophy  blogging  proof  collaboration  via:reddit 
april 2010 by mcherm
How Hard Could It Be? By Joel Spolsky: Let's Take This Offline
Joel Spolsky plans to quit blogging. Here's why. Personally, I'd say it's not a very bright idea... but it's his call.
blogging  JoelSpolsky 
march 2010 by mcherm
Are Twitter and Facebook Killing Blogs? | Software by Rob
Blogging is here to stay. People moving to Twitter and Facebook for chatty stuff is good; it clears the air for real blogging.
blogging  personal_net  via:RobWalling 
october 2009 by mcherm
Review Disclosure: Separate Treatment for Bloggers and Traditional Media
New rules requiring bloggers to disclose free swag received should apply to traditional media as well: there is no good reason for the distinction. I point out one reason for distinguishing, but I still agree with the basic point.
LarryOBrien  journalism  blogging  law  mypostings 
october 2009 by mcherm
Lawyer's Unemployment Benefits Yanked Over $1 A Day From Blog -
Blogger makes over $100 over a period of several months (about $1/day) from ads; New York state cuts off benefits. Basically, every person in NY she talked to gave her a different story.
law  blogging  via:slashdot 
october 2009 by mcherm
Michael Filaseta Home Page
Read the disclaimer. And the disclaimer of disclaimer. And then the review of the disclaimer.
law  freespeech  funny  via:MichaelLugo  blogging 
september 2009 by mcherm
FTC plans to monitor blogs for claims, payments by AP: Yahoo! Tech
The FTC says it plans to start checking whether bloggers are taking money on the side and not disclosing it. Apparently such behavior is regulated.
censorship  regulation  marketing  blogging  via:slashdot 
june 2009 by mcherm
Clay Shirky Debunks the WSJ's "Bloggers For Hire" Feature - Boing Boing
Clay Shirky points out (as I had guessed) that figures claiming lots of bloggers make a living at it are, frankly, bogus and misleading.
clayshirky  blogging  via:boingboing 
may 2009 by mcherm
America's Newest Profession -
Wall Street Journal claims lots of people are making money as professional bloggers. I'm skeptical, but I must admit, they ARE a reputable news source.
via:HackerNews  blogging 
april 2009 by mcherm
FBI Bloggers: From Big Island « Knowing .NET
My thoughts on whether a blogger should write more about where he lives or stick to technical topics.
mypostings  blogging 
march 2009 by mcherm
How an iPod Nano changed my life | Exploding Coder
A nice list of technical podcasts that are good to listen to.
blogging  podcast  programming 
january 2009 by mcherm
R.I.P. Dr. Dobb's
Doctor Dobbs magazine is now dead -- the last programming magazine I know of to go. I guess it's been replaced by blogging.
blogging  writing  programming  EricSink  via:EricSink 
january 2009 by mcherm
Why Mirroring Is Not a Backup Solution
How an entire site of bloggers ( was lost because they didn't have backups. You just HAVE to do backups. And archive them, keeping quite a few old ones in case of subtle damage.
security  internet  blogging  via:slashdot  backup 
january 2009 by mcherm
A spam-fighting service. I'm not as impressed as with my current tool, but then I'm also not happy with my current tool.
blogging  spam 
december 2008 by mcherm
GeSHi - Generic Syntax Highlighter :: Home
A syntax hilighter for the web which handles many languages; I'm using it for my blog.
blogging  syntax 
october 2008 by mcherm
The Perfect Fluid Width Layout - CSS-Tricks
A "fluid layout" in CSS. I might want to use this for my blog.
webdesign  css  blogging  layout 
october 2008 by mcherm
15 must-have features for modern design blogs (part 2) ::
Some features of blogs that will help them be successful (besides content, which is, of course, the most important).
blogging  webdesign  via:reddit 
september 2008 by mcherm
WordPress Archive that *works*: StepxStep Guide and Plugins
Here is some useful information on how to create an archives page in WordPress that will show all of my old posts.
todo  blogging  wordpress 
september 2008 by mcherm
Gravatar - Globally Recognized Avatars
Site for generating an image which follows you everywhere. It's based on a hash of your email address, plus the ability to upload an image of your choice to a central site. A really cool feature, actually. Use this for blogs and stuff.
blogging  gravatar  socialcomputing 
september 2008 by mcherm
Valentino’s tiny WebServer » Post Topic » Stopping blog spam or Why I started to block Internet Explorer 6
He blocks IE6 from his site since so many bots use that user agent. I doubt this is a good idea (too easy for the bots to circumvent), but it makes me wonder if the stats for users of IE6 are seriously inflated?
spam  browsers  blogging 
september 2008 by mcherm
Quantity Always Trumps Quality: Coding Horror
Here we get the interesting tale of pottery students graded on number of pots made and on quality of pot made. Those graded on quantity did better. Moral: write code (to be a better programmer) and set a schedule (to be a better blogger).
programming  blogging  codinghorror  JeffAtwood  via:CodingHorror 
september 2008 by mcherm
Which Software Blogger Do Girls Like Better? - Nick Berardi’s Coder Journal
Google's new tool (intended for selling ads) can be used to access some of their incredibly detailed information about who uses what sites on the internet.
google  statistics  blogging  internet 
july 2008 by mcherm
taw's blog: How to create value by blogging
Real data from one blogger on the question of "short posts or long posts"? He finds his readers prefer long posts, especially if he counts number who bookmark it rather than just counting number who read it.
blogging  via:raganwald  mypostings 
june 2008 by mcherm
ISSN: Denied at The Furrygoat Experience
Apparently weblogs can be assigned an ID number like any other periodical... but not "personal" weblogs. I believe any such distinction is artificial.
blogging  socialcomputing 
june 2008 by mcherm
Coding Horror: The Day The Trackbacks Died
Trackbacks don't work. Here's why. Also an idea of what to do instead (maybe).
blogging  JeffAtwood  spam 
may 2008 by mcherm
WP Simple Sitemap - Wordpress plugin, create a sitemap for posts updated automatically, for SEO and users
Here is a WordPress plugin that I could use to generate the list of posts for my blog.
wordpress  blogging  plugins  todo 
april 2008 by mcherm
Coding Horror: Behold WordPress, Destroyer of CPUs
Lists caching plugins for WordPress and explains why they are 100% mandatory!
wordpress  blogging  codinghorror  JeffAtwood  todo 
april 2008 by mcherm
Book Piracy at The Furrygoat Experience
Author complains his book was pirated, and later posted to Google book without his permission. He's giving up on writing books -- he'll stick to blogging from now on.
copyright  ip-law  p2p  piracy  books  blogging 
april 2008 by mcherm
Site Statistics I Care About as a Blogger at Josh Bancroft’s
Some site statistics and why a blogger might care about particular ones.
blogging  webdevelopment 
march 2008 by mcherm
On The Use of Code in Weblog Titles
Using code in weblog titles: here are examples of how NOT to be funny, and examples you shouldn't try because they've already been done better than you ever can.
via:raganwald  blogging  funny 
march 2008 by mcherm
» What happened to me and the new girl (or: “The girl who cried Webmaster”) » The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century : Joey deVilla’s Personal Blog
This is an incredible story. Blogging about his new girlfriend led to astonishing revelations. Web programming and Columbo are involved -- you really just have to read it.
blogging  stories  funny  relationships 
february 2008 by mcherm
WordPress › WP-Syntax « WordPress Plugins
A WordPress plugin for displaying code which strikes me as being VERY, VERY good. I really need to try it out!
blogging  wordpress  plugins  todo 
february 2008 by mcherm
programming: WTF, Wordpress?!? Dumbest security hole ever.
Some general opinions (and a specific bug) showing why WordPress may be a poor choice for blogging software. But what to switch to?
wordpress  security  blogging 
january 2008 by mcherm
Bloggers talk to bloggers, scientists talk to scientists « Jon Udell
When bloggers discuss something and scientists discuss something, they don't share links very well -- they live in different worlds. Here's a case examined in detail and a suggestion of how better use of canonical URLs could help.  blogging  science  writing 
january 2008 by mcherm
Amortized Costs, DOS, and Magicicadas
Worth reading just for the note about insects using prime numbers. The thoughts on blogging aren't half bad either.
blogging  blogentry  math 
january 2008 by mcherm
Stevey's Blog Rants: Blogging Theory 201: Size Does Matter
Steve Yegge discusses the proper length for a blog entry: Long!
blogentry  essay  memory  brain  blogging  writing  yegge 
january 2008 by mcherm
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