I’m renaming the ‘Old Game Tuesday’ feature ‘Vintage Gaming’, so I don’t feel so bad about missing it/being late with it. Also, when I DO write them up, I love it so much I want to post it right away. So, now I will. Also, if you have something you’d like to contribute or cross-promote… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday is now Vintage Gaming
Ever so quietly, a link to the forum section of the site has returned. Why? Well, mostly because I wanted to play around a bit. It’s been upgraded to the latest version of SMF for the forum software, and has a dice roller to make forum games much easier. If anyone wants to join –… Continue reading The Forum Returns!
Hey, guys. I have decided to put a little separation between my Sabres/NHL bloggin’ and tweetin’, and everything else. So now, if you want to read about my thoughts on the Buffalo Sabres, go to Shutdown Pair. This site is still where you want to go for everything else, including my movie reviews, gadget talk,… Continue reading Big Website Announcement!
As a slightly popular blogger, I get a good amount of spam comments, though most is caught by the filters. The rest vary from ugly linkfests to sneaky-sly advertising. Here’s a recent favorite (note, may be some swearing): name: step ladders Hello, Mr. Ladders! The lowercase name is edgy. And ‘step’, your parents were unique.… Continue reading Fun With SPAM: Most Important!!!
Just a heads up: If you normally browse HIYLJ from a handheld device (and I am impressed at how many of you do), you should now get a much more small-screen friendly display thanks to the WPTouch plugin. If you’ve seen the Willful Caboose via a mobile browser, you’ve got the right idea. buried movie… Continue reading A Bit Of Housekeeping
As you can tell by now, I’ve switched over to a new theme. It’s more compliant with the newer version of WordPress, as well as very flexible and customizable. I’m probably not done tweaking/messing around, so if there are suggestions or concerns, let me know (either in the comments here or via the contact form… Continue reading Theme Change
Just an FYI guys, the bloggy portion of things was upgraded to WordPress 2.6. I like some of the new features, like post edit tracking, a Press This! bookmarklet to let you easily blog about whatever you are viewing, theme previews (nice since I change themes a LOT), image captions, word count…you can see the… Continue reading WordPress 2.6
Wordle is a site that’s making the blog-rounds. The site has a Java applet where you can put in a bunch of text (or your del.icio.us tags) and makes tag clouds out of them, with multiple font/color options. I made on of the headers on my site with it, and there are some really interesting… Continue reading Wordle
Inspired by Kevin’s blogroll editing, I’ve taken a look at my blogroll and tweaked it. For me, since there were so few links, it really involves adding and not subtracting. Any of the sites I have gone back to after the first visit are in. If it’s something I’ve linked to, it’s pretty much in… Continue reading Adjudicating the Blogroll
I went ahead and installed WordPress 2.5, let me know if there are any issues that crop up. Looks like most of my plugins work, with the notable exception of WP-United. So, no forum/WP integration, but that really just affects me. Anyway, enjoy!
Drew McLellan has posted a very good run down of how to improve blog (and general website) performance. It covers caching, outsourcing of feeds, and using something like Amazon’s S3 to host large files, just as an example.