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Leaving Quora

Posted on 08/14/2017 in Meta, Science, Software Development, Technology, Writing
Quora recently changed the site in some heinous ways. They removed the details from all questions, because they’re trying to make sure that there’s only one “canonical question” you can search for an answer to. Unfortunately this destroys nuance – … More…

On hold right now…

Posted on 07/28/2011 in Meta
The blog is kind of on hold right now … too much work, too little time. I’ll be back soon as soon as things are a little less insane. 🙂

The Blog Moves (Again)

Posted on 04/16/2011 in Me, Meta
Well, finally, I think I’ve got this up and running again. Of course, to do it, I had to move to for my hosting (away from GoDaddy, whose inability to properly host multiple sites on IIS means that it’s … More…

The blog moves.. pt. 2

Posted on 08/10/2010 in Meta
Well goddamn it… my GoDaddy setup is all screwed up. (That’s what I get for hosting multiple domains on one IIS account, apparently). More news as I try to fix this damned thing.

The Blog Moves…

Posted on 02/12/2010 in Meta
… but the address remains the same. Hang onto your hats… I’m going to shift the blog away from using Blogger FTP Publishing to WordPress. It may get a little bumpy here while things shake out. Links may break. That … More…

Blogger Getting Rid Of FTP

Posted on 02/06/2010 in Meta
Hmmm… apparently Google/Blogger are getting rid of their FTP publishing service. This sucks, because I use Blogger to publish my… erm… blog. I would note that Blogger don’t seem to have suggested any way to migrate my existing content. Which … More…

Popcorn Films – Going Down

Posted on 06/16/2009 in Me, Meta
I’m transferring the domain from to (it’s much cheaper), and my hosting from Earthlink to GoDaddy as well. (Well, what can I say? I already have hosting – eg. for this blog – from GoDaddy, so I … More…

200th Post!

Posted on 04/03/2008 in Meta
Hahah 🙂 Today is a special day… this is the 200th article that I’ve written on this blog since I started writing it back in 2004. That’s roughly one a week, give or take. Yay! Here’s to the Intertubes! *clink*

Technorati Weirdness

Posted on 01/15/2008 in Meta
Strangely, it appears that my last post didn’t make it up onto Technorati. It claims to be pinging my blog, but the post itself? nada. I wonder if I’ve fallen foul of some spam filtering software or something.

And we’re back!

Posted on 12/30/2007 in Meta
Please redirect your links to the new URL: Thanks! (btw… on a totally unrelated note… one of my blog post labels appears to be bacon. Yum.)

Bit of a clean up…

Posted on 12/14/2007 in Meta
You probably won’t notice this if you’re reading this blog through a feed reader, but I’m making some improvements to the blog… you know, tidying up the layout, putting a lick of paint on the graphics, that kind of thing. … More…

Feed Fixed

Posted on 11/07/2007 in Meta
I finally noticed that the feed for this blog was pointing to the wrong location (sigh), so now it’s fixed! If you wanna subscribe, click on the “Subscribe to this blog” link at the bottom right. 🙂

Why People Read My Blog (according to Google)

Posted on 10/31/2007 in Humor, Meta
According to Google’s Webmaster Tools one of the more popular search terms that leads to a click on my blog ( is “Sandpaper porn” Sandpaper porn!?!?!?!?!?! I’m at a total loss for words. Here’s the funny ones… Milkshake racing game … More…

Blog and be damned…

Posted on 04/16/2007 in Meta
… by anonymous posters, it appears. So I’ve turned on comment moderation, and I’ve got rid a of bunch of my… er… not so happy go lucky posts. I’ve decided that frankly I don’t want the reminders of one of … More…