My Alexa can now read my recent blog posts to me—and to you, too! Creating an Alexa flash briefing skill to accomplish this was much easier than I had expected — not much more than signing up for an Amazon developers account and filling out some forms. There’s no programming involved. I must admit, the… Continue reading Creating an Alexa skill for my blog
Many WordPress sites use the Disqus Comment System because it’s powerful, social, and adds some features not available with the standard WordPress comment system. Twenty Sixteen Is Not Designed For Disqus Unfortunately, the Twenty Sixteen WordPress theme is not designed for Disqus. On narrow screens like smartphones, Twenty Sixteen displays Disqus full width against the… Continue reading Disqus and the Twenty Sixteen WordPress theme
Clean Archives Reloaded is a great archives plugin for those of us who have used WordPress for a long time. I use it on my archives page because it can display a lot of post titles without overwhelming the reader. Twenty Sixteen is the default WordPress theme for WordPress version 4.4. I’m using Twenty Sixteen… Continue reading Clean Archives Reloaded in Twenty Sixteen
Ten years ago, I started this blog with a post about earthquake monitors. Now, 2,304 posts later, I’m still blogging. Over the years, this blog has gone through a lot of change. Quoting my about page: I used be a “serious” blogger and wrote about politics and religion. Now I’m a snapshooter extraordinaire who takes… Continue reading Ten Year Blogiversary
R.I.P. The Blog, 1997-2013, by Jason Kottke. “Blogs are for 40-somethings with kids.” Guilty, as charged. Yet, like Jason, I plan to continue writing/posting online. I blame the death of blogging on its success. Web content has become so common that it’s virtually worthless. The continuous flow of the new is a stream. If you… Continue reading R.I.P. The Blog, 1997-2013
Happy birthday, WordPress! (I started the party a little early…)
To celebrate WordPress’ upcoming 10th anniversary this May 27, 2013, Dougal Campbell proposes blogging the following topics. Here goes! When WordPress was first released in May 2003 I was 40 years old I already had a web site I had sold a domain name When I first started using WordPress in December 2004 I didn’t… Continue reading Blogan: 10th Anniversary Project Entry
This is the eighth anniversary of my first blog post and the world ends today. Coincidence? I think not.
Contributing To WordPress (Using Github). It’s on my bucket list.
Top 100 Resources for WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials. Wow! Nice compilation.