As the band Rush once wrote: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

This blog started out in 2002 using the MovableType blogging engine. That was probably the best-of-breed at the time, and since I was a Perl hound, it just seemed to work best for me.

Sometime ...

A little much needed humor:

Little Melissa comes home from 1st grade & tells her father that they learned about the history of Valentine's Day.

'Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint, and we're Jewish,' she asks, 'Will God get mad at me for giving someone a ...

In what is hopefully the first half of an adoption strategy, wordpress.com has that their users can use their blog URL's as OpenID's to log into sites such as this one.

Another positive step for OpenID. Now if only users could log into their wordpress.com accounts ...

Previously, I posted directions for keeping Wordpress installations up-to-date using Subversion. Unfortunately, as of this writing (two-days post release), the Wordpress developers have not yet created a tag for the recent 1.5.2 release, thereby breaking the previous instructions.

Fortunately, rather than tracking the releases tag by tag (version ...

Found this in one of the Lockergnome newsletters this morning. It is Yet Another Blog Reader (tm) and it is called BlogBridge. What makes this one slightly different from many of the others is that it is written in Java, so it should work the same on the three major ...

If you are like me and have switched to using Subversion to keep your wordpress installations up date, then you too may have been bitten by the recent update of the trunk to version 1.6.

For those not in the know, the easiest (IMHO) way to install and keep ...

Bored? Looking for another way to spend some less-than-precious time? Then take a look at this (NSFW) site: YouHO! Had I not seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it, but hey, there's got to be one of everything on the Internet.

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I've been a member of many Yahoo Groups e-mail lists for quite awhile now, and I continue to search for new ones as my interests in subjects wax and wane, but there are several things about searching for lists that really annoy me:

  1. Why is there no option ...

The fine folks at XM Radio have announced what looks to be a very nice satellite weather system: XM WX Satellite Weather. Unfortunately, while this is something I've wanted for quite some time, the cost is prohibitive for a home user: prices start at $49.99/mo, but the ...

After seeing CWirc listed in the Freshmeat updates several times, I finally decided to give it a closer look. Having read the description on FM and perused the web site for awhile, I installed it: The install is fairly straightforward – the program is a plugin for XChat – and took all ...