Archive for category: Blogging

I’m not dead…

December 18, 2015 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Hey gang… It’s been quite some time since I posted anything here. Apologies. I have had a lot going on for the last sixty days or so, most dramatically a herniated disk in my neck. I am improving though, and have some backed up ideas for blog posts, so stay tuned, and I promise over […]

Happy Birthday, brainwagon!

July 21, 2014 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

On this date back in 2002, I started this blog. Since that time, I’ve published 4019 posts, with a total of 725,146 words. I hope some of you have enjoyed it. I’m slacking off, but still find stuff that I think is fun, and hope you drop in from time to time to read and […]

Boring statistics re: brainwagon

February 6, 2012 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, today is February 6, which means that my revolvermap that you can see over in the left margin has been up one entire year. Right now, it’s showing 148,950 visits since it’s inception. I suspect a couple of thousand of those are actually me, but I’m pretty happy that so many people stumble their […]

Q: Should blogs make font choices for you, or not?

August 25, 2011 | Blogging, Web Development, Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve been making some minor tweeks to the excellent 1024 px WordPress theme that I started using a few weeks ago. I found a small issue with the CSS for images that are supposed to be center (a priority mistake meant it didn’t work) and I’ve made a few other minor tweaks. I finally got […]

Hackaday Comment Policy: We’re cleaning up

July 27, 2011 | Blogging, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

I am a long time reader of Hack A Day. It’s a great website, and often details projects that I find interesting well before they are picked up on other sites. It also tends to drive significant amounts of traffic to sites mentioned, so it’s good publicity for many interesting objects. But lately, their comment […]

Nine years of blogging…

July 21, 2011 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Glancing to the side bar, it appears that today in 2002 was the first post on my blog. This should be post number 3,690. I’ve had 2,286 comments. I’ve used 110 category tags. Over the 12 months, Akismet has removed 193,915 spam comments, and there have been 798 pieces of “ham”. The peak month for […]

Time for some blog maintenance…

July 7, 2011 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

My blog may be unavailable for a short time today as I perform some needed upgrades. If all goes well, any down time should last only a few minutes. Don’t despair! I’ll be back shortly. Addendum: Upgrade seemed to go smoothly and without any problems. If you are experiencing any strangeness, try refreshing this page. […]

What is your blog’s business plan? Does it really need one?

June 27, 2011 | Blogging, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

It was a convenient time to renew my blog’s hosting plan over the weekend, so I made my payment and you can be assured that the brainwagon blog (which as many as a dozen of you inexplicably read) will be available for another 12 months. It got me thinking about the many bloggers I know […]

Clarifying my thoughts re: Facebook and Twitter

June 3, 2010 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was listening to Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson’s Security Now podcast as I was commuting this morning, and found that Steve Gibson said something which clarified how I feel about Facebook and Twitter. Lots of people are upset about Facebook privacy concerns. I’m not really among them. If I post something on Facebook, I […]

Musings on Blogging and Social Media

May 22, 2010 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Over the last couple of days, weeks, and even months, I’ve been pondering my participation in various social media: mostly my efforts at blogging and podcasting, but also my participation in things like Facebook and Twitter, as well as the possibility of using things like YouTube. I thought I’d toss out some ideas and ask […]

Test from iPhone

July 30, 2008 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Just testing the wordpress application for the iPhone.

WordPress Development Blog › 2.0.2 Security Release

March 10, 2006 | Blogging, Security | By: Mark VandeWettering

There is a new security update for WordPress, which I’ve already installed without any serious mishap/problems. If you run WordPress, you might think about giving it an upgrade. Technorati Tags: WordPress, Blogging, Security Addendum: I’ve been having minor problems with the Dashboard in this release not displaying correctly.  I’m still trying to figure it out.

WordPress 2.0.1 Release

February 1, 2006 | Blogging, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Yep, it’s another release of WordPress, mostly fixing some open bugs/problems from the 2.0 release.  I’ll be upgrading to this in the next couple of days, so expect a minor amount of downtime in the next day or two. WordPress Development Blog › 2.0.1 Release Technorati Tags: WordPress, Blogging

Lightbox JS

January 11, 2006 | Blogging, Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

Here’s a useful little chunk of Javascript which can probably be put to good use on your website: Lightbox JS is a simple, unobtrusive script used to to overlay images on the current page. It’s a snap to setup and works on all modern browsers. It works quite well, and is also somewhat instructive. I […]

Upgraded to WordPress 2.0

January 2, 2006 | Blogging, System Notices | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.0. Like all previous upgrades that I’ve performed, this one seems to have gone without a hitch, and all things that I expected to work seems to work just fine. The biggest change that is immediately visible is the new posting interface, which uses a WYSIWG type interface. It seems […]