Archive for category: Blogging

Possible Downtime on January 2

January 1, 2006 | Blogging, System Notices | By: Mark VandeWettering

I think I’m gonna try to upgrade to WordPress 2 on the 2nd. If you can’t reach this site, you’ll know what’s up. See you when I’m back alive!

WordPress 2.0 Released

December 27, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

It appears that version 2.0 of WordPress is available for download. I’ll try to give a head’s up when I’ll upgrade.

The Real Value of Podcasting

November 15, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Blogging, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

If you really are doing it for the love, why bother assigning a number to it? Let’s put it another way: if my goal is to maximize the value that I create, I obviously can do that in a couple of different ways, I can either choose to concentrate and create things which are truly […]

KNBR Pays Tribute to Bay Area Broadcasting Legend Bill King

October 21, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

KNBR has posted a very nice tribute to Bay Area sportscasting legend Bill King. It’s amazing to me the breadth and depth of his experience and talent, and how many important events in sports history he was calling. Truly an amazing career. Check it out.


October 6, 2005 | Blogging, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I remember reading Russell Beattie’s blog, where he said that merely by posting something about the Apple or Macintosh, his traffic doubled or tripled or something. If I was using Adsense or something, then the recent back and forth I’ve been doing with Scoble might make me a few cents. As it is, I have […]

Bracing for Rita

September 22, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Josh mentioned this Houston blogger as one of those who is going to remain in his home and ride out the storm. I’ll be checking in from time to time to see how its going. Jkotr also mentioned Stormwatchers, a blog for Houston area bloggers who are similarly riding out the storm. Good luck everyone. […]

Finding Blogs in the Short Head

September 22, 2005 | Blogging, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m always on the lookout for new blogs to read. Unfortunately, it is often hard to find blogs that are interesting. I suspect that is because most of the blogs that I find interesting are in the long tail, rather than the short head, and search engines rely on the short head. For instance, witness […]

Brainwagon Radio: Baseball, Atari 2600, FPGAs, you name it

September 20, 2005 | Blogging, Brainwagon Radio, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today’s podcast recaps a bunch of topics which have floated to the top of my conciousness: a recap of last night’s baseball game, my experience in programming the old Atari 2600 video console, what it might mean to have a video game console which promoted consumer experimentation and programming, some musings about Field Programmable Gate […]

Corporate Blogging

September 14, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Boing Boing thinks that the Juicyfruit gum blog blows chunks for many of the same reasons that I mentioned in response to a WSJ article on corporate blogging. Just what do you think you can learn from corporate blogs like this?

Bye Bye, Freeloaders

August 31, 2005 | Blogging, General, Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

I received an email a couple of days ago from someone who thoughtfully noted that someone was stealing bandwidth from my by hotlinking to images in my /images directory. Effectively these people use your webserver to serve images for their websites. It’s tacky: kind of like filling your pockets with napkins and packets of ketchup […]

My Day

August 27, 2005 | Blogging, General, My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

Most of the time when I bother to blog about things that are going on in my life, I tend to do it in the form of an impromptu podcast. Today my wife woke me up and said that we should go out to Infineon Raceway and catch the qualifying for tomorrow’s Indy Racing League […]

First Google Talk

August 24, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Gordon Smith became my first contact on Google Talk, and mentioned that it was below freezing where was, which happens to be in rural Australia, where he photoblogs from. He also is a bit of an astrophotographer (at least as much of one as I am): check out his full moon picture. I think I […]

Blogs seen as powerful new tool in U.S. court fight

July 11, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Yahoo is carrying the following Reuters’ article: Blogs seen as powerful new tool in U.S. court fight which talks about the role that blogs could play in the upcoming Supreme Court nominations. Pretty standard stuff, but I thought the following paragraph was interesting: Not all blogs are created equal. Many will become “ideological echo chambers” […]

Maybe I need a break from blogging…

July 5, 2005 | Blogging, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Blogging lately feels pointless. Which of course it is, but it used to not feel so pointless. Grump.

Brainwagon Radio: Happy Birthday, Grokster and Gnomedex

June 28, 2005 | Blogging, Brainwagon Radio, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Where your host sings Happy Birthday to his wife and then goes on to discuss the recent Supreme Court decision regarding Grokster, and his feelings on the cult of personality that seems to be forming around blogging, as is exemplified by Gnomedex. Links from the show: The best blog on the doings of the Supreme […]