Friday, September 9, 2005

Say goodbye to my blogroll (temporarily)
Excerpt: I've decided the blogroll is just so 2001 and am removing it temporarily until I finish a nifty AJAX-y replacement (look for it some time around 2009). In its place will be links to my Bloglines subscriptions and my del.icio.us bookmarks....

Friday, November 11, 2005

Dear web: Please make your type larger
Excerpt: I'm in my late 30s now. I have been using computers (on and off) since 1978, from an Apple 2 at a summer camp, to a MicroVideo Interact at home, and an Apple 2e which I used to pull myself up to a C in Physics at my high school. I progressed to PCs in college and a Mac later, using PS/2s at IBM....

Friday, December 30, 2005

Something amiss with Amazon recommendations
Excerpt: From today's Amazon email: As someone who has purchased books by Theodore Sturgeon, you might like to know that British Foreign Policy under New Labour will be released soon. You can pre-order your copy by following the link below. Theodore Sturgeon? Science Fiction author. All I can figure is that one of the books I bought was edited by Paul Williams which is the...

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Groundhog Day 2006
Excerpt: It's Frisket's birthday today, she turns four.  For her birthday she slept in on the bed and then took a walk around the neighborhood.  I had a post all written up in my head about the flight back from Fort Lauderdale but ended up never actually writing it down.  Suffice to say, while the flight itself was ok, it didn't take off until...

Friday, March 3, 2006

Attention: Christa E Fritz
Excerpt: The next time you send out an email on behalf of Rod Smith, IBM Vice President of Emerging Technology, with the subject ATTENTION! ATTENTION! IBM WANTS YOU TO.... (ISYN), you might consider using the Bcc: field, or telling Lotus Notes not to expand the distribution list, if only to shorten the message length, if not to shield the entire attendee list for the O'Reilly...

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Feed changes
Excerpt: While in the process of doing some post MT-3.2 upgrade cleanup, I managed to totally hose my RSS and Atom feeds. So. What I need you to do, my eleven gentle readers... Is this, in whatever magical thing you use to read this site's web feed, change the subscription to point to http://epcostello.net/epicrisis/feeds/entries.atom. If you insist on using RSS, I'm maintaining an RSS feed...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Pre-vacation cleanup
Excerpt: I closed comments on all posts prior to this one. I don't get many valid comments, most are from spammers for phentermine, vicodin, "new york trial attorney", "new york lawyer", etc. I'll decide whether to turn them on again when I get back mid-June. I'm also contemplating restructuring this site, again. Perhaps archiving the blog prior to June 1st or something. Not sure how...

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Technical: update your feed (again)
Excerpt: I promise this will be the last change for awhile. If you are following this site using a feedreader, please update to this new feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/epcostello. I have been playing with Feedburner with a couple of other sites and generally like it. It offloads a lot of traffic from the site and gives me some tools to manage the feed. I had been redirecting...

Monday, August 14, 2006

Feeding the feed
Excerpt: I discovered that some people had subscribed to a test feed I'd set up with Feedburner...I didn't think that that was public, and so made no mention of when I deleted it. I've since realized that that happened and discovered something a tad unsettling with FeedBurner, though not unexpected. So, I'd set up http://feeds.feedburner.com/epicrisis and played with it. Once I decided to go live...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Feed Housekeeping
Excerpt: The only feed I support for this site is http://feeds.epcostello.net/epcostello, which is served via FeedBurner. I’ve tried to redirect as many old feeds to that but am still getting requests for feeds I haven’t had in years. So if you get this site through a newsreader, please verify that you have the correct feed URL. If you have no idea what I am talking...

Monday, January 26, 2009

FYI: Site Maintenance
Excerpt: I’m going to change a couple of settings with this site including the feedburner setup. All of this should be behind–the–scenes and have no impact on my non–posting to the site on an irregular basis. If you do not see a brief posting here saying “All Clear” you might check back into the site as something may have gone horrifically wrong, or I forgot to update.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Site Maintenance: All Clear
Excerpt: "all clear". Read further if you rely on the "my brand" service from Feedburner for a change you have to do after migrating to Google Accounts.

Slightly acerbic and eccentric dog walker who masquerades as a web developer and occasional CTO.

Spent five years running the technology side of the circus known as www.ibm.com.

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