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FYI

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments · General

No, I’m not dead.
Anything work-related usually gets dumped on my “professional” site and Twitter has all but killed any will I have to blog about everything else. I’m sure I’ll still write things from time to time, but for day to day coverage, you should just follow my Twitter feed:
http://www.twitter.com/JoshDrescher

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*yaaaawn*

January 4th, 2009 · No Comments · General

Oh, hey. Happy New Year.
I’ve been on vacation for the past few weeks, but it’s back out into the Real World tomorrow, so expect blogging to resume shortly.

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Website eating comments.

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments · General

So I just noticed that a mess of comments got stuck in some sort of CAPTCHA-limbo. I have no clue what’s wrong. I’ll work on fixing it ASAP.

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Upgrading.

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments · General

FYI, I’m upgrading WordPress at the moment, so things may randomly explode for the rest of the night.

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Dear birthday well-wishers.

March 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · General

If you sent me something via Amazon that came off of my wishlist, two things:
1) Thank you!
2) I have no idea who you are because it came unsigned/unlabeled.
Please drop me a line to confess your generosity so that I may thank you properly.
[UPDATE] Generous gift-givers located! Thanks to Mike and Joanna! And [...]

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AFK.

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · General, Misc.

I’ll be in Paris for the next week doing a European press junket. Blogging will probably dwindle to nothing as a result (though I may post random stuff on my professional blog).

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Screw you, Internet.

January 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · General

Well, turning off the comments captcha a few days back was CLEARLY a terrible plan. I’d assumed that upgrading Wordpress would protect me in the same way a fresh, new install does, but apparently this is NOT the case. For a few days, all was well. But today, 2000+ spam comments popped [...]

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HEY YOU!

August 9th, 2007 · No Comments · General

Apparently, people totally ignore the sidebar menus, because I’ve been fielding a handful of “you never post anything anymore” emails as of late.
Au contraire, my little Internetizens. I post lots of stuff, just not always on Ye Olde Blog. I put stuff about comics and movies here and nearly everything else just gets [...]

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Rated ARRRRR.

July 2nd, 2007 · No Comments · General, Misc.

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
* torture (3x) * abortion (2x) * fucking (1x)
All things considered, I’m surprised to find I’ve been so well-mannered recently.
(via Ralf)

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New and improved!

May 31st, 2007 · No Comments · General

Well, sort of improved.
Over the past year or so, the vast majority of stuff that got posted was effectively linkspam from del.icio.us and that caused any actual posts to get lost in the noise. So, as I’ve mentioned previously, I’m going to start trying to restrict blog posts to things that feature actual writing [...]

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Tumblelogging.

March 28th, 2007 · No Comments · General

I noticed Ralf was using Tumblr, so I fooled around with it for a bit over lunch today. Overall, it seems fairly decent, though the inability to (reasonably) export that functionality onto a user-maintained website is a bit of a bummer.
I’ve been considering pulling del.icio.us publication from my blog, as it’s currently [...]

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Happy New Year.

December 31st, 2005 · 1 Comment · General

See ya on the other side.

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Housekeeping.

December 19th, 2005 · No Comments · General

I’ve added a quick tweak that will automatically publish my del.icio.us links daily, so that’s where the “Daily Links” posts are coming from. This is mostly for the sake of folks who pull my RSS feed who would otherwise miss the del.icio.us sidebar.
[edit] When they say “experimental,” I guess they really mean it. [...]

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Boring tech stuff.

November 16th, 2005 · No Comments · General

As part of my ongoing submission to del.icio.usness, I’ve slapped giblet’s plugin onto the upper righthand corner, so even the laziest of my six readers can see what useless crap is amusing me at the moment. It SEEMS to be working properly, though I may tweak the once-hourly refresh at some point.

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del.icio.us is killing this blog.

November 15th, 2005 · 2 Comments · General

It’s become painfully obvious to me that the vast majority of what I’ve put on this site has been low on commentary and high on simple reblogging of random shit I find elsewhere. I’ve been messing around with del.icio.us recently and have decided that it is INFINITELY superior to standard blogging when it comes [...]

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Comments functional again. Really. I SWEAR.

October 31st, 2005 · 1 Comment · General

I forgot to chop out some of the old AuthImage code and it was causing the comments-post to crap out. But it’s fixed now for sure.
Go ahead. Try it an see. It really, honestly, ACTUALLY works.

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Comments functional again.

October 11th, 2005 · No Comments · General

For the three of you who care, comments function again. The new captcha is a little tougher to read at times, so make sure you can read the text BEFORE you post anything substantial. If it’s illegible, just refresh the window.

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Upgrading.

September 16th, 2005 · No Comments · General

I’m finally moving from Wordpress 1.2 to 1.5x, so things will be a little funky for a bit until that’s done. Everything SEEMS to be working, though.
UPDATE:
Comments are still annoyingly unsecure. I received comment spam in the handful of SECONDS between getting the site up and logging in to configure stuff. The [...]

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Yet again…

August 11th, 2005 · No Comments · General

…the Top Ten weird search strings bringing you all to me:
10. smashing pumpkins + sean hannity
9. wanda managed to be impregnated by the artificial vision
8. blog + liberalism + rand + bullshit
7. cymothoa exigua
6. enhance + enhance + enhance
5. mike melville the jug rocker
4. cambodian + man + mother + wife
3. tmnt + masturbating
2. mascoting [...]

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From the home office in Sioux City, Iowa…

July 21st, 2005 · No Comments · General

The Ten Strangest Search Strings Leading Folks to Me
For the week of 07-17-05:
10. “facts and figures about the rain froste”
9. “how many people die a year choking on a carrot”
8. “kangaroo who says i am nauseas + cartoon”
7. “thrombosis world of warcraft”
6. “hairy belly”
5. “spank + monkey”
4. “alcohol breath tester vending machine + patriot”
3. “sac [...]

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