Oct 122009

So, I’m sitting in my apartment tonight, and my Chefmate P70D2AL-D4 Microwave starts beeping randomly. At first it was just a single beep, then a few minutes later it went ape-shit. Scary thing was it first was saying 6:66 then 66:66. The keypad wouldn’t work anymore, and just kept on beeping until I unplugged the thing. Reading around the internet, I’ve found that others have had this same problem with this microwave. Wonderful.

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Changes To Come For thew0rd

 Posted by on 2009-04-08 at 14:16  the w0rd  Comments Off on Changes To Come For thew0rd
Apr 082009

As you may see from the post below, and future posts for the next few weeks, things are going to be changing (again?).  Blogs are hard to keep up with when you are trying to live life, are working your job, trying to keep up relationships and consuming media from all over cyberspace.   Even though I don’t post very much here at thew0rd.com, I still produce content on many other social networks and various other places.   I’m going to attempt to combine them all into one place here at thew0rd, to attempt to truly bring you “the w0rd from the virtual streets”.  Hopefully the signal/noise ratio will be just right, although it will probably take some trial and error to get it just right.

Please bear with me as I’m planning on doing a full site re-design sometime in the next month or so.  I will also be experimenting with various ways of importing data from various places around the internets.  This may appear to be a bit haphazard for a while, but I will try to clean up anything that looks super horrible.

Thanks for your understanding, and I hope you will enjoy the new changes that are in store for 2009.

Jul 082008

Many of you have developed a fondness for Twitter, myself included. I’ve found it to be an invaluable tool. I use twitter to keep in touch with friends both near and far, get the latest news and events, broadcast my existence and drive traffic to content that I publish. I find that many people don’t understand Twitter, or how it can be used for your benefit. It is tough to quantify how and why someone should use it, since everyone wants to get something different out of it. All I can say to that is that there is a place in your life for Twitter, and with a little experimentation you will find its benefits.

For this article I want to focus on “Advanced Twitter Techniques and Tools”. Once you’ve become familiar and comfortable with using Twitter, you may want to extend the functionality and get more out of it.

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thew0rd Re-design and other News

 Posted by on 2007-09-20 at 20:50  the w0rd  Comments Off on thew0rd Re-design and other News
Sep 202007

Greetings all. I know I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve been very busy the past few weeks/months. I am beginning a total re-design and revamp of thew0rd. Hopefully it won’t take too long and I can get back to posting more soon. So please bear with me as I tweak the site a little over the next week.

Also, I’ve decided to discontinue the link summary postings. They look like crap. I’ve also decided to take a more casual tone with the blog, and let some more of my attitude shine through. You can still view my latest bookmarks from del.icio.us through the sidebar as well as articles I’ve dugg through digg.

I have been toying with the idea of including full stories in the RSS feed once again. My only hesitation is that in the past I have had content stolen. Some would say plagiarism is the ultimate form of flattery. I tend to agree, but at the same time it is frustrating to have people stealing my content. If any of you have suggestions as to if I should include the full text of stories in the RSS feed, let me know and I will think about it.

And finally, let me thank all of you who stop by once and a while to view this content… as sporadic as it is. Peace out and stay tuned.

Six Apart closes Splashblog, what next?

 Posted by on 2007-08-17 at 04:12  Internet, Mobile, News  Comments Off on Six Apart closes Splashblog, what next?
Aug 172007

Its been a bad month so far for mobile fans. Treo users got screwed with a bad update from Palm, and now Six Apart is closing my favorite photo blog site, Splashblog. I’ve been using Splashblog for almost 2 years now. It is/was a great photo blogging platform. There wasn’t anything too special about it, except for the fact that it WORKED. Unlike the alternatives, Splashblog was very simple, just photos, a titile, and a description. I liked the way Splashblog handled RSS feeds… very simple and customizable. I used my Splashblog to export the photos from my cell phone to several different websites I run.

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Jun 252007

My favorite content aggregation and digital identity management service, Ziki.com, has updated to V2. They have tweaked the layout and presentation of information regarding your profile and site navigation. The site has a more interactive feel to it. For those who haven’t checked out Ziki before, or were unsatisfied with the previous version, give V2 a spin. Please refer to my previous post on manging your digital identity with Ziki for more information. As always I wish continued success to the Ziki Team, and other small teams working to forge the next generation of the internet. Good Work.