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Sweet Sixteen

And just like that: It’s been sixteen years since I started blogging on this site. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a post celebrating my fifteenth year, and the spaces between the years get smaller every day.

Fifteen Years of Blogging!

And just like that: It’s been fifteen years since I started blogging on this site. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a post celebrating my fourteenth year, and the spaces between the years get smaller every day.

Fourteen Years

And just like that: It’s been fourteen years since I started blogging on this site. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a post celebrating my thirteenth year, and the spaces between the years gets smaller every day.

Thirteen. Years.

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been actively blogging for thirteen years now. And yet here we are. I wonder how many people remember that this site was originally called “bling”? That was short for “rambling”, which is what I felt like I always did here. Thirteen years is a long time to be rambling […]

Twelve Years Ago

The domain name davidgagne.net is a little bit older than that. But I consider this date the birthday of my blog because it’s the anniversary of my first blogger post. I am finding it very difficult to wrap my head around the fact that I have been blogging (more or less continuously) for twelve years. […]

Miss Me?

My son is now almost seventeen months old, in case you’re wondering why I haven’t been posting very actively for the last year and a half. The last two months have been an emotional roller coaster for me, for reasons far and wide (mostly unrelated to my boy) which I don’t have the time or […]

This One Goes to Eleven

Yesterday marked the eleventh birthday of this site, and was pretty darn close to the six-month birthday of why I haven’t been posting much lately. If there ever was a valid excuse for not writing, he is it. If you could somehow take every single good moment, event, experience, and feeling of my life and […]

A Decade of David

If you happened to scroll to the very bottom of this site today — Saturday, March 13th, 2010 — you would have seen this note in the footer: It is very, very hard to believe that I have been blogging for ten years. My very first post was not very interesting. At the time I […]

The Best Damn Kudu He Can Be

“My favorite animal at the Zoo is the lesser kudu. You have to admire an animal with a name like that, laboring as he must in the shadow of the greater kudu. It must be like having an older brother who excelled at sports and academics in school, to whom you have always been compared […]

Blog Anniversary

By the time you read this post, I will have been blogging (more or less) continuously on davidgagne.net for 3300 days. I somehow managed to miss my nine year anniversary two weeks ago, so I thought I should say something about my 3300th day.

WordPress Wednesday: Displaying Huge Archives

Once you’ve been blogging for a few years, you’re going to realize that your archives page is huge. For the casual one-post-each-week blogger, it might be okay to display the titles or even excerpts of posts on your archives page. But what about you and your twenty-posts-per-day blogging habit? It won’t be long before your […]

WordPress Wednesday: How to Display the Age of Your Site

If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you’ll see that in my footer I display how long I’ve been publishing this site. It’s pretty simple to do this; all you really need is the DateDiff plugin and PHP’s default date() function.

WordPress Wednesday: Ping Services

Every time you post an entry, you want the world to know. If you tell it to do so, the WordPress engine will notify several site update services with a ping to let them know that there’s something new on your site. On the “Settings” panel, at the bottom of the “Write” tab, there is […]

WordPress Wednesday: Scheduled Posts

There are dozens of awesome features in the WordPress CMS, but one of my favorites is the ability to schedule a post for future publication. You can write a birthday wish to someone months in advance so you don’t have to worry about forgetting. You can plan to have an anniversary note appear on your […]

How to Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Mac OS X

At one point I was doing my best to try to read over 100 different blogs each day. It was, in addition to unbelievably time-consuming, very frustrating when I’d see that some large percentage hadn’t been updated since the last time I’d checked. Enter RSS. RSS stands for “real simple syndication”. What does that mean? […]

Happy Anniversary

Awesome. “This blog has been online for 8 years, 5 months, and 26 days. I have now been blogging here for 3100 days.” I almost never notice when my footer notes a milestone. That’s pretty cool — 3100 even.

Displaying Older Posts

I’m suffering from a little bout of writer’s block these days. When you combine that with the fact that I haven’t been cruising the ‘net finding new and funny things, it makes for a dearth of new content on this site. I was thinking that it would be cool to display a single post from […]

Eight Years of This

I just noticed that a few days ago was the eighth anniversary of this blog. It seems like only yesterday …

Plaxo Is Stealing Comments

The original Plaxo is a little address-book organizing tool that I had always liked quite a bit. It’s got an Outlook plug-in which lets it sit in there and pay attention to the email addresses of people who email me and the people I email. There’s some global information superhighway sort of thing out there […]

Improve Your AdSense

An excellent tutorial from G: AdSense Optimization Demo