Posts tagged “blogger”

Twelve Years Ago

The domain name 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.

Bloglet – Notify System

Wow! Bloglet looks cool as heck. It allows readers to subscribe to your blog as an eMail service. At the end of each day, it will eMail subscribers all of your posts (or excerpts!) from that day. Currently it only works with Blogger, but I am hoping that Ben and Mena will add support to


Well that was easy enough! I just switched my Song of the Moment blog from Blogger to MovableType. It was a cinch to import all the entries from Blogger to the new cms. I have a bunch of template-editing to do, but otherwise it was painless. Make a note! You have to chmod your mt-import.cgi

How to Add a Right-Click Blog This! Menu to IE

I’ve written a little tutorial. If you’re in a group / community blog at blogger and can’t access the “Settings” page to give yourself the right-click “Blog This!” menu, here’s how.

Pyra Folds

This is not good. I’m actually very depressed about this. These guys were my heroes, y’know? [link via ]

Blogger Template

<BlogDateHeader> <h5><$BlogDateHeaderDate$></h5></BlogDateHeader> <blockquote class=”blog”> <small> <a name=”<$BlogItemNumber$>”></a> </small> <br> <$BlogItemBody$><br> <small> <a title=”<$BlogItemDateTime$>” href=”<$BlogItemArchiveFileName$>#<$BlogItemNumber$>”>sproink!</a> <a href=”mailto:dvg[at]davidgagne[dot]net?subject=post #<$BlogItemNumber$>” title=”tell me about it”>speak!</a> </small> </blockquote>


You know how the ego-surfer page at blogger has a “do not include my blogs” option? I wish it had an “only include my blogs” option. That would make some things easier on me.


<frustrated> C, I know exactly how you feel. I don’t want to jump on the blogger-bashing bandwagon, but it’s getting a bit ridiculous. I think it would be easier for me to cope if they posted system status somewhere (presumably on a different set of servers!) so I at least knew someone was aware of

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

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