This One Goes to Eleven March 15th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm PDT
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 March 13th, 2010 @ 9:23 pm PDT
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 January 5th, 2010 @ 1:01 am PDT
“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 March 28th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
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 March 18th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
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 February 25th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
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 February 11th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
Where to ping
WordPress Wednesday: Scheduled Posts February 4th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
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 January 18th, 2009 @ 5:42 pm PDT
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 September 9th, 2008 @ 6:40 am PDT
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.