Category Archives: Webmastering

Remember FOAF and Atom?

Yeah, me neither. Due to the requirements of technical skill, the WWW, RSS, Atom and FOAF never evolved into the decentralized social networking and news dissemination platforms that smart people in 2001 hoped they would be. Instead we got Facebook … Continue reading

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Accidents Don't Happen

Actually this is another test post to see if this Facebook mirroring nonsense works. Autopublish works just fine with Diaspora*. However the Facebook plugin documentation wasn’t entirely clear so, I forgot a step in getting things to mirror on Facebook. … Continue reading

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So Let's Get to It

It’s been nearly a year and half since my post at the mighty Farlops Industries and instead of boring you with reasons why this happened I’m just going to jump right in. First some highly local news, I’ve added some … Continue reading

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Why don't I embed video on my site?

Well, this gets into my endless arguments about W3C standards, interoperability and freedom from any proprietary software. But basically I hate Adobe’s Flash utility. Yes, it’s widely supported but, it’s proprietary and, I’d rather not have the Internet held to … Continue reading

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More blathering about decentralized, interoperable social networks

So, since many of my friends overseas or far away are there, I’m forced to use Facebook. I find Facebook objectionable for many reasons, most of which, most people don’t care about. Facebook has a lot of powerful functions and … Continue reading

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I've decided I like WordPress

It’s been just over a month since I put the mighty, mighty Farlops Industries back online and I love the way WordPress works. To be fair, I loved the way the Melody fork of MovableType worked too and, I’d rather … Continue reading

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Apply sledgehammer gently to CPU

So, I discovered that the import file of my old posts has a lot of mangled markup and incorrect hard line feeds in it. This may be due to: Taking it straight from Linux but uploading it from Windows to … Continue reading

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Back online!

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, I present to you the return of the mighty, mighty Farlops Industries. The ponderous and sluggish engines of thought have been stilled for more than two years now but, no more! Let’s see … Continue reading

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Web stuff link roundup

This is another one of these lab-notebook, thinking-out-loud entries. So it’s been a while since I had a rant about Web standards. I think this is for a few reasons: It looked to me that we standardistas had won and … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality, Aero and Linux screen readers

So this is really a bunch of random computery things thrown together into a post. Yes, another boring, “Pace is thinking out loud post.” First, I continue to strike tiny blows to protect network neutrality from the lobbyists of telecommunications … Continue reading

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