February 28, 2010
January 6, 2010
January 2, 2010
Patterico was banned from Charles Johnson’s shitty little blog for … well … disagreeing with shitty little Charles. Apparently, he’s in good company.
November 22, 2009
If you’re like me, and forgot to fall back on WordPress, good news. WP finally supports DST so you’ll just have to make one last fix and be done with it for good. Under the Settings heading on the Dashboard, select the first item, labeled “General.” Once there, look for the heading that reads “Timezone” and select a major city in your time zone. This feature is long overdue. The only tweak I’d add is to include a generic label for each US zone, so someone living outside Arizona but inside the Mountain Time Zone does not select Phoenix.
October 30, 2009
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September 18, 2009
August 12, 2009
I probably should have resigned from ODBA two years ago, when I lost my job at CannedAmerica (which, I’m sooooo sorry to say, has since gone bankrupt) and began working in the Tarheel State. From then until late January of ’08, I could credibly claim Virginia residency since my family still lived there and I commuted every week. After that, my only remaining link to Virginia was a house in the Lickinghole District of Goochland which for some oddball reason, no one wanted to buy. Well, the house finally sold, at a loss of roughly $100k (but who’s counting?), so at this stage, all I have left from Virginia is (1) a concealed carry permit which my NC permit renders largely redundant; a (2) a silly name and (3) no radar detector. If that makes me a Virginian, then everyone’s a Virginian. So with that, and with heavy heart, I hereby resign my membership in the Old Dominion Blog Alliance. I wish all y’all the best.
August 3, 2009
If you’re like me, you probably don’t appreciate seeing links on Facebook telling you your friend so-and-so has challenged you to try such-and-such, when in reality he hasn’t. FoxNews writes this off as an image problem, but I’m not sure I agree. Whatever the policy supposedly is today, I can’t envision any scenario in which I would want my face and name displayed in an ad for anything to anyone unless I’d given my explicit consent and been paid. FoxNews writes:
“FACEBOOK has agreed to let third party advertisers use your posted pictures WITHOUT your permission. Click on SETTINGS up at the top where you see the Log out link. Select Privacy. Then select NEWSFEEDS and WALL. Next select the tab that reads FACEBOOK ADS. There is a drop down box, select NO ONE. Then SAVE your changes. (REPOST to let your friends know!)”
That’s a lot of clicks — especially for something Facebook says is no longer necessary.
Well, duh. Of course Facebook thinks it’s no longer “necessary.” If it were necessary to them, they’d make it much easier to find that setting, label it with something more obvious like “Spam your friends? Yes/No,” and make the default setting “no.” But what’s necessary for FB and what is or isn’t necessary for you may not be the same thing.
July 14, 2009
If you haven’t upgraded WordPress lately, do. The results of not doing so can be, shall we say, interesting.
June 13, 2009
Ed Morrissey asks when it is OK to out anonymous or pseudonymous bloggers. Missing from the poll question is the answer I consider correct: when the blogger’s identity is so closely tied to the issue at hand that the news value of his name outweighs the harrassing effect of identifying the individual in question. Which, I might add, is very rarely the case.