Oh right, I have a blog!

It’s been a long time since I’ve written, mostly because I’ve been involved in other things, Twitter and Facebook are suitable for expressing my thoughts, and, frankly, yet another web property to update is less appetizing than it used to be. But perhaps one day, I’ll write here again. Until

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firsttube.com 10.3

I’ve upgraded/downgraded firsttube.com.  As I switched from one server to another, and therefore revisited my very heavily-customized firsttube.com theme (the beautiful Mystique), I decided it was time to simplify. As such, firsttube.com 10.3: based on the default WordPress 3 theme “Twenty Ten.”  There are minor customizations to the HTML and

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firsttube.com 10.2

I’ve applied a new theme to the site, so I’m now billing this as firsttube.com 10.2. Whereas prior to version “10”, each look-and-feel revision was likely a major increment, since converting to WordPress, a new theme is really much more cosmetic than programmatic. I’d love to hear your feedback, but

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firsttube.com 10.1

I’ve updated firsttube.com to a new theme. It’s not significantly different from my old theme, but it’s a nice one that isn’t quite as hacked up as the last one. I’m in the process of deciding what to do with comments. I’m thinking I’d like to outsource them to disqus

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…And We’re Back!

firsttube.com is now live on our new server, proudly hosted by smallaxesolutions.com. Yes, I’m now running my own hosting (shameless plug: I can host you for cheap, including installation of WordPress) and I have migrated all of my domains over. That means my old host will be offline in a

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You’re So Money, You Don’t Even Know It

$2,146,840    Check yours? According to Web 2.0 friendly site Stimator, firsttube.com is beach front property. According to Stimator, firsttube.com is worth $2,146,840. Of course, the only people who might actually find it worth more than a few twenties is a spammer, since I’m rich in search engine placements and backlinks.

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Thank a Plugin Developer Day

Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress and skipper of Automattic, has declared today, January 28, “Thank a Plugin Developer” Day. In thanks, I will list all of the plugins I use in my firsttube.com WordPress install. Akismet is a comment filter that uses a “karma” type algorithm to analyze comments and

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New Look and Feel

If you’re not reading this via RSS, you may have noticed that I’ve completely changed the look and feel of firsttube.com. It’s something I wasn’t expecting to do regularly, but since I’ve moved to WordPress, this will be my third theme.  The first one lasted only a few days, to

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