RSS Cloud

  Behold! The firsttube.com RSS cloud generated by www.wordle.net (doesn’t work here without the www.  Lame!).   I got the idea from Kroc.  This is based on a snapshot of my RSS feed the morning of 12/12/2008.

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A Bit of a Redesign

Yes, I’ve redesigned firsttube.com once again, but I’m only christening it 10.0.1.  There are no major changes here other than the look and feel overhaul – no new features, no new tricks.  This theme is a bit lighter, a smidgen easier on the eyes, a touch cleaner code-wise, a trifle

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My First Plugin

I recognize that I’ve been a little wordy about WordPress lately – no pun intended – but I’m afraid that it’s really interesting to me, and probably will be for the next few days. So, if you’re growing weary of the WordPress related posts, I’m sorry. Today I took my

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Hacking WordPress, Day Two

Thus far, my move to WordPress has been an adventure.  Here’s a few lessons learned. First off, I was very excited about the features of WordPress.  I was really excited, most specifically, about the API, and about the rich text WYSIWYG of the backend.  I’ve done a lot of work

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Enter firsttube.com 10

Here it is, the tenth and largest ever revision of firsttube.com.  After a long decision-making process, I decided to migrate to WordPress.  There are a number of reasons why I did this, but here are a few. First of all, WordPress is  actively developed… a lot.  Small Axe is a

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A Cleaner, Simpler firsttube.com

I’ve been pretty liberal in completely redesigning my website for some time now. I built this site sometime in August of 2000, using my own HTML. All dynamics were achieved… well… faked… via re-uploading static HTML files. Version 2.0, a major overhaul, arrived shortly thereafter, and version 3.0 completely migrated

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Offline: The Silly Script Disaster

I have several websites. The way my web host has them set up, like many hosts who use cPanel, is that one site is a “master” and the others essentially exist as directories within that site. My master site is smallaxesolutions.com, which is the “company” under which I sometimes do

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A Little About Code Names

Throughout the internet, you’ll find a slew of geeks who refer to their projects by “code name.” Realistically, this isn’t GI Joe, so there’s no real reason to need a code name for your projects, right? I’m here to argue that. Since I’m involved in several web endeavors, there is

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