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frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair

Regular blog here, 'microblog' there

Many of my traditional blog post live on this site, but a great majority of my social-style posts can be found on my much-busier microbloging site at updates.passthejoe.net. It's busier because my BlogPoster "microblogging" script generates short, Twitter-style posts from the Linux or Windows (or anywhere you can run Ruby with too many Gems) command line, uploads them to the web server and send them out on my Twitter and Mastodon feeds.

I used to post to this blog via scripts and Unix/Linux utilities (curl and Unison) that helped me mirror the files locally and on the server. Since this site recently moved hosts, none of that is set up. I'm just using SFTP and SSH to write posts and manage the site.

Disqus comments are not live just yet because I'm not sure about what I'm going to do for the domain on this site. I'll probably restore the old domain at first just to have some continuity, but for now I like using the "free" domain from this site's new host, NearlyFreeSpeech.net.

Thu, 03 Jan 2008

This page lost its counter when I updated the template

The new Blogger has great templates -- you can move stuff all around. Since I haven't bothered "tagging" any of the entries, I can't do a "tag cloud," and I'm not even sure Blogger even offers it.

And while I have started a tech-related WordPress blog, I still have a very good feeling for the Blogger service and its interface. In fact, I have a tech blog of the same name in Blogger. But since I can blog during work hours on the Daily News site, most of my effort continues to go into http://blogs.dailynews.com/click, my Daily News blog on technology, about 99 percent of which has to do with open-source software, primarily Linux, with a smattering of BSD, other applications and just a little bit of Windows and Mac info.

But I've gotten the itch to start playing again. Gotta figure out the next step. (Picking up the box is probably the thing to do, don't you thing?)

This post originally appeared on http://jazzguitarjourney.blogspot.com.