Another nice little bit of recognition showed up in my inbox recently… Blogged.com has rated Life After Coffee an 8.0 in the category of Technology Blogs!
OK, so 8.0 isn’t the greatest rating ever, but given that they take into account relevance of content (relevant to what I don’t know) and frequency of updates (there is no April) I’m pretty happy with it.
Now, if you’re interested in the best technology blogs around, check out their Technology Blog Directory. Many of the top picks are focused, professional blogs, not like the crap you’ll find here. There’s some great stuff to check out though and in general I would agree with their rankings.
- No settings
- No configuration
- Use standard script tag syntax
- It works
- Download it (click here)
- Unzip it (Hey, I was talking about the file)
- Move it to your plugins directory
- Enable it
Thanks to Otto for developing the plugin!
Think this blog thing is a fad? Think again! With Technorati now tracking over 50 million blogs (as of July ’06), a number which has been doubling every six months for the past three years.
What does this mean? Well, it means there’s some momentum behind blogs that shows no sign of plateauing anytime soon.
Rod Boothby at great thoughts on the matter…
With blogging growing that fast, it is inevitable that blogs will become a major part of enterprise communications in the near future. CTOs, CIOs and CKOs that fight that trend will find their people turning to open, external providers. That might not be a bad thing, but the more cautious route would probably be to provide a company sanctioned secure alternative.
Check out Rod’s full article. I think he’s got a pretty good pulse on this.
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After a catastrophic disk failure a long-time blogger was faced with complete data loss.
“I had the database backed up into a separate directory, but unfortunately it was on the same disk as the live one, so when that disk died I lost everything” the blog administrator sheepishly admitted. “I wasn’t sure what I could do. Professional data recovery is costly and not guaranteed, and the thought of starting again from scratch after having hundreds of stories was daunting. Then it struck me… Google has all my data!”
OK, so this never really happened, but why couldn’t it? Of course you’d have to manually copy and paste all your content, but if you were trying to recover from complete data loss on a public-facing web server you could conceivably recover all your text, with markup, from Google’s cache.
Go ahead and try it. Go to Google and search for your site. Right now the search “site:www.lifeaftercoffee.com” returns 376 results (or actually ‘376 Wesuwts’ since I changed my language to Elmer Fudd) and from those cached pages I was easily able to find most of my content.
Remember to backup often and to a secure location separate from where your server is, but if you’re ever trying to get a page or site back from the dead, Google may just save your bacon.
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Well, it’s been a lot of work, but I have now released my WordPress theme Caffeine. Read all about it on the Caffeine Theme Homepage.
If you like the looks of it, go ahead and grab it. If you’re looking for a theme to modify you may find it interesting. I did my best to make the code readable and I encourage folks to make it their own.
If you decide to use Caffeine I’d love to hear from you via email or comment. Make sure to leave a URL. If you find any problems please leave them as comments as well and I’ll do my best to fix it for the next version.
Enjoy, and happy blogging!
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