January 27, 2008 • 6:56 pm
As I logged in for my routine, every-five-minute stat check, I was greeted with this rather curt little message.
It seemed I wouldn’t be able to get my stats are do anything for two whole years. Now, I wasn’t going to just take that. I showed my discontentment like only a blogger can– I took a screenshot (damn straight).
Now, unless you too have been sleeping for a rather long time, you’ll probably notice that it hasn’t been two years yet. I too figured this out and it lead me to a startling conclusion. WordPress is obviously paying the same people who make progress bars that one minute are “less than one minute” from completion and the next have “about an hour” to go to estimate how long their maintenance will take. The worst part is, they’re obviously not paying them enough. I would expect to be told that the the site will be “back in a jiffy” only to find that when I check back a jiffy later the estimate has changed to “730 days”. WordPress obviously skimped and bought the “break it to ’em quick” package. I demand false hope!
I think this whole situation would have been a lot easier to stomach if, in the guise of a FAQ, I was directed to a 404 error.
Filed under: Uncategorized, wordpress
January 27, 2008 • 1:27 am
With your 2.8% market share, I know you guys are everywhere. You might as well put that [advantage of Linux] to use in a way that other people can’t because of [disadvantage of operating system that people actually use]. Why don’t you turn that dull work environment into something that you can stare at for hours on end in a slightly creepy fashion. Introducing…Somatic GNOME the [Linux jargon that I don’t understand]. Using Ubuntu and the GNOME desktop environment thingy, you can turn your boring desktop into a disturbing shrine to yours truly.
Filed under: Uncategorized, desktop, gnome, linux, somatic, theme, ubuntu
January 26, 2008 • 5:42 pm
Just recently I submitted a post to Dumb Little Man, a productivity and life tips blog. Just now I’ve received the wonderful news that it will indeed by published early next week (I’ll link to it once it’s up). This is great news because it should drive a lot of traffic to End Kvetch but it also means I won’t be putting much productivity stuff up here because I would rather submit it to DLM in the hopes of getting another traffic boost. Don’t worry though, y’all will still get the rejects.
In related news, you may be wondering where the “Getting Things Done (When You Really Need To)” post went. The answer is: a better place. Yes, indeedy, an improved version of that post should be appearing on DLM next week.
R.I.P “Getting Things Done (When You Really Need To)”
January 24, 2008 – January 25, 2008
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August 31, 2007 • 5:26 am
I’ve given away four of my Skitch invites (the last one came with a very generous offer to name the invitee’s first child Gnome). So send in your applications now (please include résumé and three references1) and you will be considered.
Footnotes: 1 Please don’t. I don’t want to have to talk to your ex-boss at the catfood market.
Filed under: Uncategorized, invite, mac, skitch
August 28, 2007 • 8:26 pm
Although it wasn’t really a consideration when I moved to WordPress I soon realized that Journler works with WordPress. Obviously I am very happy about this, especially since I’m not crazy about the WordPress web interface. Since I have chosen Journler for my note-taking application this year it will would be super easy to blog during school (and school, like the dentist, always provides good blog fodder) while looking like the diligent student– not that I would do that. Just saying.
Regardless, despite the initial spats WordPress and I are getting along now just fine (we just needed a third-party mediator).
Update: The annoying thing about offline editors is their uncanny ability to generate useless HTML, and, of course, their willingness to convert your tags into web-safe symbols.
Filed under: Uncategorized, journler, wordpress