Ladies and Gentlemen, a giant has passed. A man I consider a personal friend has left his blog which has been updated nearly daily since 1999.
You are already missed, G-Man…
The Long Goodbye. Friday, April 13, 2018: As of today, dangerousmeta! is no longer being actively updated.
Sensing the ‘net, garret signal boosted Kevin Bankston’s post: Want to stop info of yours from going out over Facebook’s API? and I followed the instructions therein.
By opting out of Facebook’s The Platform I can no longer share my blog posts as a Facebook posting. After a bit, I decided that was just fine.
“So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice” —Carl Spangler Caddyshack
First point; My DNS seems to be flakey, please be patient as I migrate to another host. Second point; I need some hosting suggestions…
On this day in 1999, I joined a substantial number of people in starting a blog. Then mine was called ‘blivet’. blivet was on EditThisPage though many were using other hosts and software such as Blogger. This was long before whatever has been proclaimed as ‘The Start of Blogging’ like ‘War Blogs’, ‘Mommy Blogs’, etc. It was a longer form, prior to the idea that you could use 144 characters to communicate something besides a grocery list.
Happy 18th anniversary to all the bloggers there at the start and the friends I made then. I will not attempt a listing as I will forget someone and feel horrible.
Here’s to 18 more!
On this day in 1999 I started this weblog using Userland’s EditThisPage software. Here it still is, 17 years later along with a great many people I have met through this medium. Be well all…
Scripting News: “Last week I said we’d wait to open up MyWord Editor for use by everyone until it was fully silo-free. Today the wait is over. We’re ready to begin a journey, that hopefully will add new life to the open blogging world.
Dave Rogers at Nice Marmot observes both New Year’s and 15 years at the blog thing.
Happy 15 years and Happy New Year’s, Dave!
On this day in 1999 I tried out Dave Winer’s EditThisPage software, designed for (mostly) non-techies to enter the infant blogging movement and named my blog ‘blivet.’. I’ve met a number of people I consider friends over the years and have been fortunate to meet several of them in person. I performed the marriage of two of them which is one of my favorite moments.
Fifteen years later blivet continues on another platform (WordPress) and I host it myself. We’ve watched the ‘war bloggers’ come and go as well as the various streams of vandals, goths, and carpetbaggers attempting to monetize whatever this ‘space’ is. I’m sure there will be more trends as blogging gets rediscovered yet again.
Happy Birthday, blivet tool & die, and happy birthday to all of us from that time! And whether you’ve been along for the entire ride or this is your first time here, WELCOME! Here’s to the next 15!
A huge thank you! to Michal for fixing the corrupted shared library configuration for python at Cornerhost!!