Category: Miscellany

  • Funny blog spam today

    It was actually trackback spam: Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.

  • Easy as 1-2-3 … 49-50-51

    How To Start Your Very Own Blog In Fifty-One Easy Steps! (

  • Purple-numberize any site

    PurpleSlurple can slurp up any web page and add purple numbers to each paragraph (that is, paragraph-level permalinks). For example, here’s RFB purpleslurplerized: Purpled Blogistan. (via Jonas Luster)

  • Rollcall

    Should we have a meeting? Maybe by irc? Just to check in. We’ve got some pending business: redesign, site architecture, link logging, access to this blog. Some have been too busy to post much lately. Is that a problem, anything to worry about? Should we invite more contributors? Or, as I hinted in a post…

  • Saddam is caught and my server is down

    Hmm, TypePad munged the first few characters of my entry, turning “Boo-hoo. Biggest blog-news day of the war…” into this: …that’s even weirder, now the munged stuff just disappeared. The post was supposed to say this: Boo-hoo. Biggest blog-news day of the war in Iraq so far and my server that hosts most of my…

  • Blogiversary

    Six years ago today I started a project of writing something live on the web every day. Back then we called that keeping an online journal or diary. Over time, what I was doing evolved, influenced by the software that started appearing, into something more closely resembling blogging. In fact, Breathing Room was preceded (by…