I will no longer link within my writing instead I will provide links at the bottom of the post just above the tags. I was listening to the Gillmor Gang and Steve Gillmor talked about linking being dead. From a value perspective linking is challenged due to all the splinks. Companies that sell words within their articles, and spammers really are killing the informational value of linking. So in effort to make my text easier to consume, I am refraining from linking from within the post. Posts will have a links section at the bottom and eventually I will provide an icon that identifies off site links. I will also be offering the RSS feeds for sites I reference in an effort to drive folks away from a page click page model.
I had the opportunity to give a presentation to students at my Alma mater. I thought I did ok and my wife told me I didn’t stick my foot in my mouth to far. Thanks again to everyone at my Alma mater and to all the students who attended.
I finally have installed Google Analytics. What can I say I just wanted to try Google Analytics out. I was also real lazy and used the Google Analyticator plug-in. It was easy as 123. Now I can track the mass of people that stop by to see how long it has been since I updated last.
I wonder if the there are more robust versions of the plug-in underway, maybe from Google. Sounds like a great summer of code project.
Well its been a long time since I updated the blog. Having Kids keeps me very busy and causes my blog to suffer. I had some time off so I decided to upgrade to WordPress 2.0. I f you see and problems let me know.
Happy new year.
Just a quick note that I am working on my first Podcast. I have the first draft ready but I want to let some friends hear it first. You know, poor mans focus grouping. It should be ready some time this week.
I have been quite lazy in maintaining my blog so I though a change in theme might motivate me. I found the Connections theme on Alex King’s Theme page. Connections was the winner of the WordPress 1.5 theme contest. I have always been facinated with tunnels and I guess that’s what drew me to this theme.