Archive for July, 2009

Why are comments disabled?

July 30th, 2009

My blog only has one post, and I’m already getting questions about how to leave comments.  I was hoping to save this issue for later, but I’m going ahead with it now.

Here it goes: I’m leaving comments disabled.


Simple: I hate moderating.

There was a time when I thought I could do it.  Two times, in fact.  Back in the day I ran a site called THE NeTw0rK (another story for another time.)  THE NeTw0rK had a phpBB forum with a user base of a dozen or so regulars.  All was fun and happy until the drama arrived and I had to start making rules and and enforcing them.

Then at a later time, I decided it was time to try again.  I threw together a site called DemonLime (yet another story for yet another time.) DemonLime not only forums, but comments on every page!  Again, the community grew to a certain size, people started to misbehave, and lines had to be drawn.  I let this go on for too long and lost interest in the site.  Eventually, I locked the forums and gave up.

The lesson: I hate moderating with a passion.  And I don’t intend on doing it again, especially not on this site.

So if you have something to say you have three choices:

  1. E-mail me.  Maybe I’ll respond, maybe not.
  2. Post about it on your own.  Write about it on a blog, on Twitter, on Facebook, whatever.  Make your voice heard.
  3. Shut up.  Hey, you don’t have to say anything!  It’s your choice.

Anyway, don’t ask for me to enable comments because I won’t.  Or to quote another Eric — Eric Cartman — “Whatever, I do what I want!”

Gotta be startin’ somethin’

July 26th, 2009

My poor  home page was neglected for far too long.  And that neglect, born of laziness, has got to go.

What to do, what to do…

Oh I know, I’ll start a blog!  I’ve got a billion (give or take) ideas in the back of my mind that would make excellent blog posts.  I’ll categorize them by rants, humor, local stuff, software developer tricks, etc.  It will be less of a “personal” blog and more of a place to explore my ideas and discoveries.  (In other words, no vacation slides.)

Here goes nothing…