Jun
24
2009

Site updates

I’m trying out a new plugin for the blog called Snap Shots – now when you hover your pointer over a link, it will pop up a window showing you a preview of that page. I find it useful for Wikipedia articles when you don’t want to be bothered with opening a whole other page and then finding your place again in the original page, but just want a little shot of more info. I noticed that none of you have been clicking on the links, so I thought this might be more enticing. On the other hand, it might just be annoying. I’ll get rid of it if enough of you tell me, but you can also disable it yourself by clicking the little gear icon in the upper-right corner of the pop-up and selecting the options from the menu. Sorry, but I don’t know how to get rid of the ads at the bottom. I wish I could.

The search function built into WordPress is terrible, so I’ve changed it out for a Google Custom Search. You should get much better results now.

I realized many of you may not know that you can subscribe to the blog, rather than manually checking for new postings. You can subscribe to the blog RSS feed using your browser or favorite news reader. Or, enter your email address here to automagically receive an email every time I push out a new blog post. No more than one email per day, and you can cancel anytime. Gawd, I sound like an infomercial.

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You can also subscribe to my Twitter RSS feed or subscribe via email with this form. Don’t worry, you’ll only receive a maximum of one email per day, even if I tweet more than that.

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In other site news, I thought perhaps one stumbling block in getting the blog visible to more people was the clunky address. Therefore I recently registered jjtravels.net and jjtravels.info – easier to remember than thetechtable.net, and they will both take you to the same place. [I wanted jj.me, wouldn’t that be a cool domain name? Incredibly it’s available, but since .me is owned by Montenegro, it would have been very difficult and expensive to register.]

Finally, just to note that the next couple of posts are going to appear in reverse chronological order – i.e., below this one in the timeline. This is to maintain the convention of dating posts when the events actually happened, rather than when I get around to writing about them.

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1 Comment »

  • Xtine says:

    Hola from Oaxaca, Mexico. Love the nice long post from Quito. Oaxaca is also a very art forward town where Chloe and I are working on this performance art festival. I love Mexico!

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