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Sep
17

Tweet tweet tweet!

So I finally broke down and joined twitter. A few random circumstances collided and it happened today for a reason. And with an upcoming job to design twitter backgrounds I thought I should become reasonably competent at using the interface (i.e. having a clue what is going on on this crazy site of random, unorganized posts!). So there you have it. I now tweet at: http://twitter.com/aleklisefski

Jun
2

Typepad post editor srtips code!

Does this sound familiar to anyone else, or is it just me?

Thumbs down for TypepadI log in to a client’s Typepad powered blog to make changes to a page I built previously with a lot of custom CSS and HTML. I open up the page and after a brief flicker, all of the important code has been stripped away. CSS styles, form input fields….*poof* gone.

I try another page. Same thing. Fantastic! Typepad recently updated it’s post editor. So I guess part of their strategy with the new editor is to further limit functionality, with typepad’s widgets the only way to add anything beyond simple text and graphical content? Continue reading Typepad post editor srtips code! »

May
29

Twitter Time?

FreelanceSwitch posted a A great link roundup today including yet another not so subtle reminder that I am the only kid on the block still NOT on twitter. Is it time to give in?

I’m still working hard on making the time to blog regularly. I’m not sure I want a another reason to break from work just for a few minutes (woops, that became and hour!), so I think I’ll hold off. But what am I missing? Continue reading Twitter Time? »

May
23

ScibeFire: quick, in-browser posting

This post was created and published via ScribeFire, a nifty Firefox extension that makes blogging a snap. Yay!

ScribeFire is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox Web Browser that integrates with your browser to let you easily post to your blog: you can drag and drop formatted text from pages you are browsing, take notes, and post to your blog.

Well, looks like it works well. I think I’l be using this a lot in the future. Stay tuned for a list of other essential plugins and blogging resources I’ve discovered while setting up this blog over the past few weeks.