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Making Headway

I know most of you are reading this through a feed reader, and most of you doing so, are using Google Reader. However, take a moment to click over to the new (and, I think, improved) Kestrel’s Aerie. As I mentioned in an addendum to my previous post, I switched from Thesis to Headway as…

So Long, Thesis; Hello, …. What?

After reading this post from last week, I finalized my decision to abandon the premium WordPress theme I’ve been using. Yes, that’s money down the drain; however, I won’t sacrifice my principles for a few dollars. Over the past several days, I became convinced, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Thesis incorporates nontrivial code from WordPress….

WordPress versus Thesis: My Take

There is currently a VERY heated debate going on within the WordPress and Thesis (#wordpress, #thesiswp on Twitter) community regarding whether or not Thesis is subject to the GPL under which WordPress is released. As a reminder, Thesis is the premium WordPress theme I use and shill for on this site. The big sticking point…

How to Redirect Blogger to Your WordPress Blog and Update Your Blogger Identity

If you’re like me, you get frustrated with Google’s Blogspot platform when it comes time to comment, if your blog is not hosted by Google. This is especially true if you used to be hosted at Blogspot. We generally are offered several identity choices, including, finally, the “Name/URL” option. And each time we comment, we…

Kestrel’s Aerie: Now With Audio!

If you take a peek at the preceding article, you’ll notice there is now an embedded audio player. It contains a recording of the article, in case you want to multitask while reading listening. I got the idea for embedding audio from a suggestion I made to Tami to record her latest post, because it…

So Long, Intense Debate

Without going into a lot of detail (most of which is documented in the comments to the preceding article) I’ve uninstalled Intense Debate after a 24-hour trial. The issues ID presented were more than I wanted to deal with and try to correct (and, I think, some could not be "fixed"). Don’t misunderstand: For many…

Intense Debate Now Active!

Next time you visit the Aerie, the comments section will look a bit different than in the past: I’ve just installed and activated Intense Debate (ID), a blog commenting system to enhance reader engagement and interaction. In addition to the same threaded comments presentation and ability to subscribe to comments and replies, ID now includes…

What I’m Tweeting: Win7 and Other Topics

As you know, Twitter is a way to microblog in 140 characters or less. But sometimes, 140 just aren’t enough. Here are some of my thoughts from earlier today, with a bit of expansion. I should note that most of my comments are directed at the larger part of my audience: Home users, hobbyists, gamers….

Tell Me What You Think

The working title of this article is "Tell Me What You Think." It will be interesting to see if I come up with a better one before I hit "Publish" on this post. I can hear you thinking, "Kes, what the hell are you on about, birdman?" (Incidentally, you may be surprised to know I…

New Webhost, One Small Problem

In the last 24 hours, I’ve successfully transferred Kestrel’s Aerie to a new web host. With any luck at all, the transfer was completely transparent to all of you: It certainly was, to me! I originally wrote this around 4pm Saturday; it’s now almost 1am on Sunday. At about midnight I came upstairs after watching…

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