Let WordPress (not) snow
January 3, 2015
Have a wordpress blog? Is it still snowing? Would you like to turn it off? It’s really quite easy. Login to your Admin Settings General Uncheck “Show falling snow on my blog until January 4th.” Save Oh, yea, it’ll automagically turn itself off tomorrow anyways. However this way you won’t be surprised by the snow next year. Enjoy your Winter!
Happy Birthday Snowulf!
January 24, 2014
Recently, I was looking back into the Snowulf blog history books and noticed a date of importance was coming up. The title of this blog post should give it away but Snowulf’s introductory post, titled “Nift New Toys & New Domains", was posted on this day… NINE years ago. Just this Christmas holiday I was talking to someone about how I’d been blogging for “6 or so years”. When I did the math and realized that six years was actually nine, damn how time flies.
Not quite dead yet
March 31, 2011
It’s been forever and a day since the last time I’ve actually had time to sit down and write a blog entry. First it was a holiday hiatus, then it turned into a plain old fashion “I’m busy”, now it has just become easy to not bother finding time. Mostly work life and personal life changes have intruded upon my time. Specifically, I was hired as staff at the Wikimedia Foundation in February.
Upcoming Hiatus (and continuing Holiday deals)
December 6, 2010
Jon and I will be putting the blog on hiatus until the new year, starting today. What does this mean? Basically, we aren’t planning on posting on a regular basis for the rest of the year. If we have something important, we may throw up a quick post, but mostly we are both busy with year end related stuff (both personally, and on the job). In a bit of happier news, as was mentioned previously, Amazon did a deals week for the week of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Change of Blog Schedule
October 29, 2010
Last month, Jon pointed out that it was necessary for us to change the schedule of the blog and move from posting at 10 AM (Pacific) each day to 3 PM. Well, things haven’t particularly improved, so we are going to revert back to 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) for some unspecified length of time. In other news, Happy Halloween!
Change of Blog Schedule
September 29, 2010
For a while now we’ve been posting 5 days a week at 10am. This has worked fairly well for us, but as of late it has gotten a bit sticky. We find ourselves having to “cheat” more often on the times of the posts. As such, John and I have decided to push the posting time from 10am to 3pm (PST). I really liked the idea of posting in the morning and it generally gave me a bit more incentive to get the posts done quickly, but times have changed.
Spotting comment spam
July 1, 2010
Here at Snowulf, we get a LOT of comment spam. On average we receive 48 spam comments a day (Thanks Akismet for the stats), most of these are to old articles and immediately dropped. However, a few are to newer articles and we manually review them. Most are fairly obviously spam, with links to hideous domain names or text that just makes no sense. On rare occasion a spam message makes it to us that isn’t obviously spam and we investigate. Just a few days ago we got one like that and it caught my attention because it seemed valid. Here’s a screen shot of it (Click to enlarge): So the English sucks, but this is the internet. It also talks about wanting to “Stumble” a link and not being able to. As our social media bookmark is fairly fancy, I could see someone having issues with it. That being said… why wouldn’t you just submit it directly to Stumble or use their toolbar? If you were to check their website (which I’m not linking), it looks like a fairly valid WordPress blog. However, it stuck me as curious, so I did some digging.