Targeted Advertising Is Worse

February 4th, 2009

Most people make a common and incorrect assumption when thinking about targeted advertising. They whine about how the tracking and data mining that would enable it hurts their privacy – and that’s a fair concern, really. But sometimes they go on to remark that “well, it’s not all bad, […] Continue Reading…


Last.fm Lyrics Tag Cloud

February 1st, 2009

Here’s a little mashup I created over the weekend – a song lyrics tag cloud, built from any user’s “Top Tracks” on Last.fm. You can select the time period, the number of tags to show and the sort order (alphabetic, random or by frequency).

For example, here’s one I made […] Continue Reading…


Convert RAR, CAB, ISO, etc To ZIP

January 29th, 2009

Recently I ran into a situation where I needed to convert some relatively obscure archive files (e.g. RAR) to the ZIP format. That’s easy enough if you only need to deal with a single file – just extract it using your favorite archiver and re-compress the extracted files as […] Continue Reading…


Does Adblock Matter For Your Site?

January 26th, 2009

There’s been some controversy about the ethics of using Adblock. Webmasters want advertising income, users want a better browsing experience. Yadda yadda yadda. I can certainly sympathize with both sides of the debate – on the one hand, I hate intrusive ads as much as anyone. On the other […] Continue Reading…


Raw HTML Update

January 23rd, 2009

The Raw HTML plugin has been updated! In case you didn’t know, Raw HTML is my WordPress plugin that lets you use unfiltered HTML, JavaScript, CSS, etc in your posts. You can download the update from the plugin’s page, or wait for the automatic update notification that should appear […] Continue Reading…