2017 in Bitface Blogging

Well hello. It's been a while. That daily posting thing didn't work too well in the latter part of the year, and was particularly weak in the last couple of weeks. Weak weeks. In fact I posted 261 times in 2017. It's surprisingly hard to find that kind of thing out from Wordpress itself. I…

Yesterday’s mysterious post was not meant to be a post at all. Instead it was a reply to a comment on Micro.blog. But something went wrong and I posted it without the reply’s @-name at the start so it appeared as a full-fledged post, and got crossposted to Twitter and Facebook as usual.

I’m going to leave it in place as a learning experience.

Nuts to Dough

Just thought I should mention, en passant, that when I referred to misspelled donuts the other day, I was talking about the ones that can't spell "crispy" or "cream", ((And that don't taste at all like proper do[ugh]nuts.)) not the spelling of "donut" itself. I was brought up with it as "doughnut," but I guess…

The Microformats 2 WordPress plugin was causing spurious HTML tags to be visible around my name next to these posts. I’ve disabled it for now. But looking at the page to get that link, I’m realising that maybe I don’t actually need it:

For all themes that do not declare support for Microformats 2, this plugin attempts to add Microformats to areas that are accessible through filters and actions.

I think the theme I’m using, Minnow, probably supports microformats already. Though I confess to having only slight understanding of what microformats are for. I added that plugin while moving the site the other day, along with all the #Indieweb plugins.

Holding Pattern

I've been working on a more substantial piece about music and gigs and nostalgia and my gig-going plans for the year, but it's getting long, and possibly out of hand. So I'm going to delay it till later. Consider this a placeholder. And so it's got some content of value, let me just draw your…

Reading Materials

You're probably wondering what's happened to my books posts. Surely I must have read something since January (and I thought I'd posted about two books this year, but apparently not). Thing is, after the Twin Peaks book, I started something rather large. I'm over 200 pages in, which means I'm about one-sixth of the way…

Missed

Well, yesterday genuinely feels like the first day I've missed posting this year. A few post-midnight posts have counted towards the previous day, but although I'm writing this early in the morning, it's definitely the 16th. It's for a good reason, though: I went to the pub after work. ((I did start to write something…

Just to Make the Numbers

Does it count if you write a blog post just so that you've written one today? Well, yes, of course it does. After all, you wouldn't want to spoil an unbroken run of twelve days.  The purpose of doing this is to make myself write and publish something each day. The act of writing is…

Relaunch

Edit, 2016-11-16: Updated again to reinstate my former employer's name. If you pay attention to URLs and such -- and if you're reading this at all -- you'll be aware that my blog is not sited at the root or home page of the devilgate.org site, but at devilgate.org/blog/. For a long time the home…

Why Devilgate?

I always expect people to ask me about my use of the handle devilgate, but they almost never do. But an old friend did recently, and I wrote him the answer, and I think it belongs here. So sit back and relax, and I'll fill you in on the whole story. You're familiar with the…