Archive for the ‘blogging’ Category



I was just about to put virtual pen to paper when I noticed that it would be my 500th post. Not all of those posts have made it to being published, a few linger in my drafts. It’s been a little over a decade since my Hello world!, and I’m still tremendously grateful to JP […]

Whatever Google did on 14 Jun to make my Kindle 3G post fall off its search results seems to have been undone on 22 Jul. Despite years of playing Nethack I’m still perplexed by the randomness of it all. Maybe it’s because that long dormant post got some fresh comments? For the sake of comparison […]

For quite a while this blog has been getting around 250 readers a day. That suddenly changed on Jun 14th: My first thought is that my search rankings have changed, and I read something not so long ago that Google was going to (once again) change how blogs appear in search rankings. I don’t do […]

As this post hits the wires I’ll be starting induction training for my new job at the other big Swiss bank. Their blogging policy is slightly more liberal than before, but in general it’s back to being nice about every company and individual on the planet because they all could be customers. I intend to […]

I spent a little time (well far too much really) earlier this week tarting up the corporate blog, so that it would look more like our web site. It wasn’t much fun. I’d had in mind that I might just merge the two, but it turns out that doesn’t offer the DNS flexibility that […]

I first touched upon this a while ago when I called it the ‘interest feed‘, and JP recently got me going again with his posts about customer perspective. In theory this is the type of problem that could be addressed by ‘synopsys‘, but some deeper digging is making me think that things are worse than […]

When I subscribe to anybody’s blog there is usually a choice of feeds between ‘posts’ and ‘comments’. Whilst ‘posts’ usually suits me fine I find that it isn’t adequate when I make a comment and want to watch the unfolding discussion. I never choose ‘comments’, even on my favourite blogs, because the noise to signal […]