Around the time I started having problems with my domain name, I went ahead and launched a redesign of my blog I had been working on. I was up early. Katie and Nathan were asleep still. I had nothing to lose.
The Web 2010-14
Had something happen last week that was both cool and disconcerting at the same time.
In case you haven't noticed kapgar.com is currently dead.
A-a-a-and NaBloPoMo is officially done! Did you make it? Did you complete 30 straight days of blogging? I did! Time to crash.
Well, until I have to write my December 1 post anyway.
A week ago, I had my mind completely made up against using Wordpress. I even have a blog post saved in my draft folder justifying my decision.
Katie has been an iPhone user for two years longer than I. She jumped on board with the iPhone 3G back in 2008 when she became highly disillusioned with the other phone options available through AT&T.
Ever since Marty and I challenged each other to finish out the month of August by blogging every day, I've been trying to keep myself going with daily posts. New challenges as they arise help me in that endeavor.
Resist the urge to break out into a chorus of Lionel Richie, will ya?
I wish I could remember where I saw this originally so I could give proper credit. Alas I cannot.
I've been using Vine, the six-second video social sharing app, on my iPhone for about a year and a half now. I jumped on board thinking it would be a cool way to chronicle Nathan's daily activities and growth without going all-out, expenses-be-damned video crazy. And it has proven to be very useful in this endeavor.
I'm playing around with some themes here as I hope to launch a redesigned site soon and, as I was working on subpages, I realized that my Blogroll is dwindling a bit.
I got an email from Comcast the other day letting me know that they were upgrading my Internet service free of charge. Apparently, they've got much faster speeds available and will give it to me.
Today, I got really frustrated with Facebook. I was pissed that they would keep pushing Message notifications thru on the app when I can't use said app to view them.
I clearly don't truly understand the concept of Bitcoins as a news article I recently read left me scratching my head.
Reading Marty's blog post today about the sixth anniversary of his blog (congrats, BTW!) got me thinking about my own "blogiversary" (as we are wont to call it in the blogging community).
What should be my blogiversary here on kapgar?
I love receiving spam email.
Have any of you been experiencing weird email errors in the iOS Mail app since the upgrade to iOS 7.1 a week or so ago?
I saw this from my friend Lynne on Facebook (no, the *other* Lynne. Yes, there's another one.)
Considering the terrible weather we're currently experiencing and worse to come, it's appropriate.
Fandango... you are my new bestest app-friend!
We've had a torrid little love affair these last couple years, haven't we?
As I reported last week, I'm having issues with commenting on my blog. I spoke with customer service and their answer was to simply log in to my Typepad account and check the spam comments area (which I never knew existed until this convo) and simply approve them.
Simple enough, save for two issues.
Have you been experiencing issues with comments here on this blog? Yeah, me too.
Turns out that the spam filter has gotten so finicky that it's been moderating longtime commenters like Kilax, Marty, and even my own mom and I didn't know it.
I have no words for this...
Last year, my plan was to announce that Katie was pregnant on April Fool's Day and see who, if anyone, actually bought it. Just as I was about to pull the trigger, Katie and I decided we weren't quite ready to announce and it would've been in pretty bad taste anyway. I'm noticing this as I read all kinds of fake pregnancy announcements all over Twitter and Facebook today.
Yesterday, I received an email from a musician of whom both Katie and I are fans. We've seen her play live three times and have loved it each time.
Naturally, since I rarely get to go to concerts with Katie (she doesn't go to Pitchfork due to a severe fear of festivals, crowds, and smelly hippies), I was intrigued enough to investigate ticket options for this artist's upcoming tour.
I was thinking about my blog and trying to come up with ideas for new posts (creativity gets a bit stale after eight years of doing this) when I recalled a post I did some years back where I wrote a letter from current me to a 17- or 18-year-old me.
It was a fun post to do and I was kinda surprised I hadn't done one since.
Several months ago, when it was announced that Facebook was purchasing Instagram, loyal IG users the world over quaked in fear over what travesties could befall their beloved service at the hand of the devil, Facebook.
For a while, it seemed our fears were for naught as nothing happened, good or bad.
I'm not entirely sure why I did it or completely certain what I'm going to do with it, but, last week, I caved and started a Tumblr account.
I had a dream the other night that my iPad developed a blemish.
It was a round spiderweb like crack and, when I pressed down in the middle, it functioned like the home button. Kinda strange. Sure, no one wants a cracked screen but at least it served a utilitarian purpose.
We received a postcard in the mail yesterday from a local realtor advertising a recent sale they made in our neighborhood. The idea, I gather, is to show that they can actually make sales in our subdivision and that we should use them if we decide to sell our place.
I like to swear. I'm very good at it. I'm not talking Al Pacino level or anything. I mean, that dude can swear like nobody's business. I do strive to be like him, though.
Well, I did anyway. Until the point in time where Katie and I found out that she was pregnant. That lifetime of dedication to the fine art of verbal cursing came to a screeching halt. I'm told that kids are sponges and, whether you realize it or not, they pick up what those around them say and do and feel.
For several months going on a couple years now, people have been claiming that Google has quickly been devolving into a big, nasty, corporate monster capable of being fiendish invaders of privacy and web user rights, a state of being that they were renowned for decrying in other corporations. I wasn't really buying into it.