Category Archives: Website

Discussions about tools and techniques related to building this website

WordPress and automatic tagging of posts

There are basically four ways of finding things in a WordPress blog: Brute force looking through entries Using the built-in search or a web search tool like Bing or Google Looking at all posts in an assigned category Looking at … Continue reading

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Tuning up the website

I’m a bit under the weather today, so I’ve been sitting on the couch fiddling with this website, a WordPress blog. Its most recent large overhaul happened over the Christmas holidays at the end of 2009 when I archived my … Continue reading

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Testing WordPress 3.4′s new Twitter integration

So evidently if I just put a Twitter URL on a line in a blog post, WordPress 3.4 will handle it as an embed and give you options to retweet it, etc. So let’s try one: I doubt many developers … Continue reading

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Stats for browsers and operating systems accessing sutor.com

I haven’t posted the stats for browser and operating system access to this website since last July, but since I’ve been doing a lot of posting lately on mobile topics, I thought it would be useful to check the stats … Continue reading

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Killing WordPress page scam

I hate spam and I don’t think very highly of those who help create it. On my blog I have comments on entries locked after 3 days because 1) I think that’s enough time for people to respond, and 2) … Continue reading

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Work on Google+, party on Facebook

Several weeks ago I posted an entry on my evolving social media operating policy. I think things are even clearer now: I use Google+ to follow people and topics relevant to my work and other professional interests. My posts there … Continue reading

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Stats for browsers and operating systems accessing sutor.com

It’s been a while since I last put up some stats about what browsers and operating systems access my website at sutor.com. Traditionally, Firefox did well, followed by Internet Explorer, and then Chrome. The last two are now reversed. Since … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – October through December

I finish my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the final three months of the year. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September” Just as the third quarter of … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September

I’m continuing my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the third quarter and add the summery topic of sailing. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – April through June” July started with … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – April through June

I’m continuing my survey of what I blogged about in the fourth through sixth months of the year, or 2Q10 for you business people out there. Last time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – January through March” In April … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – January through March

With a little more than a week left in 2010, I thought I would go back and review some of the themes and entries from this blog since January. In many ways it was a strange year and my writing … Continue reading

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Rotating header images for a WordPress theme

This entry is rather technical and is meant for those who deal with tinkering with WordPress-based websites. I recently switched from the Atahualpa theme for WordPress to the TwentyTen theme that started being shipped as the default with WordPress 3.0. … Continue reading

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Yet another events calendar

Throughout the 6+ years that I have been blogging I’ve struggled with having an event calendar on my website. I’ve tried most of the WordPress plugins out there and either I didn’t like them, they were a pain with which … Continue reading

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Debugging the new theme

I’ve started using a new, simpler theme for my website. This is the TwentyTen theme that comes with WordPress 3. There are a few problems I’ve noticed so far, all of which have to do with width, especially images and … Continue reading

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Recategorizing the blog

When I reorganized my website and blog earlier this year, I redid the categories that I had used for five years in my older, now-archived blog. They seemed reasonable given what I usually wrote about. I went into WordPress this … Continue reading

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Retheming the blog, again

I’m looking to change the theme of this blog and website, again. That’s not too bad for me, really, since I’ve had this look and feel for almost 10 months. At the end of 2009 I decided to archive the … Continue reading

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My changing supply chain for getting information

It’s important to stay flexible and experiment as new technologies come along that can get you the information you need and want in a timely manner. When the web was new in the 1990s, I had many browser bookmarks and … Continue reading

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No, I don’t want to store my data on your site

Flickr. Diigo. Evernote. Everybody wants me to work on my machine but then synchronize my data to their site for safekeeping and social functions. I can understand this for situations where I want others to see my photos or my … Continue reading

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Top searches that hit my blog

For all the things I write about in this blog, some phrases come up over and over as the most popular search targets. It’s not my discussions of open standards or open source, or even my occasional ramblings about Dylan … Continue reading

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My new WordPress theme

After working through a lot of issues with my website over the December holidays, I started to look for a more modern and, frankly, better looking theme. After trying a dozen or so, I finally settled on Atahualpa. This theme … Continue reading

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Checking broken links in WordPress blogs

I just installed the Broken Link Checker plugin. It scans your blog entries and pages and gives you an nice report and way to fix any links that end up in the great web void rather than honest web pages. … Continue reading

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Reminder: new blog and feed locations

Effective January 1, 2010, my blog is split into current and archived versions. Current blog Please update your bookmarks and feed subscriptions as follows: The address of the current blog is http://www.sutor.com/c/. The link to the blog feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/BobSutor. … Continue reading

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Site statistics through December 31, 2009

Here are the rolling three month sutor.com site stats from Google Analytics, plus 12 month previous stats. Percentages are calculated with respect to total numbers of hits. Statistics are computed from the first to the last days of the months … Continue reading

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The great website reorganization of 2010

Well, I did it. Over the end of December, 2009, holiday break I took about 15 hours to do what I considered a much needed website reorganization. Here are the highlights: Modified my WordPress theme to have printing CSS support … Continue reading

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