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Digest for December 2007 and January 2008

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on February 15, 2008

Monthly Digest

Every two months I publish a digest post collecting the best of Internet Duct Tape. You can also see the Digest for November 2007.

One Year Ago

Here are some articles that are still timeless.

Monthly Digest

Tips and Tricks

Software and Programming

Music

Blogging and Writing

Book Reviews

Navel Gazing

Delicious links

My weekly link posts. Lots of gems in here.

Popular Posts

What’s hot.

  1. 7 Tips to Optimize Windows XP for Gaming
  2. Fat Blogging 101 – Weight Loss Tips
  3. Why Open Source Software Sucks
  4. Online Survival Guide: 9 Tips for Dealing with Idiots on the Internet
  5. Stupid iTunes Tricks – How to Burn a MP3 CD with Folders
  6. 9 Ways to Know When to Jump Ship at a Startup
  7. Rules of Thumb for Writing
  8. My Favorite Albums of 2007
  9. How to Play Downloaded Videos on Your iPod
  10. The Canary in the Coal Mine of Open Source Software

Most popular of all time

Software

Free software I’ve been working on.

Year in Review – Most Popular Posts of 2007

Posted in Monthly Digest, Statistics and Navel Gazing, Technology by engtech on February 01, 2008

The second year of Internet Duct Tape found me settling down into my blogging rhythm. It went from an obsession to an integrated part of my life, which was important because there were many weeks where I’d be lucky to even check my stats because I was so busy at work.

2007 Highlights

  • Finally got my own domain name, which I think really fits
  • I was featured in the book Blogging Heroes. It’s pretty neat to see your name on the written page.
  • My cat was lol’d by the readers of icanhascheezburger.com (easily the post of the year on IDT)
  • Best of Feeds has been going strong with around 10-20 new links a week on the subjects I find most interesting.
  • Tried doing a web comic for a bit, but it was too time consuming and I stopped in May
  • Hovering at around 2.5 million page views
  • A solid 6,000 page views a day even when I don’t write new content
  • Learned about different aspects of web design/programming: javascript, css, rss, and ruby on rails

2007 Software

Most Popular Posts of 2007

You can also see the break down of most popular posts per month

Top Sources of Traffic for 2007

stumbleupon.com   50.6%
lifehacker.com   6.2%
joel.reddit.com   5.3%
del.icio.us   4.6%
digg.com   4.0%
www.dansdata.com   2.5%
wordpress.com   2.4%
icanhascheezburger.com   2.3%
reddit.com   2.2%
blogs.chron.com   1.9%
popurls.com   1.4%
meneame.net   1.4%
clicked.msnbc.msn.com   1.1%
linuxtoday.com   1.1%
gawker.com   1.0%
userscripts.org   1.0%

The number of RSS subscribers has been climbing steadily, and I’m impressed that I have any with the way I jump around different topics.

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Thank you for reading my little spot on the interweb.

Digest for November 2007

Posted in Monthly Digest by engtech on December 10, 2007

Monthly Digest

Every month I publish a digest post collecting the best of Internet Duct Tape. You can also see the Digest for October 2007.

One Year Ago

Here are some articles that are still timeless.

Monthly Digest

Blogs

Tips

Programming

Ruby on Rails

Best of Feeds – weekly round-up

Popular Posts

What’s hot this month.

Software

Updated versions.

Most popular of all time
Digest for October 2007

Digest for October 2007

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on November 07, 2007

Monthly Digest

Every month I publish a digest post collecting the best of Internet Duct Tape. You can also see the Digest for September 2007. This month marked a big milestone for IDT — hitting the 2 million page view mark.

One Year Ago

Here are some articles that are still timeless.

Monthly Digest

Blogging Tips

Working for the Man

Geeking Out

Best of Feeds

My weekly best of the net link round-up.

Popular Posts

What’s hot this month.

IDT Labs Software Updates

IDT Labs is where I track free software I create.

Digest for September 2007

Digest for September 2007

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on October 01, 2007

Monthly Digest

Every month I publish a digest post collecting the best of Internet Duct Tape. Here you go! You can also see the digest for August 2007.

One Year Ago

Here are some articles that are still timeless.

Monthly Digest

Lifehacks

Blogging and RSS

Social Web Applications

Books

Best of Feeds

My weekly best of the net link round-up.

Popular Posts

What’s hot this month.

IDT Labs Software Updates

IDT Labs is where I track free software I create.

 

  • [DELICIOUS/STUMBLEUPON] Delicious Stumbles crossposting tool

    Last Greasemonkey script this week :) With Delicious Stumbles I get all of the super-useful features I like about delicious (speed, recommended tags) but I also teach StumbleUpon more about what I like without having to spend all that time cutting-and-pasting between two accounts. Submit a page…

  • [WORDPRESS] Comment Ninja

    My WordPress Comment Ninja extension is available for beta test. Try it out and let me know what you think! Respond directly from the comment administration panel on your dashboard Respond by comment, email or both (without having to cut-and-paste your response!) Respond using your email…

  • [AKISMET] Akismet Auntie Spam Helper for Akismet v2

    Version 2 is out, but you probably already know that. Read more about it. Akismet Auntie Spam is a maintenance script for WordPress administrators. One of the problems with the Akismet spam protection service is that sometimes it misidentifies a real comment as spam. WordPress has a spam recovery…

  • [FLICKR] Cut-and-paste to blog with CSS classes and credit link

    Makes it easy to do an OLE cut-and-paste Flickr photos to your blog (ie: WordPress using TinyMCE) and give the proper attribution This script makes it easy to cut-and-paste photos from Flickr into your blog while still including a credit link to the photographer. creates CSS classes around images…

  • [PHOTOBUCKET] Log Me In Already!

    Takes you directly to your album if you visit http://photobucket.com while already logged in. Because it’s too annoying to have to click “My Album” every time. IDT Labs is a blog for news announcements about software, tools or blog themes created by InternetDuctTape.com . Subscribe…

  • [GMAIL] Quickly Open Compose Mode

    Turns off clutter when directly composing gmail messages (IE: clicking on a mailto link) One thing that annoys me about Gmail is how slow it can be to load. This becomes a real problem when you force all mailto: links to open in Gmail. Gmail Quick Compose redirects all “compose mode” links…

  • [WORDPRESS.COM] Stats for Pages

    This is a Greasemonkey script that adds stats to the Edit Pages panel on WordPress.com. IDT Labs is a blog for news announcements about software, tools or blog themes created by InternetDuctTape.com . Subscribe to InternetDuctTape by RSS or subscribe by email .

Digest for August 2007

Digest for August 2007

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on August 30, 2007

Monthly Digest

Every month I publish a digest post collecting the best of Internet Duct Tape. Here you go! You can also see the digest for July 2007.

One Year Ago

Here are some articles that are still timeless.

Monthly Digest

LifeHacks

  • Do Anything: 3 Steps for Success
    I’ve been all touchy-feeling and self-discovery lately. I ponder what are the key qualities to be successful at anything.
  • What is Your Opportunity Cost?
    We’re taught to stay productive and keep busy, but busyness for busyness’ own sake will make you miss out on what could be great opportunities.

Web Browsers

Online Identity and Anonymity

Blogging and RSS

Best of Feeds

Popular Posts

What’s hot this month.

IDT Labs Software Updates

IDT Labs is where I track free software I create.

  • [WORDPRESS.COM] Open 5 Blogs at Random
    I’ve created a short little script that will open five WordPress.com blogs at random when you press ALT+SHIFT+W .
  • [RSS PIPE] Stupid Feed Rewriter
    • Here’s another weird one that I might be the only person interested in. It republishes a title/description/link whenever there is a new post in the original feed. I have two twitter accounts at http://twitter.com/engtech and http://twitter.com/et By using Stupid Feed Rewriter I can advertise that I have two accounts.
  • [WORDPRESS] Akismet Auntie Spam v2
    • This is a complete re-write of my Firefox add-on that makes the Akismet Admin Panel about 1 million times more useful. Expect a full post on Internet Duct Tape with all the features some time next week. Rewrote from scratch using IP filtering idea from Donncha.
  • [WORDPRESS.COM] Find Blogs to Comment On
    • This is a dumb little Greasemonkey script that displays a banner message when a WordPress.com blog has the Recent Comments widget installed. The idea is to spend a few minutes a day commenting on lesser known blogs and meeting new bloggers.
  • [GREASEMONKEY] Show popular scripts on Userscripts.org
    • Userscripts.org is a website for hosting Greasemonkey scripts. This script makes it easier to see how popular scripts are when looking at search results.
  • [RSS] Yahoo Pipe Cleaner
    • I’ve create a Greasemonkey script to make cutting-and-pasting from Yahoo Pipes into a WordPress blog look nicer.
  • [RSS] Recent Blog Mentions
    • I’ve created a new Yahoo Pipe that filters your Technorati recent mentions. It removes all the ones with low authority (most likely spam) changes the title and link to go to the root of the domain name IE: if I linked to you from http://internetducttape.com/2007/08/12/hello-world it would show internetducttape.com
  • [RSS] Facebook Status Feed Filter
    • I’ve created a new Yahoo Pipe that that will take the RSS feed URL for your Facebook status, filter out your name, and add (from Facebook status) to the end. This makes it easy to repost your status in Twitter, Pownce, Tumblr, whatever.
  • [WORDPRESS] Search the WordPress.com Blog
    I’ve created a small script for Firefox that adds a search form to the WordPress.com Official blog.

Digest for July 2007

Digest for June and July 2007

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on August 01, 2007

Monthly Digest

Every month I publish a digest post collecting the best of Internet Duct Tape. Here you go!

One Year Ago

Here are some articles that are still timeless.

IDT Labs Software Updates

IDT Labs is where I track software projects I’m working on.

  • [WORDPRESS] Akismet Auntie Spam update
    Ever have one of those weeks? Akismet has decided that all comments from me are spam and there’s nothing I can do about it, other than politely emailing the blogs I regularly post to and asking them to go dumpster diving for me. I’ve updated my Akismet Auntie Spam script for Firefox to deal with some of the issues I’ve had.
  • [THEME] Preview of themes for the Sandbox Design Competition
    The Sandbox Design Competition as come to a close. I only managed to get two designs in under the wire. You can see previews here .
  • [FLICKR] Always search for CC licenses photos
    I’ve updated my script that forces the Flickr search box to remember that you’re searching for Creative Commons licensed photos. It fixes a problem with the advanced search box.
  • List of Software
    I’ve put together a list of all the software I’ve created. I’ve oh-so-intelligently organized it by the websites they interface with. Check it out if you haven’t already.

Monthly Digest

It’s All Geek To Me

Web 2.0

Blogging Advice

Quick Blog Tips

Web Design

Best of Feeds — Link Posts

Most Popular Posts for June and July 2007

Digest for May 2007

Digest for May 2007

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on June 01, 2007

Every month I publish a digest for subscribers who are would rather take their //engtech in infrequent chugs rather than frequent sips.

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I finally got my own domain name! http://internetducttape.com

Opinion and Reviews

Harold Is a Robot

Memes

Blogging

Aggregated Links

Last time: Digest for April 2007

Digest for April 2007

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on May 01, 2007

Every month I publish a digest for subscribers who are would rather take their //engtech in infrequent chugs rather than frequent sips.

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April started off with a bang with WordPress.com using my April Fool’s idea :) My own attempt to head in a different direction with my April Fool’s LOLcats went well, with a surprising 6000-some hits. I am seriously wondering if my April Fool’s intersection between lolcats and wordpress indirectly led to ICANHASCHEESEBURGER being hosted on WordPress.com VIP? I get a warm fuzzy seeing them as the Top Blog every day.

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Digest for March 2007

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on April 05, 2007

Every month I publish a digest for subscribers who are would rather take their //engtech in infrequent chugs rather than frequent sips. This one is kind of large because it’s been six weeks since my last Digest.

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Digest for February 2006

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on February 21, 2007

Every two to three weeks I publish a digest for subscribers who are would rather take their //engtech in infrequent chugs rather than frequent sips.

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If you’re a blogger you can get win a prize by participating in my group writing project.

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Digest for January 2007 – Part 2

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on January 31, 2007

Every two to three weeks I publish a digest for subscribers who are would rather take their //engtech in infrequent chugs rather than frequent sips.

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If you’re a WordPress.com blogger you can get free upgrade credits by participating in my contest.

//engtech site news

Harold is a Robot web comic

Inspired by xkcd and Passive Depressive, but not as good.

Opinion

News

Best of Feeds

Blogging

Most Popular Posts for the month of January 2007

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My favorite posts

Posted in Links, Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on January 24, 2007

Violent Acres mentioned my site because I bought an advertising spot, so I figured I’d throw out a list of some of my favorite posts on //engtech for the new visitors.

My Favorite Posts

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Digest for January 2007 – Part 1

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on January 17, 2007

Every two to three weeks I publish a digest for subscribers who are would rather take their //engtech in infrequent chugs rather than frequent sips.

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If you read //engtech more than once a month, I’d appreciate your feedback in my first reader poll.

Articles and News

Gadgets, Robots, del.icio.us, oh my!

Aggregated Links

This is a new section where I post links I think are worth sharing / found interesting.

Blogging, WordPress and WordPress.com info

My Superpower is Fighting Spam

Digest for December 2006

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on December 28, 2006

Every two to three weeks I publish a digest for subscribers who are would rather take their //engtech in infrequent chugs rather than frequent sips.

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From the I’m a Grumpy Old Man department

From the Tech News deptartment

From the It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Blogging department

From the I am a Big Geek department

From the It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas department

From the I am a Consumer Whore department

From the Meme department

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Digest for November 2006

Posted in Monthly Digest, Technology by engtech on November 29, 2006

It’s been almost a month since the last digest, so apologies for the size. I finally got my hands dirty with CSS and //engtech is sporting a new custom look by yours truly.

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Those That Can’t, Teach

I tackled some web browser problems with a short guide on how to remove text from the autocomplete box and how to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 (which is the #1 result on Google for “I hate Internet Explorer 7″) . You may also like this Boss Key extension for Firefox (like alt-tab for your web browser only) .

I found another great site with simple tech how to guides at simplehelp.net.

Canadian Site Blacklist

Did you know that Canadian ISPs have teamed together to block access to child pornography? Read more about the Great Firewall of Canada and Project Cleanfeed Canada. It was on the front page of Digg and Slashdot.

Literacy Rates Are Dropping

Apparently, I know how to read. Check out my review of JPod by Douglas Coupland (favorite quotes) and
Flow.

On Gadgets, Gifts and Gaming

I’ve been getting ready for the Christmas season with a lot of posts on gadgets and gaming.

On Programming

On teh Interweb

One of those sites that were created for cheating social bookmarking is for sale: spikethevote.com (the anti-digg) goes for sale on ebay. Scrybe is a really awesome looking Flash-based online calendar that I’m beta testing: Scrybe Beta Update.

Google has a great webinar on Privacy on the Internet.

On Blogging

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