For the second time this month, my “managed” web server provider has, with no explanation, allowed the web service on my server to fail in such a way that I couldn’t restart it even by rebooting. As a result, the blog was unavailable for extended periods of time. Because the provider manages the server for … Continue reading Blog hosting woes
Some of you have already noticed my new blog does not allow anonymous comments. You have to register an account in order to leave a comment. This has gotten rid of the comment spam I had with the previous blogs, but it has introduced a new problem: bogus users. I’ve been flushing the obviously spammy … Continue reading Friends and family registration
As some of you have noticed, I recently decided to start blogging again. I’ve made a clean break from my previous blogs by creating a new site with a new domain name. My thanks go out to those of you who’ve sent notes of encouragement. At this point, I’m going to try to explain why I disappeared from … Continue reading New year, new blog
For what it’s worth, I’d be okay not to see another bucket list ever. It’s probably the most tired, overused travel blogging meme out there. I mean, how many 20-somethings are really expecting to die soon enough to need a bucket list?
I’ve been noticing a proliferation of travel blog posts that are outright bought and paid for by vendors. In and of itself, I don’t have a problem with that, assuming the proper disclosure. What does bother me is the shameful extent to which bloggers are eager to deny the transaction that took place, even going so far as to disclaim their own disclosures.