alexking.org Archives

  1. alexking.info, Powered by Tumblr

    I’ve seen a bit of motion around tumblelogs (or lifelogs) recently and I signed up at Tumblr to see what the commotion was about. Basically, a tumblelog is a personal aggregator with a blog style display. I’m normally an “I want to run my own” kind of guy, but I rather like having an external…

  2. Text Link Ads Sponsorship

    Text Link Ads1 has renewed their sponsorship of this site for another month. Again, I’ve agreed to this arrangement with Text Link Ads because I’ve been using their service as a publisher for more than a year now and have had a very positive experience with it. If you’re looking for an easy way to…

  3. I’ve Been Interviewed at Bloggertalks

    Over the last few weeks, I’ve engaged in an e-mail interview with Thord Daniel Hedengren of Bloggertalks. That interview has been posted on Bloggertalks. Thord asked some good questions, I hope my responses are interesting. This post is part of the project: Share Icon. View the project timeline for more context on this post.

  4. E-mail Broken

    It appears that my e-mail has been pretty much broken today – not at FastMail, on my own box. Hopefully it will be back soon. Apologies to anyone I haven’t gotten back to, I probably haven’t gotten your e-mail yet. UPDATE: E-mail seems to be fixed now – bear with me while I get caught…

  5. Text Link Ads Sponsorship

    Text Link Ads1 and I are trying a little experiment for the next month. For the next month, they are a premium sponsor of this site. I’ve placed banner ads for them on pages that we think new bloggers will commonly visit – the goal being to sign up new publishers: Home page Blog page…

  6. Using SimplePie

    One of the other changes I made to the King Design web site recently is the addition of selected content from this blog in various places. At the moment, I’m pulling in recent posts in my Tasks Pro™ category into the sidebars of the Tasks Pro™, Tasks™ and Tasks Jr. pages, and the recent posts…

  7. Formatted READMEs

    I’ve set up the README files for my WordPress plugins so they are formatted nicely now instead of the plain text representation that was there before. For the curious, before and after. In addition, the README links for each plugin on the plugins page will now show the README for the latest official release, even…

  8. DNS Change

    I’ve initiated a DNS change for alexking.org, kingdesign.net and taskspro.com. Everything should go smoothly (no downtime expected) as the new DNS will be pointing to this same server initially. I will be moving servers in the near future, and the new DNS server should make that change a little more smooth as well.

  9. AJAX Archives (and AJAX Comments, Redux)

    Steve isn’t doing a year in review post, and I believe part of the problem is that he is hampered by his tools. I can sympathize, I felt the same way when I started. In fact, I used my Year in Review post as an excuse to finally do one of the things I put…

  10. 2007 Goals

    A few goals for 2007: Structure my work day a little better. More time coding and less time dealing with e-mail, etc. through better time management. Do a better job being on time (I’m normally ~5 minutes late). I plan to do this by trying to do a better job of stopping what I’m doing…

  11. 2006 in Review

    Welcome to my second annual year in review post. January – Scott and I attend MacWorld and are madly trying to get FeedLounge ready for launch. I finish my digital photo frame and run into the first of what will be several hardware issues in ’06. February – Tasks Pro™ 1.6 and Tasks 2.7 are…

  12. $1 Per Download, Again

    Back in 2003, I postulated that micropayments might be a better monetization strategy for free/open source software than traditional donationware . In particular, I liked the idea of asking for $1 per download. I’m certainly not going to put up a paywall barrier to the stuff I make available here, but I thought it would…

  13. Font Size Switcher

    I get a fair number of e-mails asking if the Font Size switcher in my sidebar is a WordPress plugin or where to find it. I built it based on this tutorial at A List Apart. Sorry Safari users, Safari chokes hard on this technique. I recommend using a better browser. I also added this…