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Gibberish Changes in 2014

Gibberish Changes in 2014

I’ve been really lucky this year to have the opportunity to write more frequently. I attribute part of this to the support I receive from Sedagive?, giving up StarCraft 2 and the jobs I’ve been taking lately, including my current full-time job. My quality of life has been on the rise, and I hope it […]

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Dealing with a loss of Google organic search traffic

Dealing with a loss of Google organic search traffic

My traffic from Google has tumbled over 50% since last year, and I’ve spent the last month or so trying to figure out why.

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Amazon Ends “Amazon Associates” Affiliate Program for Minnesota

Amazon Ends “Amazon Associates” Affiliate Program for Minnesota

I got an email from Amazon’s affiliate program (Amazon Associates) this morning with a list of changes to the terms and conditions. The most notable was that the program will be terminated for Minnesota as of July 1, 2013. This is a big deal to me since I live in Minnesota and I’m an Amazon […]

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WordPress Admin Accounts Suffer Brute Force Attack

WordPress Admin Accounts Suffer Brute Force Attack

Ars Technica reported a widespread brute force attack on WordPress sites on Friday. Simply put, a horde of infected computers are trying many common password combinations against the default administrator WordPress account. Once the admin account is compromised, the WordPress site joins the fray. Think Mongol-style conquest in the blogosphere. That’s right, I wrote blogosphere. […]

Images from older posts temporarily unavailable

Images from older posts temporarily unavailable

About two weeks ago I upgraded the Web server software that runs Gibberish as well as a few of my other sites. When I did so, it broke the configuration of Gallery2, the image server I used for several years. This means that a lot (probably 80%+) of my old posts have broken images. I […]

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Posts Delayed Due to Desktop Crash

Posts Delayed Due to Desktop Crash

My main computer workstation at home was been getting progressively erratic in the two weeks. I tried to diagnose the problem in the usual ways: making sure the hard disk was okay, running memory tests, checking for viruses or other malware, upgrading drivers and firmware, flash the BIOS, and run the built-in Windows OS utilities, […]

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Gibberish Asks: Robert Dickson Illustration Animal Pair Contest
By September 17, 2012 Read More →

Gibberish Asks: Robert Dickson Illustration Animal Pair Contest

I’ll be doing a new segment on my blog starting in October called Gibberish Asks. I’ll interview someone in person, over a chat or email about topics I found interesting and hope that you do as well. The first segment will feature illustrator Robert Dickson, who is best known for participating in the Pokemon: Battle […]

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Gibberish Gets a Facelift
By September 10, 20122 Comments Read More →

Gibberish Gets a Facelift

I started this blog in 2005 on LiveJournal. I wanted more control over the format and functionality, so I moved to WordPress in June of 2006. Ever since I’ve used basically the same look and feel — a custom WordPress theme I named Joshua after the son of my online pseudonym. The Joshua theme was […]

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The Kind of Astroturfing Requests I Get

The Kind of Astroturfing Requests I Get

“Grass roots” is an over-used term that means enthusiasm, support, or ideas come from common folks, from the “ground up.” The phrase gained popularity in an age where most felt that big business, big government, or big brother were dominating the mindscape of the populace. Over time, anything grass roots was trusted more than official […]

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2011

The Best and Worst Gibberish Gadgets of 2011

I wrote 67 reviews this year. The reviews were mostly based on gadgets, but I did a number of book and music reviews this year. I also reviewed a few services, including Amazon’s cloud-based MP3 service, and the Amazon Kindle Lending Library. I know I am a few days late, but I wanted to mention […]

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