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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]