Comments on Categories

03.25.19 - Mark

I figured I should make a comment about the way I'm handling categories on this site for two reasons. First, its a new feature to the blog since the move from Blogger, and secondly, because its not really structured.

Because I made this move after several hundred posts, its not very practical to implement a category system retroactively, so I've trying a free form approach. There are some categories that are very quickly coming forward, like video, computers, school, life, and stuff. However most things aren't, and as I've been making new posts here I've been treating my categories more as web2.0 tags, phrases, and slashdot like department jokes.

The links to my "category" pages have the tag relationship for the benefit of Technorati (which produces a nice tag cloud on my profile page), even the forms for the posting engine refer to my categories as "tags".
Engine's Tag form
Running though my logs I can see where it seems to confuse users, and part of that is my odd implementation. I really need to make a distinction between key onsite categories, and the tags used for web 2.0ish things. I should also fix the way links are made, since a number of categories I've make result in messy URLs, which break some of my engine's inner-workings.

I think some higher logic will emerge, but for now I think I'll keep up the odd tag/category system. Just one more thing for users of this site to be aware of. Anyways, it's late, I'm going to bed.

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.er Domain Hacks

15.03.36 - Mark

I'm sure lots of other geeks would love to have access to the .er ccTLD, for domain hacks too bad Eritrea isn't opening it's TLD registry, they're probably make a killing in geeks like me trying to get a nice web2.0 domain name.

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