TAG: Blogging Calwell

Year End Wrap And 10 Most Popular Posts Of 2012

topten-2Time does fly. It’s hard to believe that we’re saying goodbye to yet another year. 2012 saw its fair share of interesting events from major hurricanes, popular videos and a big miss on that “end of the world” thing. Thankfully, we’re all still here so I can properly wrap up the year on Blogging Calwell (and yes, I did forget to do it last year). Change was in the air too; we went through a major domain and platform shift from Blogger to WordPress as well as a move to reduce the overall noise on this blog. We do hope you like how things are evolving as the work continues.

Our Custom Domain Short URLs Are Now With bit.ly

bitly-1URL shorteners – they’re great for turning a very long link into something much shorter and easier to work with. For a long time, I’ve used the service Google provides with Apps Engine called Google Short Links (not to be confused with Google’s Public Shortener). The key has always been trying to make very short links with the cwl.cc domain. With Google, the shortest I can get is three characters before the first period, so I chose url.cwl.cc. There had to be something better out there, and I found it in bit.ly.

News: A Blog Change Is Coming!

Change is afoot! – We’re moving to https://cwl.cc

We’ve had a great run on Google’s Blogger. The site is fairly easy to configure, and, over the years Blogger has revamped the dashboard, added permalinks and improved nearly every part of the site. And, through it all, this blog has featured stories about some of the many features and annoyances found in Blogger.

Yet, it is still lacking the kind of power we really needed. With some lingering bugs and an inability to really customize this blog, it was time to move on to another solution. This solution had to be easy to administer, customize, secure and allow all of Blogging Calwell’s writers the freedom to focus on the writing, not the technology behind it.

300: A Milestone For Blogging CWL

300-MovieThis is, as they say, a milestone. I had a feeling this might happen, but I didn’t think it would happen so soon. Since moving this blog over to Blogger – and there have been a few changes over the years – This will mark my 300th post. That’s really not too shabby for something that lacked a general direction, ideas and any sort of audience not so long ago. This has meaning too, because we’re somewhere around the middle of the year and I can safely say it’s been the best year ever for this blog. So, join me as I take a look at some of the past, present, and the future of Blogging Calwell.

We’re Back! A New Logo, A New Blog And A New Attitude

Having taken a break early on in January, I’m back feeling quite refreshed and ready to hit you with ALLOT more info, tips, news and (hopefully) my spin on what’s going on in the world of technology. 2010 was a great year for blogging here at Calwell, but I needed to make it better. So, this year, I’m going to change things up a significant amount. You know, keep you guys on your toes.  Here’s a rundown of some of  the changes you see very shortly:

2010: The Best Of Blogging Calwell

Wow, 2010, what a year. This is my 96th blog post on Blogging Calwell – so you could say it was a good year! We all felt the pinch economically and personally this year, but technology was as interesting and fascinating as it’s always been. You may have already seen my Year In Review, so you know exactly how 2010 was (and how I think 2011 will unfold). Perhaps, though, you are new to this blog or just wondering what kind of stuff might be in those 96 blogs of 2010? Well, you’re in the right place, so let me show you.

Ch, Ch, Changes to the Blog!

Calwell Logo (Balls)Hello again folks. For those of you that read my blog from time to time, I say thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to read what I have to say. I will continue working hard to make this blog the best it can be – providing you news, details, interesting stories and other stuff from the technology landscape.

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