Sent from my iPhone

I’m writing this post on my iPhone using the WordPress app. It doesn’t have the kitchen sink features of the browser-based interface (for example, you can’t insert hyperlinks — I added that from the web after the post was published), but it seems good for writing basic posts or editing existing ones.

The Great Firewall of China

If you follow any tech news or podcasts you’ve most likely read or heard about China’s national firewall that the government uses to block its citizens from accessing  “objectionable” material on the internet. My wife and sister are experiencing the effects first-hand during their stay in China this week. My sister first discovered that she …

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Old tech, good times

I’ve imported all of the posts (about 50) from my old TechToys blog into this one, so any post older than my first one (on March 25, 2008) is from there, dating back to 1999! It’s fun to look back and see some of the old tech I’ve gone through over the past 10 years.

I’ve Switched to WordPress

I’d been using Blogger intermittently since 2002 but didn’t start using it for “real” blogging until about a year ago. The latest Blogger problem finally gave me the incentive I needed to look into other blogging solutions. Based on a recommendation from a co-worker, I’ve switched to WordPress (so that’s why the site looks different …

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Blogger’s site feeds are not working

A few days ago someone pointed out to me that the RSS feed of my blog was empty, throwing an error: XML Parsing Error: no element found Location: https://www.windracer.net/blog/atom.xml Line Number 1, Column 1: I checked the atom.xml file on my server (I host this blog myself, not on Google’s servers) and found that it …

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