Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

Welcome Home, Don’t Mind the Me

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

As the two people who have been reading my site have noticed, I have made a few changes here. The look has changed along with an overhaul/upgrade to the software running this site. It is just shy of year since my last post on this blog. To say things have changed in that time would be an understatement. I am taking part-time classes now. I have been making great strides in helping my company develop its product. On a side note, working with overseas developers is laboriously slow.

As I try to get back into a blogging rhythm, I will undoubtedly change my focus concerning the topics I write about. Before, my focus was to write about web technology in general with a few flourishes into related threads. I found that doing so restricted my material and I quickly lost the drive to keep up the experience. Now, I think my topics will be farther reaching and will change with what has captivated my interest for that particular moment in time. As of yet, I hold no pretenses as to any schedule but rather I hope to make this a come and go thing for me. I am not the first to say so, but blogging is hard. A lot of thought and time is required to make it happen. This is a challenge for one such as myself who has a hard time staying motivated on laborious tasks.

So with that I leave you in the precious void of my mind and I do hope you find your way and find it well. It’s a precarious place filled with many things unexplored as of yet. Not just yet…

Hiatus and Interium Events

Tuesday, July 1st, 2003

Been away for a while here. My drive to write comes and goes. This was one of those times. Here is a brief review of what has happened since my last post.

In my absence there has been a renewal of the mini icons article I did over on Brainstorms and Raves.

I discovered that Winamp3 is essentially at a stop in its development. Nullsoft is now focusing on Winamp2 and a combination of the two to become a Winamp5 (2 + 3 = 5) of sorts, taking the best of both and putting them together. In reaction to this I stopped using Winamp3 and rolled back to Winamp2. I forgot how much better 2 is than 3. Not to mention there is just more out there for 2 then there is for 3.

Got my copy of Designing With Web Standards. This book is fantastic. I’ll do a full write up shortly. Go visit the mini-site (see the DWWS button).

I’ve started moderating on a new web development forum, Advanced Web Aid. They are very young and looking for members. I know one of the head admins, some really great people over there. Go check them out. Join even!

And perhaps the best news of all, a new job fell in my lap. Seriously. No resume (yet, at least), no searching (they searched me out) and best of all, all the employees are my friends. Unfortunately I must keep the details down for a while to protect the new company but as soon as I can, I promise I will fill in some details.

I believe that’s it. I’ll post as things come to mind.

Oh, I turn 21 in 16 days. Yeah for me!

The Journal O’ Andy

Sunday, March 30th, 2003

A longtime online friend of mine, Andrew Barker, recently started his own online journal/blog. Done completly in notepad from design to content. I rather like the layout and the colors are a nice combination. My only grip, he uses tables for layout. But I’ll forgive him ;).

The Platypus Unveiled

Friday, March 21st, 2003

Mark has unmasked himself as the Ragging Platypus. For those unfamiliar with this parody site (as I once was), it is a weblog told from the POV of a platypus. I personally enjoy the humor presented by the platypus, er… mark. It is witty, mixed with current web happenings, and a dash of web stadards for good measure.

I can’t help but chuckle at the choice of the platypus as the character for this blog. The platypus is undeniable proof that God has a sense of humor. I mean here is an animal that is part duck, part beaver, has webbed feet, fur, lays eggs and suckles its young. Friends of mine have said that God must have had leftover parts when he created the world and thus was the platypus spawned. Redesign

Thursday, March 20th, 2003

I haven’t been to in a very long time. Now that I re-visited I am treated to a new, table-less, CSS rich, standards compliant design. The other thing that I find new is that Jason has tured the site into a blog rather than a news roll. He still focuses on PHP and thats fine. Jason has a great set of resources pertaining to that fine scripting language.

Simon On Spell Checking

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003

Simon as been working a spellchecking implementation that uses PHP and JavaScript. I tried it out and it seems very functional and looks to degrade nicely if JavaScript is disabled in a users browser. I am deffinetly going to keep an eye on this and perhaps implement it if and when it becomes a “stable solution”. Thumbs up to Simon.

My Neighbors

Tuesday, March 18th, 2003

I recently registered this blog with GeoURL (see little green icon in the navigation bar/section). It allows me to locate myself in the world in relation to others.

Tamara Crowe, author of Through A Glass Darkly is only five miles east of me.

Scott Johnson of The FuzzyBlog! and creator of Feedster is twenty-two miles south of me.

And I thought no one lived near me. The world gets smaller everyday.

Pingbacks Enabled

Tuesday, March 11th, 2003

Well, my features continue to increase. I’ve got a pingback system to work (I continue to cross my fingers). This entry shall serve as a test to see if I can send pings. I already know I can receive them, so go on, link away.

I must give credit to Simon Willison for his work on an XML-RPC library. It made writing the pingback server very easy and I thank him for his work.

Welcome to MyDimension

Thursday, February 27th, 2003

Well, what to say. This is the personal weblog/playspace of William Cox aka. MyDimension. As the next few days and weeks roll by I will stabilizing this site and working on the kinks of being live online. The initial setup went great thanks to the folks at

Some things I will cover in this blog include web standards (XHTML, CSS, etc.), online happenings, Movies, Music and anything else I feel like sharing with the online community.

So as things get rolling, bear with me. I have a lot planned that is not implemented. I plan to add a commenting system, a pingback system, possibly trackback and whatever else seems neccesary to make this a succesful blog. This is where you the reader can play a big part. Just send me some feedback and tell me your views on what I’m doing here.

Here’s to blogging and the independant content producer.