A Couple of Housekeeping Notes For Friday

Just a few notes relating to this blog that I thought I’d pass along on this cold (27 degrees!) Friday morning. I hope you are staying warm, wherever you may be.

1. My LiveJournal account has been deleted

As I mentioned earlier, I have deleted my LiveJournal account as of this morning. If you were reading this blog over on LiveJournal, you have 4 options if you want to continue reading:

  1. You can read it right here.
  2. You can subscribe to the RSS feed for this blog.
  3. You can read it over on Tumblr.
  4. You can read the RSS feed over at LiveJournal–setup courtesy of my friend Micahel Burstein.

I have nothing against LiveJournal–it’s where I got my blogging start. But there was very little traffic over there and it simplifies things to not to have to maintain so many different outlets. More details on my reasoning can be found here.

2. Web of Trust rating for this site is now excellent

A little over a year ago, I’d never heard of Web of Trust, but every once in a while, someone would report that their browser warned them that this blog was “unsafe.” It turns out that WOT is a crowd-sourced tool that allows people to rate the quality of sites. For reasons that were never fully explained, mine had a low rating, and people who had the plug-in would get a warning. At the time, several regular readers went over to WOT and gave updated reports on this site. That helped. Back in May of this year, the rating had improved and was no longer in the “warning” zone.

I happened to check the site yesterday and it turns out the scores have improved even more:

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All of the score are now in the “green” and this makes me happy. It is one less thing I have to concern myself with. I just wanted to thank everyone who took the time to make accurate reports on this site. It took a year, but you can see the results for yourself.