2 February 2008

Obligatory Blog Plug

Just another notification that as I've reserved this web space here for longer essays or topics of interest to Arizona folk, my post frequency has diminished.

But the "sister" (or "brother") blog to this fine internet publication, AZspot.net, is updated daily, with periodic posts throughout the day. A good chunk of the content there consists of links, thought-provoking quotes, interesting images, comics and engrossing videos collected from all around the global internet space. But, there are also plentiful pieces providing constructive commentary, beneficial blog blurbs, and even enduring essays with appeal to an all-encompassing audience.

And I've updated the "Links" list on the sidebar panel, adding some new Arizona blogs, as well as some other new friends. Some of the new additions you should point your browser (or newsreader) to:

  • EJ Montini — Long time Arizona Republic columnist
  • Espresso Pundit — Greg Patterson ruminates, mostly against "leftists" and Jon Talton
  • Jon Talton — Former Arizona Republic business columnist, now in Seattle
  • Rum, Romanism and Rebellion — No, not the slogan the Republicans used to slur the Democrats with in the 1884 presidential election, but a blog devoted to politics in Southern Arizona
  • The Edge of the American West — Delightful history professor blog
  • Wild Chihuahuas — Pico fights against the "fascist-racist-fundamentalist Right"

But please don't forget about these old favorites either:

  • At Wits End — No update from Witkowski since May, 2007; I hope all is well with him and family
  • Arizona Congress Watch — Stacy took a hiatus for awhile, but recently resurfaced
  • Bob Boze Bell — Talented artist and True West publisher
  • Just Warriors ~ Just Wars — Phrank in Phoenix, AZplace contributer, on Christians and war
  • Liberal Desert — Sam Coppersmith, former Arizona Democratic Congressman
  • Shrimplate — Sleep deprived, reality-based, under-medicated, left-winger

Happy Super Bowl Weekend!

14 September 2007

Link Dump VII

10 August 2007

Link Dump V

24 February 2007

AZplace Searcher

It is Time to tout my Google Co-op Custom Search Engine. There's also now a link in the LINKS right panel for it too.

I don't know how many are aware that you can use Google to restrict a search to a specific web site. For instance, the search box here (located in the upper right of every page) will perform a Google search on just azplace.net pages. If you were to conduct such a search for let's say the phrase "talk radio" on the google home page search form, you'd enter this — "talk radio" site:azplace.net. And the returned search would show you only azplace.net pages.

Now, the Google Co-op takes that power a step or two further. It allows one to setup a list of sites that you may confine an internet search to. A way to search through selected sites is one method of filtering out undesired search results. For the AZplace Search Engine, there are over 120+ sites in the data bank, mostly all of the links you see on the right side panel listed under the LINKS heading. One can also designate multiple individuals to edit the list.

Not the be-all and end-all of internet searching by any stretch, just another tool in your online research arsenal…


I've launched a tumblelog — AZspot.

While I own the azspot.net domain, the site is hosted and run at tumblr, where anyone can create their own tumblelog. And there, I must write, the create and setup process was a snap.

What exactly is a tumblelog? To make a simple analogy: If blogs are journals, tumblelogs are scrapbooks. A way to post little snippets of links, photos, quotes, conversations, video clips and even typical old fashioned blog style posts. For when you want to share some stuff, but it really doesn't necessitate the creation of a post.

AZspot will be another link in the AZ$object online realm. Do visit and frequent it!

27 August 2006

Interview with Me

Hear how I have a voice made for writing on web pages
During our conversation Naum candidly answers each of your questions, shares his views on the war, Iraq, Dick Cheney, the Internet, our friendship/relationship, his hockey, gay marriage, Al Gore and the PHX toys we’re building for you right now.

I sure say "you know" a lot… ...I need to hit that toastmasters lecture series… …or maybe stop guzzling whiskey prior to recording an interview… :)

20 June 2006

Construction Time Again

Server migration has just occurred and now the CAPTCHA mechanism that prevents the continous barrage of unsightly spam is not working so it was necessary for me to disable commenting, except for those visitors logged into the site.

Hopefully, I will have this dilemma solved soon.

Update: working now…