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I wrote my first blog post on December 2, 2005. In the beginning, the domain for my blog was blitzcraig.net, but I mistakenly let my registration expire in 2006. After that debacle, I registered a new domain name at blitzcraig.org, where I remained until June 2009. In June of that year, I was able to snatch up the .com domain and moved my site here to blitzcraig.com, where it will remain. (I no longer own the blitzcraig.net and blitzcraig.org domains.)

I moved this entire website and blog database to a new registrar and hosting service on February 19, 2011. The new host gives me far more control over the inner-workings of my site. I’ve been pleased with their service.

Site Revisions:

  • For the display of my recent tweets, I removed the TwitterWidgetPro plugin and replaced it with the more modern Easy Twitter Feed plugin. (10.07.17)
  • I disabled the PrintFriendly plugin. I got fed up with the relentless updates. (08.06.17)
  • I have added an SSL security certificate to my site, providing encrypted browsing! (10.29.16)
  • I removed my very outdated and mostly useless Linux page from the site. (10.28.16)
  • I changed the site theme to the modern TwentySixteen by WordPress. (01.28.16)
  • I have removed the iPhone page. It was very outdated and I’m no longer interested in maintaining a list of my favorite apps. (12.15.15)
  • I added a new Audio category to the blog. (07.18.15)
  • My full name will now be displayed as author in all posts, past and present. (12.12.14)
  • I removed ads from the site. You’re welcome. (08.30.14)
  • I edited all of my pages to replace the depreciated HTML paragraph alignment attributes. (03.08.14)
  • I have deployed a new version of my mobile site which looks a lot snazzier and has faster performance. (12.15.13)
  • I added the robust Yoast SEO plugin to my site, replacing other piecemeal solutions I’d used in the past. (11.05.13)
  • I upgraded my host server to the latest versions of Apache and PHP, which was nothing short of incredibly troublesome and painstaking. (10.17.13)
  • I have been getting an onslaught of spam comments lately and as of today I am implementing a CAPTCHA system that must be passed before comments can be submitted. I regret that it has come to this. (09.24.13)
  • I renamed the blog tagline to “Blitz Blog.” (09.17.13)
  • I created a Google Adsense account and am experimenting with adding a few text ads to my site. (09.01.13)
  • I added a new and improved Print button on all posts (via PrintFriendly) and also corrected some misaligned page navigation formatting that was visible at the bottom when viewing pages 10 and up. (07.11.13)
  • For the first time in a very long time, I have changed the permalink structure of my website to “month and name.” All blog posts in the past, present, and future will have a year/month/post-name URL structure. This should be beneficial for SEO purposes. (07.07.13)
  • Edited pages content and added new mobile site page icons. (06.15.13)
  • I have added a new blog category: Books. (11.10.12)
  • I moved my tweet archive to its own subdomain (tweets.blitzcraig.com) to separate it from my WordPress installation because I started getting 404 errors for reasons I don’t know. (10.24.12)
  • I updated the sidebar with a new and improved Twitter widget. (10.13.12)
  • I spent hours polishing the database of my blog. Countless broken links have been corrected, and more. (07.07.12)
  • I re-enabled the mobile version of my site using the WPtouch plug-in. Everyone can now enjoy a clean app-like experience on their mobile device when visiting my site. (06.03.12)
  • I deleted my Contact page in lieu of a more informative About page. (05.22.12)
  • I have removed the Google +1 button from the site. Useless. (03.23.12)
  • I have added a Food category since I’ve made a number of posts on the subject. (12.10.11)
  • I finally succeeded at re-enabling the navigation bar at the bottom of the page. (11.13.11)
  • I have replaced the outdated word counter on my site with a more advanced plug-in that provides more statistics, however it is now the case that only I can view those stats within the WordPress Dashboard. (11.13.11)
  • I added a Google +1 button to all blog posts. (07.27.11)
  • I added a “print friendly” link on post pages so you can cleanly print a post or even save it as a PDF file. Using this feature will display an ad from the plugin creators, but I think that is a small price to pay for such terrific functionality. (06.19.11)
  • I moved this entire website and database to a new registrar and hosting service on February 19, 2011. The new host gives me finer control over the inner-workings of my site. (02.19.11)
  • I have signed up with a new web hosting service! As a result, my /tweets archive page is back online, and now fully functional. Later this year, I plan to move all of my online properties over to the new host. (02.05.11)
  • I’ve added a word counter to the bottom footer of my site that displays a total word count from across all of the content I’ve ever written on this site. (01.23.11)
  • I have taken down the the /tweets archive page of my Twitter posts, for now. In addition, I’ve removed the META section on the right-side panel of my site. (01.16.11)
  • I have taken down the mobile version of my site. I may bring it back in the future if I can find a better solution for this. (12.31.10)
  • I changed my page view settings to show 10 blog posts at a time (down from 12) and to send 100 (up from 50) of my latest posts to new subscribers to my RSS feed. (12.29.10)
  • I upgraded my Vigilance theme to the latest version 2.1, bestowing my site with new HTML5 goodness. (12.28.10)
  • I have reversed the order of all comments to now display top-down from oldest to newest. (12.05.10)
  • I changed the colors of my site theme from burgundy to an attractive blue. (10.10.10)
  • I renamed this page Site and my hate list page to Hates. I did this so that the page navigation menu would look cleaner on a mobile browser. (09.19.10)
  • I added a new tweets page that displays an archive of my entire Twitter history. (09.18.10)
  • I added a mobile version of my site which automatically detects mobile phones! (09.11.10)
  • I have added a page navigation bar at the bottom of each page, courtesy of WP-PageNavi. (08.08.10)
  • My site is now using PHP5 across the board. (08.08.10)
  • I have changed the primary font on the site to make the text more readable. (07.24.10)
  • I have changed all of my article links to /blog instead of /archives. Old links will be affected. I vow to keep the permalink structure this way indefinitely! (07.15.10)
  • I renamed this page Revisions. I also converted the archive list in the right sidebar into a pulldown list. (07.01.10)
  • I upgraded WordPress to version 3.0. (06.23.10)
  • I changed my WordPress site theme to Vigilance. (01.30.10)
  • I have created an iPhone page on my site. (01.26.10)
  • I upgraded to WordPress 2.9.1, which forced me to change the MySQL database for my blog from version 4 to 5. (01.09.10)
  • I have created a new title image for my blog. (12.12.09)
  • A complete rework of my hate list HTML/CSS code has been done this weekend. (12.6.09)
  • I’ve made several interface tweaks to my theme via CSS. For instance, the my blog title logo is now larger. (11.29.09)
  • I’ve made many security-related tweaks to the site as a whole. (10.25.09)
  • I added a sitemap. (10.23.09)
  • I added tags to the majority of old posts on my blog in order to make the tag cloud work correctly. (8.23.09)
  • I removed the About page in favor of simply using the About section that is present in the Titan footer. (8.22.09)
  • I made a new title logo for my site. Also, I just reduced the post count on each page to 12 instead of 15, in hopes of speeding up page load time. (8.16.09)
  • I changed my profile image. (8.2.09)
  • I updated the Flickr feed on my site to a new solution that now displays six random photos in a proper layout. (7.22.09)
  • I added a new subcategory under Tech for the iPhone. (7.19.09)
  • I increased the font size of my pages navigation menu. (7.19.09)
  • I have relocated my entire blog and web presence to blitzcraig.com. (6.27.09)
  • I deleted the subdomain for my Great List. It will reside simply as a page within the Hate List subdomain. (6.27.09)
  • I installed the Titan Pro theme pack. (6.27.09)
  • I’ve changed themes to Titan. I envision this theme is a keeper. (6.12.09)
  • Site upgraded to WordPress v2.8. (6.11.09)
  • I added a Flickr photo widget to my sidebar. (6.9.09)
  • I have switched back to the Plainscape theme for WordPress. (6.8.09)
  • I removed the Politics category, due to the fact that it only contained four posts. I have moved those posts to the Misc category now. (5.17.09)
  • I’ve deleted the Stones and GreatList pages from the WordPress page list within the blog. The content still remains. (5.17.09)
  • I’ve renamed this page from History to Site. It was simply too misleading. (5.17.09)
  • Hate List and Great List blog pages have been moved to a parent page, called Lists. (5.3.09)
  • I have added a Flash-based widget to my Twitter page, replacing the old text feed structure. (5.2.09)
  • After some consideration, I have changed the permalink structure of my blog back to /archives instead of /blog. (5.2.09)
  • I have acquired the Blitzcraig.com domain name, completing my trio. (4.12.09)
  • I have finally filled in my About page! (4.11.09)
  • I have changed my favicon to a blue tri-cube image. (3.31.09)
  • I have added a new Linux page with suggestions for newbies. (3.29.09)
  • I changed my favicon to a half-filled blue glass. (3.29.09)
  • I have added a new Mac page to the site with software and suggestions for newbies. (3.28.09)
  • I have chosen a new site theme, called Fluid Blue. (2.21.09)
  • I have temporarily reverted to the basic default WordPress theme. (2.19.09)
  • I have added a permanent About page to brag about Yours Truly. (2.2.09)
  • Despite my past reservations, I have now added a Politics category to my blog. (1.25.09)
  • I added my own personal web links to the Links page (Flickr, Twitter, etc.). (1.20.09)
  • I’ve added a page to the site linking to Stones Undercover. (1.17.09)
  • I changed the theme to Plainscape. (1.16.09)
  • I removed the Meebo chat widget from my Contact page. (1.7.09)
  • I changed my blog permalink structure from /archives to /blog. This will disrupt out-of-date links that use the old linkage. I had it set this way once before, and it makes more sense overall, so I went back. (1.7.09)
  • I changed the theme to Aeros. (1.2.09)
  • I reacquired the blitzcraig.net domain name! (1.1.09)
  • I changed the theme to iNove. (1.1.09)
  • I upgraded to the drastically different WordPress v2.7. (12.27.08)
  • I added the subdomain: greatlist.blitzcraig.org (12.07.08)
  • I added the subdomain: hatelist.blitzcraig.org (12.04.08)
  • I’ve created a new page on the blog to showcase my new Great List. (9.27.08)
  • I merged the Mac and PC categories into a single category named Tech. I also renamed the Net category to Sites, and the former Blog category to SiteNews (9.16.08)
  • I upgraded WordPress to version 2.6.2. (9.10.08)
  • I have added a picture of myself to the Contact page. (8.19.08)
  • I added a Twitter page to the blog, to showcase my latest Twitter updates. (8.17.08)
  • I increased the width of all photos to 500px, wherever possible. (8.10.08)
  • I upgraded to WordPress v2.6. (7.19.08)
  • I’ve changed the RSS feed settings to syndicate full text to readers instead of a mere snippet. (6.14.08)
  • I’ve temporarily removed the MeeboMe widget from my Contacts page, while I’m in the process of creating a brand-new Meebo account. (5.26.08)
  • I have separated the Computing category back down to Mac and PC. I have posted too many Mac-only topics to continue lumping it all together. I also renamed Websites to Net. (4.21.08)
  • I did some tweaking of the Elite theme, including adding my site name to the header, and displaying categories in posts. (4.12.08)
  • I have deployed a new site theme, named Elite. I love it! (4.5.08)
  • I upgraded WordPress to v2.5. (4.5.08)
  • I bumped up the number of articles in my RSS feed to 25. Also, I changed all feeds to show a summary of each post instead of the full text. (4.3.08)
  • I increased the number of my recent del.icio.us links that display on my Links page, and added Ubuntu and Camino badges. (3.23.08)
  • I am now using the simple Almost Spring v1.41 theme. (3.15.08)
  • I renamed the Online category to Websites. (3.2.08)
  • I upgraded to WordPress v2.3.3. (2.10.08)
  • I renamed this page (Site) to History. (1.28.08)
  • I deleted the Products category, and redistributed those posts to other categories. (1.28.08)
  • I renamed the Web category Online. (1.28.08)
  • I renamed the Site category Blog. (1.28.08)
  • I added an awesome widget to my Contact page that enables anyone chat with me live on that page, if I am logged on to Meebo. If not, you can even leave offline messages! (1.1.08)
  • I changed the permalink structure in WordPress to reflect blog post URLs as blitzcraig.org/archives instead of blitzcraig.org/blog. Direct links to posts will be affected, if you had any bookmarked. I changed it because Archives is a one of the presets in WordPress, so it is simpler. (12.1.07)
  • I increased the width of all photos to 420px, wherever possible. (Late 2007)

updated 10.07.17