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The doors are now open...

Login with Facebook now available

After a fair amount of hacking around I have finally succeeded in getting a functioning "Login with Facebook" feature installed on BlogDogIt. I hope you enjoy the convenience of registration-free access to the site.*

Of course if you would rather leave Facebook out of it, you may now also register for a BlogDogIt account. Simply "Sign up as a New User" and get your authorization via email.

For the longest time I have had a closed registration system because of spam attacks and errant robotic shenanigans. Lately I have been hard at work adding additional security features to the site and am now ready to allow access to all who care to step inside my humble abode.

Thank you for visiting - Share and Enjoy!

*If you would also like to see "Login with Twitter" and/or "Login with In"
                         let me know and I will get to work on it.
 

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In The BlogDogIt Light

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[PUBLISHED DRAFT}

It has been two weeks since I started the "In The Spotlight" topic and have been having a pretty good time with this little project. For those who have not had the pleasure, here is the introductory text that (for now) accompanies the heading for that topic area:


In The Spotlight is a new feature of BlogDogIt.

After recently claiming BlogDogIt.com on Technorati it was obvious that - as a new member - BlogDogIt was starting at the bottom of a great heap of blogs and it would be the height of folly to think we would ever make it into Technorati's "TOP 100 Blogs" ranking. However, it is clear as day that among the listed blogs is a veritable cornucopia of content for one so intent on Bloggin' / Doggin' IT.

Through this feature, I will shine the Spotlight on selected blogs; those with a similar "authority" ranking as BlogDogIt and which cover at least one of our claimed "authority" topic areas. A big thank you to Technorati and a BlogDogIt Welcome to our spotlit blogs. Please visit these sites and tell 'em we sent you. Don't forget to come back here  though - better yet add BlogDogIt RSS to your feedlist - to stay on top of what's happening at or near the bottom.

Now... Going Up?


 

[a bit] About Technorati

The leading blog search engine and directory, Technorati.com indexes more than a million blogs. The site has become the definitive source for the top stories, opinions, photos and videos emerging across news, entertainment, technology, lifestyle, sports, politics and business. Technorati.com tracks not only the authority and influence of blogs, but also the most comprehensive and current index of who and what is most popular in the Blogosphere.

The Technorati Top 100

The Technorati Top 100 tracks the most influential bloggers. See who's up, who's down, and what the blogosphere is paying attention to.

  Top 100 View the Technorati Top 100

BlogDogIt

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Me and computers go way back. My high school had a computer and a class. I did not take the class but I did use the computer room as a location for an amateur film entitled - strangely enough - "The Computer." I could not tell you what type of computer it was other than to say it was a behemoth in blue and a punch card system. This was circa 1975. A time when pocket calculators had glowing red LED displays and PONG was just hitting the streets. The world of computing was strange and new. You could not really say that I was "into" computers but it would be fair to say "we hung out." I intend to post to this blog on a somewhat regular basis. For my part I will post about things that interest me and things that may interest a certain segment of the internet at large. I would also like to formerly extend the invitation for you dear reader to register for an access account and join the fun.

 

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Introducing Spotlight

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[PUBLISHED DRAFT]


Spotlight is a new feature of BlogDogIt.

After recently claiming BlogDogIt.com on Technorati it was clear that - as a new member - BlogDogIt was starting at the bottom of a great heap of blogs and it would be the height of folly to think we would ever make it into Technorati's "TOP 100 Blogs" ranking. But it is clear as day that among the listed blogs is a veritable cornucopia of content for one so intent on Blogging/Dogging IT.

I have decided that - through this feature - I will shine the Spotlight on a blog with a similar "authority" ranking as BlogDogIt. A big thank you to Technorati and a BlogDogIt Welcome to our spotlit blog. Please visit their site and tell 'em we sent you. Don't forget to come back here - better yet add BlogDogIt RSS to your feedlist - to stay on top of what's happening at or near the bottom. ;-)

"Going Up . . ."


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From News to Muse

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UPDATED: See edits below (changed my mind)

It Used to Be NEWS

I have made the executive decision to move items originally posted to "The NEWS Topic" into the ever popular "madmike's musings" BlogDogIt topic when they no longer feel like news.

This will keep "The NEWS Topic" less cluttered; keeping the News Feeds within easy reach. and may serve to breathe a little life into "madmike's musings."


 Thanks for visiting and remember:

RSS
 

You can Subscribe to the BlogDogIt.com RSS feed by right clicking the Orange Logo above and
Copy the shortcut to Paste into your favorite RSS Agregator.


 

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E4MX2WX3RPN3

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E4MX2WX3RPN3

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Spell Check

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I like the spell check feature of Firefox (and other browsers) but I have learned the hard way that composing lengthy prose in a web browser is a very foolhardy thing to do. Instead, I choose to compose in an offline text editor that - since it is a free evaluation version - does not do spell check . I am placing this blank "text area" here as a convenient spot to paste text for a quick spell check.

Click [HERE] For Pop-Out Version.

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1500 hits on a single post!

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Once again I want to share a BlogDogIt milestone - a single post has recorded over 1500 hits. No surprise this is the same post that was the first to hit one thousand. In honor of this achievement I have decided to move all of the TOP TEN posts to the home page. Below is the list taken from the "Site Statistics" page:

EDIT: after one week of featuring on home page, the top ten have been returned to their normal chronological listing order. Click on the links below to review the posts.

Top Ten Viewed Stories

Story Title Views
Katy Manning - a Dalek Never Had It So Good. 1,560
Nature At Her Best - Nature Photos 1,397
Time Tunnel Discovered On Internet 1,304
Big Dream - Small Screen 660
Rescued Blog Entries 482
psychedelic-screen-melt 425
The Star Wars Gang 364
SpaceX / Elon Musk - Looking to the Future 363
Top 10 Most Memorable Robot Sidekicks 358
The Sour Puss 354

So go ahead and scroll down memory lane...

Thank you visiting and check back often. RSS Add BlogDogIt.com to your rss rotation 

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New Editor Now Working

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FCKEditor working like a charm.

 

This is really just a test post to make sure that FCKEditor is up and running.

FCKEditor tool bar full feature selected

As you can see by the above image FCKEditor features a full host of advanced editing features to simplify the creation of richly formated posts.

Until now I have been adding content to BlogDogIt.com using only the basic text area editor and manual entry of html code. I really enjoy the exersize of coding by hand after having come to rely so much on Dreamweaver for so much of the daily grinding.

I have integrated FCKEditor before in other projects and - as you too likely have - encountered it in diverse user available text editing senarios across the interwebs. Having been aware that FCKEditor was a supplied option with the GeekLog instalation I was sure that having it implemented for the benifit of our contributors would be a simple matter.

As it turned out it was simple indeed; the feature was enabled by default and one need only check the box in your User Functions ==> Language&Layout ==>

I highly recommend that you enable this feature as soon as you can following the creation of your BlogDogIt account .

I was tickled to see that FCKEditor has now changed its name (for - well - obvious reasons) to CKEditor. If you would like to learn more about FCKEditor/CKEditor Please visit the website http://ckeditor.com/.

It is my hope that you enjoy using the editor and that it helps to simplify your ability to create attractive posts and pages. I understand that while this is a nice tool it is not without its flaws. On occasion you will find the most expedient way to accomplish the task at hand is to select the view "Source" option of the editor and dive into the code. Once you get a feel for the underling code that FCKEditor is writing for you, you will truly appreciate the time this editor saves you to spite any percieved flaws.

If you ever need help using the editor or creating posts in general, I will be happy to assist you, just send me a message.

Enjoy!

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1000 Hit Post

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The first post on this site to get over 1000 hits?

Katy Manning - a Dalek Never Had It So Good.


Go Figure :D

As of today the top 10 posts are:
Story Title Views
Katy Manning - a Dalek Never Had It So Good. 1,034
Time Tunnel Discovered On Internet 467
Rescued Blog Entries 271
Radio Flyer Car 182
Nature At Her Best - Nature Photos 182
Big Dream - Small Screen 178
Simple Resource Tracking 157
psychedelic-screen-melt 121
The Magic of Buzbee 93
The Sour Puss 87

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Rollover to 10,000+ Hits Today!

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GeekLogIt We posted our first article on July 2, 2010 and in just under 6 months our hit counter makes it to the 5 digit milestone. :D



Rollover to 10,000+ Hits Today!


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