Posts Categorized: Blogosphere

RSS: No, I didn’t notice your new website’s theme.

Posted by & filed under Blogosphere, Catherine Uses..., Productivity, Usability, Web 2.0.

Over at the Future Shop Tech Blog, I wrote about RSS feeds, and how I organize them to stay up to date with everything from blog posts to Craigslist searches. If you’re like me and subscribe to hundreds of different feeds, it’s important to figure out a good workflow that helps you focus on what’s… Read more »

WordCamp Vancouver 2010: Tris and Catherine tell you why your current WordPress theme sucks.

Posted by & filed under Blogosphere, Catherine, Vancouver, WordPress.

So! WordCamp Vancouver 2010, huh? That was pretty good, I thought. I particularly enjoyed the “Is WordPress a CMS?” panel featuring Dave, Christine and Cam. Consensus: Sort of! Maybe! As promised, Tris Hussey and I presented “WordPress 3.0 & Parent-Child Themes” Being a generally nice sort of person, I let Tris cover the whole, “check… Read more »

Catherine is speaking at WordCamp Vancouver 2010

Posted by & filed under Blogosphere, Catherine, Events, Vancouver, Web 2.0, WordPress.

Happy news, Vancouver-area WordPress users! I’m pleased to confirm that, yes, I will be at WordCamp Vancouver 2010 on June 12. I’ll be speaking with Tris Hussey about the upcoming (Possibly just-released by then!) WordPress 3.0 and child themes. For more information about child themes, check out Tris’ blog. Personally, I’m excited about the new… Read more »

Boobquake: in which Catherine gets annoyed at the press

Posted by & filed under Blogosphere, Canada, Gender, History, LGBT, Memes, News, Politics, Pop Culture, Vancouver.

“So! Boobs, huh?” That’s right, boobs. Or what-have-you. “I don’t get it.” Well, the other day, Tehran’s acting Friday prayer leader Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi–yes, he’s not even an Ayatollah. I know, right?–went and said some crazy shit about boobs and how they cause earthquakes. Or more specifically, no, he didn’t really. As PBS explains: While delivering… Read more »

Catherine Winters is not the top hit for “Second Life Vancouver”

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Blogosphere, Catherine, Drupal, Media, Omega Point, Second Life.

This week, the Georgia Straight’s Stephen Hui interviewed me for Straight.com’s weekly Geek Speak feature. I just finished reading the interview and I’m happy to confirm that I didn’t sound insane or say anything terribly inappropriate this time. I find I do have something of a tendency to do this. If we’ve spoken in any… Read more »

Critical Pride Part 2: Midnight Mass & the Dyke March

Posted by & filed under Blogosphere, Cycling, LGBT, Politics, Vancouver.

As a followup to some of the discussion resulting from yesterday’s post comparing Pride and Critical Mass, I thought I’d extend the metaphor to my preferred alternative events: Midnight Mass and the Dyke March. Speaking personally, Pride is generally not generally my thing: it’s loud, it’s hot, and the parade, at least, is not really participatory.… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: What does Marcellus Wallace look like?

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Blogosphere, Brands, Catherine, Media, Memes, Omega Point, Pop Culture, Typography, Video.

So I’m working on a single-serving site to finally make use of my other domain. Functionally, it’ll be a business card of sorts, featuring a more coherent bio, with links to the various ways I can be contacted online. Ultimately, I suspect I’ll roll this site into it. Anyway, while the art style I’m using is… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: What kind of site do you think this is, anyway?

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Blogosphere, Catherine, Omega Point, Web 2.0.

So I was checking out my Google Analytics stats just now to gauge the impact Blogathon is having upon my site traffic. Answer: lots. Obviously. However, I couldn’t help but notice a number of interesting searches by which people are coming here. Okay, that’s different. Other bewildering search terms people used to arrive here include:… Read more »