I don’t regularly use high falutin’ words like “colophon”, but here are this here blog’s kibbles and bits that make it hum (sometimes there is indigestion). For what it is worth (and CogDogBlog is worth billions) this site is made possible by cogs, dogs, and WordPress.

Check the Wayback Machine for snapshots back to December 2005.

This dog’s blog is smoothly powered and deftly supported by our true friends at Reclaim Hosting. There is no reason to put your sites anywhere else.

Also see a view of all CogDogBlog posts on the current day using a plugin I taped together.


A few milestones along the way.

  • April 13, 2003 – Blog first appears running in MovableType 2.661, running on an Apple XServe at Maricopa, — this site now archived at http://cogdogblog.com/alan This first post now is in WordPress, and even includes a nifty thing that shows all other posts on this blog’s birthday.
  • April 26, 2005 – Blog migrated to WordPress 1.5, some 800+ entries carried with it as http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/cdb/, see Internet Archive
  • July 20, 2005 – Thanks to a suggestion from Steve Dembo (who once blogged at teach42.com alas has vanished), I registered the domain cogdogblog.com as a short cut alias URL.
  • January 5, 2006 – The blog, posts, stock and barrel, were moved from a server at Maricopa to some free hosting offered by Audree (wonder if she knew the traffic she was getting into?) This was a fortunate move, as at the time I did not know I’d be leaving Maricopa in April.
  • December 18, 2006 – Due to malicious traffic, Audree was forced to boot me from her server (she was very nice about it, and I understood), so I signed up for hosting at DreamHost, who are just awesome….. well sort of, they do crap on you sometimes.
  • August 4, 2008 – I am dumping old rigid categories for tags. Tag cloud now on sidebar, old categories converted to tags, but a lot of old posts need re-tagging. Lots of “old”!
  • August 15, 2008 – I get to hang out with Matt Mullenweg as an invited speaker for WordCamp 2008, speaking about WordPress and Education: It’s All You Can WordPress at the EduBlog Diner .
Talk About WordPress Fan Boy
Talk About WordPress Fan Boy flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

WordPress Nuts, Bolts, and Duct Tape

Plugins that are strewn around like a pile of dog toys include:

Rings and Things

They are back from the 1990s!

Member of the Nerds of the 90s webring

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