About This Blog

This blog is powered by WordPress, in my opinion the best open-source blogging software available. I base that assessment on features, reliability and extensibility.

This blog is hosted by DreamHost, in my opinion the best *nix / Apache shared Web hosting available in the world. I base that assessment on cost, features and reliability.

Plugins Used On This Site

  • Akismet
  • Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the "Activate" link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.
  • Author: Automattic
  • Better WordPress Recent Comments
  • This plugin displays recent comment lists at assigned locations. It does not add any significant load to your website. The comment list is updated on the fly when a visitor adds a comment or when you moderate one. No additional queries are needed for end-users. Some Icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane.
  • Author: Khang Minh
  • Google Analytics for WordPress
  • This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog, adding lots of features, eg. custom variables and automatic clickout and download tracking.
  • Author: Joost de Valk
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com
  • Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.
  • Author: Automattic
  • Simple Tags
  • Extended Tagging for WordPress 3.3, 3.4 & 3.5 : Suggested Tags, Mass edit tags, Auto-tags, Autocompletion, Related Posts etc. NOW Compatible custom post type and custom taxonomy !
  • Author: Amaury BALMER
  • WordPress SEO
  • The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.
  • Author: Joost de Valk