TBT: The Blank Line Podcast

Back in 2005, I did a weekly podcast called “The Blank Line.” I used an alias (Jonah C.) because I’d had a bad experience with being stalked online, and the whole thing was completely cornball– basically me riffing on three or four topics that caught my interest during that week.

I was digging through my backup drive late last night*, and stumbled across an episode where I actually did a mini-review of WordPress 1.5!  (Full disclosure: I was a fan of Rael Dornfest’s Blosxom script at the time, and didn’t convert until WordPress 3.x several years later.)

The WordPress 1.5 review starts at roughly 13′ 45″, if you want to skip over the boring bits about “Sarbanes Oxley” and “Treadmill Safety Tips.”

* Some people count sheep; I delete old junk files from my network backup drive. Don’t judge me.

Scotch Taping Itchy Mosquito Bites Actually Works

A few years ago, I read a tip on LifeHacker about stopping a mosquito bite from itching by putting a piece of Scotch Tape over it.

I went to a friend’s birthday BBQ last night, and wound up with multiple mosquito bites on my right arm/hand– and this morning I was ready to try anything to stop the itching. So I gave that old Lifehacker tip a try, and it’s gotten me through most of my day with minimal itching and discomfort. Since the tape is transparent, most people don’t even notice it.

I’m not looking forward to when I need to rip the tape off, though . . . because my forearms tend to be kind of hairy. :-/