Category Archives: meta

Meta information, personal posts, blog related news and etc.. This is where I apologize when the blog goes down, or warn you if I plan to be MIA for a while.

Short form Blogging

You might have noticed my post output has been consistently dropping lately. This is partly due to the fact that over the last few years this blog morphed into a collection of essays and long-form reviews rather than a daily … Continue reading

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What is everyone up to?

We haven’t done this in a while, and lately I have been writing these draining five thousand word posts, so let’s do a reader participation thread once more. Plus I just finished updating my about page so I’m still kinda … Continue reading

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Site Crash

You may have noticed that the site went down around noon today, and stayed dead for a few solid hours. This was perhaps my longest downtime since the good-old Dreamhost days. Or at least the longest period between the time … Continue reading

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Explosive Log Failure

Terminally Incoherent went down this Friday. And when I say down, I mean all the way down – terminally shut as it were. Fortunately, no one noticed. I got no angry emails.Hell, I didn’t even get a friendly “hey, your … Continue reading

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Comments are Back!

So the last few days I have been seeing a drop in comment activity. Spam comments were abundant as usual, but the kind of thoughtful and insightful commentary I’m used to has dwindled down to zero. I was a little … Continue reading

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A Brief Hiatus

I have not died. I’m still alive and kicking – just not on the internet lately. My digital output here and in the social media sphere in the past week was uncharacteristically minimal, if not nonexistent. Other priorities took precedence … Continue reading

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Help me design a Terminally Incoherent logo

Ok, here is the thing: I’m not a designer. For the most part I’m just a semi-decent code monkey with an overblown online ego. I do know a lot of the principles that drive good design, and I can talk … Continue reading

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Forum Experiment Revisited

To me, the best thing about running this blog is the comments. I love the fact that over years I have managed to build a small community of regulars here. I like to see the familiar gravatars popping up in … Continue reading

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Snowloween Blizzaster 2011

How was your Halloweekend guys? Mine was full of snow. On Saturday the lovely state of New Jersey got hit by a snowstorm of epic proportions. Granted, the Garden State is no stranger to winter blizzards, but this was a … Continue reading

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Friday post was eaten by a grue

Apparently there is a grue living in my closet, and it ate my Friday blog post. Yes, I know, it’s 2011 and a self respecting grue should not be in the closet, and no one will judge it if it … Continue reading

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Introducing LIME Log

Over the past few days I decided to do a little “blogsperiment”. Maybe you will like it, maybe not – I’m not sure yet. It does mean more content typed and lovingly misspelled by yours truly, so I guess it … Continue reading

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Sorry about the Social Media Widgets

If you ever visit this site directly (rather than viewing it through an RSS reader) you may have noticed that I added Facebook Like and Google +1 buttons on the individual post pages. I know that a lot of people … Continue reading

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Summertime Category Cleanup

I’m fairly sure that no one actually cares about the Category and Tagging system I use on this blog. I know that when I read other people’s blogs I don’t really pay much attention to how they organize their content. … Continue reading

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Server Move Has Been Accomplished

If you are seeing this post, it means the DNS change has propagated to your server, and you are seeing Terminally Incoherent being hosted at it’s new location. If not, then… Well, then you won’t be reading this. The most … Continue reading

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Dreamhost issues: looking for a new host

As you may or may not have noticed, this site has been having some issues lately. I have been plagued by extreme slowness, and loading issues. In the last few days this has escalated to a point where the site … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block Strikes Back with Vengence

Most people who write a lot are probably familiar with this feeling. You sit down at a blank page, put your hands on the keyboard and you can’t think of a damned thing you want to write about. Of course … Continue reading

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Theme Update

Over the weekend, I finally sat down and updated my blog theme. I have been using Kubrick (the old default WordPress theme) ever since I got this domain and migrated my blog from Blogger. So it’s been over 4 years … Continue reading

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Still Alive

Despite popular belief I am still alive and well. The reports of my death may have been somewhat exaggerated. As a proof of my not-being-dead state, here is a non pothoshoped picture of me: As you can see above, I … Continue reading

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BRB RL

Sooo… This weekend I’ve been busy experiencing what folks around these parts call “the real life”. This combined with a serious case of lazy lead to depletion of my post queue. That’s sort of why there was no post on … Continue reading

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What’s with the banana icons

Pop quiz: did you notice the tiny 16×16 banana icons in the comment threads? I have added them about a week ago and was wondering if anyone will notice anything. Few people did. I explained this in the comments before … Continue reading

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Some stats and stupid search queries people use to find this site

The other day I was staring at my Google Analytics page looking at the page stats. I was wondering whether or not there was a dip in number of visits lately because I noticed some drop in comment frequency lately. … Continue reading

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Comment Spam

I realized that I’m a bit spoiled by my comment spam filtering plugins. On this blog I use two tools that keep the robots out: Akismet and WPSpamFree. And before you say anything about discrimination about robots, let me just … Continue reading

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Blog fixed via Upgrade

Just wanted to let everyone know why the blog looks like crap right now. Or rather why do you see the ultra spartan Kubrick theme instead of the bastardized, orange version you are used to. Last night my blog broke … Continue reading

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I’m Decreasing Post Fequency Again

Brevity is not my forte. I don’t know why, but as the time goes by I seem to spend more time on each post and it is becoming increasingly harder to keep up with my self imposed schedule. If you … Continue reading

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Small Theme Cleanup

This blog got bubbled up to the front page of Digg and Reddit once or twice in the past. I remember that the browser post turned out to be a huge hit that made my server blow up. It’s always … Continue reading

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