Blogroll Dive: 5/30/05

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

Bryan begins to fear Google.
Owen begins to question whether or not WordPress is an unhealthy obsession.
Michael returns from E3.
John has a few thoughts on advertising and RSS.
Brian has a few words to say about the Nokia 770.
Khaled is live in Lebanon.
Rick is disappointed with Spotlight’s speed.
Orson ruminates on the media and its unchecked power, and remains open-minded as always.
Sarah has a few thoughts on intonation.
Chris shares a few secrets of creating WordPress themes.
Mark ruminates on Google and nofollow.
And, Tom shares a few tips on WordPress categories, Technorati tags, and search engine optimization.


Library Update: 2nd Quarter 2005

Thanks to DecliciWeb, I have completely redesigned my Personal Library. This catalogue of my library is technically complete, but I’m always purchasing new books, movies, music, and games. If you would like to trade or purchase, please contact me, and we’ll work something out. Current library stats:

Books: 309
Movies: 127
Music: 67 + 389 iTMS purchases
Games: 8

Note: The fore-mentioned library was getting far too large, so it is no longer available, but it was fun while it lasted.

PUM: Keep Spam Bots Out of Your Site

Whether or not you followed our Create a Website for Free tutorial, your site or blog may be hit by a wide variety of spammers or bandwidth-wasting bots. Fortunately, blocking this scourge is far more easy than you think. It’s all here in this edition of the Power User Monday Tip of the [almost every] Week.

Update: For those who are curious, I’ve added a note about robots.txt and why it was not originally included in this tutorial.