This blog is an archive

This blog contains a lot of posts from May 2005 until mid-to-late-2007, a period where I wrote a ton – mainly about politics, sometimes about technology and rarely about other things.

In spite of the fact I stopped writing for the blog I kept it online. Now, with this post, I’m declaring it to be officially defunct (although I’m going to keep it online). With that said, if you’re interested in seeing what I’m up to these days, take a look at:

aduyzer.com (for newer writings)
My LinkedIn profile (for what I’m up to professionally)

Occasionally I write a piece for Raise the Hammer (my posts are here), a publication I still have tremendous affection for.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, I’d be pleased to hear from you. My contact information is at aduyzer.com.

Thanks for dropping by.


Nip, Tuck and a Dash of Botox

It was about time this site got a facelift. I hope you like the new look.

Luc – aka ldad – created the layout and colours and I turned them into functional reality. (If you like it and you want something for yourself, we can hook you up – just drop me an email). Thanks a ton Luc, I think it looks sweet!

Please let me know what you think and give me a head’s up if you notice anything that doesn’t work or look right (you may notice issues particularly if you use the unreliable and insecure Internet Explorer instead of the magnificent Firefox).



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Site Update

I had a moment to spend on updating the site so I did. I have upgraded it to WordPress 2.02, which will probably be entirely transparent to all of you, but which gives me a very nice back-end administration area.

I have also added a couple of plugins. [tag]Simpletags[/tag] is a plugin that lets you easily add [tag]Technorati[/tag] tags to your posts, a feature that is meaningless for those of you that don’t use Technorati. You’ll see the new tags at the bottom of posts regardless.

I’ve also added a plugin that lets users easily submit to some of the more popular social bookmarking sites out there, like del.icio.us and Reddit, two of my favourites. Del.icio.us is especially great if you are a habitual link packrat. This plugin will only display when you click through to the post.

I also reorganized the sidebar a little bit and improved the search.  Hopefully it’s a little easier to navigate now.

Thanks for sticking through the extended dry spell, I seem to have a little more time for writing lately so I plan on doing so.


Live Ade

Yup, it’s a brutal pun, but I couldn’t resist. That’s what I’m calling the latest little widget I’ve added to this blog, a cool little plug-in called Shoutbox. You can see it at the very bottom of the sidebar on the right. Basically it’s a live chat box (go say something). I came across this while researching the AJAX technology I mentioned here a little while ago.

Why the sudden onslaught of geekiness? In the last few months my work has taken a sharp turn into web development territory. I never normally talked about the tech stuff because it was all client-side – that is, it sat on my own personal computer – so I couldn’t ever demonstrate anything I was working on. Now, however, I’m starting to get into stuff that you can see, because it’s web-based. And truthfully, it’s also a lot more exciting.

But don’t worry, I have plans in the works to minimize the pain for those of you who have no interest in these subjects, though for now your best bet is to just ignore anything that gets posted in the “Business and Technical” category.

Life, politics, code and current events from a Canadian perspective.

Adrian Duyzer
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