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Are WordPress And Automattic Purposefully Sneaking Surveillance Bots Into Jetpack For Self-Hosted Bloggers?

Despite earlier promises that Wordpress would be secured, Kissmetrics tracking software has been placed by Wordpress onto a huge number of independent web sites without their permission. [...]

Trackers and Sneaky Bots In WordPress, Moving Foward

This weekend, as we were preparing for a nice Mother’s Day weekend, we came upon a nasty shock. A reader informed us that Irregular Times was exposing people to a piece of software called SkimLinks.

SkimLinks is a plugin that transforms simple html links into money-making engines for SkimLinks clients. The links include code [...]

One Enhancement Irregular Times Won’t Make

Adding BuddyStream to our site would make Irregular Times part of the problem. We would be opening up the lives of political activists to increased military surveillance through the NSA. [...]

What’s Going On With Irregular Times?

You may have noticed that things have changed a bit here at Irregular Times today. The look of our web site has changed a bit, as has the content. So what’s going on?

As Jim explained earlier this month, we’ve been having problems with the company that bought out our previous hosting company. First, Jumpline [...]

Do You Have a Good Hosting Provider?

As you may have noticed, Irregular Times has been up and down a lot within the last few months. We’re really, really not happy with the quality of service provided by our current web hosting provider.

Do you use a web hosting service that is reliable and responsive, one that you’d recommend to others? Let [...]

CafePress Enters Period of Deferred Maintenance, Disabling Newsletter

A classic sign of trouble for an institution — be it educational, religious, governmental or economic — is a pattern of deferred maintenance in which easily fixed problems remain unfixed. Deferred maintenance can be a sign of bureaucratic inattention or poor leadership, but it can also be imposed from outside an institution by external conditions. [...]

Comment Follies

Irregular Times has been plagued by a software glitch in our comments section. WordPress, the software we use to post articles and invite comments, “autopopulates” our comment form with the name you used the last time you came here to write a comment. It’s supposed to be helpful and friendly and all, but unfortunately every [...]

Skreened offers $3-$4 Discounts on Custom Shirts for All July

Pssst. If you enter the coupon code “fireworks” at checkout when you buy one of our ethically-made-in-the-USA t-shirts from Skreened, you’ll get 15% off the cost. That comes out to $3-$4 off per shirt, a pretty good deal. The coupon will work through the entire month of July.

Should Irregular Times Get Friendly(TM)?

My instinct is to conclude that it would be a mistake to try to adopt Facebook features, just because Facebook has been successful with them. [...]

New Look For Irregular Times

At the top is Theodiclus Locke, Mr. Odd Clock, our long-lived irregular man character, now in sharper focus. He’s still got a little bit of graininess around the edges. [...]

What Happened to Irregular Times?

Irregular Times has a new design. Give us your feedback. [...]