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November 3, 2004 by Draginol
I'm not the only one who thinks people like Michael Moore cost the Democrats dearly...
November 2, 2004 by Draginol
October 28, 2004 by Draginol
We ban griefers. We can even IP ban someone. But if someone really wants to get at a given blogger, they can via anonymous accounts.

For those of you who have blogs who feel like they're getting stalked by trolls and other jerks, you can stop them.

When you create an article, only allow registerd users to respond to your article. That way, you have some say over who can interact on your site.

It's important to keep perspective on your blog site - IT'S YOUR OWN BLOG. You don't have to p...
September 26, 2004 by Draginol
It never ceases to amaze me how quick some people are to spit on those that are giving them something for nothing.

Just so that others can be pre-warned, don't call me a "Nazi" or "Fascist" or any other hateful name.  I don't have to put up with it. And I won't.  I don't know what the deal is with the far left wing people on the Internet and their fixation with calling people "nazis" and such.  Do they even realize that Nazi stands for National Socialist. They weren't right-win...
September 8, 2004 by Draginol
Every do a favor for a friend or business associate only to have them not only not return the favor but nit-pick on everything you're doing.

That's how I'm feeling right now.  I feel like I'm volunteering time to help landscape a friend's yard only to have my friend sit there and nit-pick the way I'm digging or complain that I'm not going fast enough.

Except this is in the realm of business.  We have certain levels of custom service we're used to being able to provide to our cust...
August 22, 2004 by Draginol
Every so often I see someone say they're not going to blog anymore because they didn't get their articles featured to the home page or because there aren't enough comments on their blogs.

I think those people need to ask themselves why they're blogging in the first place. 

Personally, I blog because I enjoy writing. I enjoy communicating with others.  And yes, I do want others to read what I write.  But I don't sit back and wait for some automated system to promote my stuff...
August 6, 2004 by Draginol
Frankly, I'm just astounded at some of the bickering and pettiness I see in the forums. There are hundreds of regulars but a few dozen have coalesqed into cliques.

I personally don't get into on-line cliques. But I don't think there's anything inherently bad about them. The Internet should be whatever you make of it. As long as you're not hurting anyone, knock yourself out. Meet friends, talk to them, etc.

I only worry about cliques when they start to resemble gangs. And I see a couple "ri...
August 4, 2004 by Draginol
Right Wing News (, has an interesting discussion about building up your blog's popularity.  I feel a lot better having read it because I thought I was the only one who felt some of the frustrations he's felt. hasn't "officially" launched yet. We're still technically in beta (i.e. we haven't done any promotion).  Our Alexa ranking is around 25,000. Sometimes it shoots up when something written here gets particular attention but ge...
July 31, 2004 by Draginol
I spent a lot of the day getting DesktopX 2.2 objects put together and testing.  I'm trying to get DesktopX to respect it deserves. Here it is, the world's best, most flexible, lowest overhead, fastest, easiest to use "widget" creation application and yet there's still people anxious for Konfabulator for Windows or using Avedesk (which is nice) or Samurize or something else. So I've started assigning more engineers into creating content for it so that its coolness is more apparent.

But i...
July 14, 2004 by Draginol
As heads towards being officially launched (probably in late August) I wanted to give you a preview of what's going on:

Blog Navigator and Blog Navigator Pro.  We're going to make Blog Navigator Freeware and then create a Blog Navigator Pro (anyone who bought the regular one will automatically get the Pro version). Blog Navigator Pro. This program has all the features of Blog Navigator plus some extras (more search capabilities for example) along with the ability to post...
June 29, 2004 by Draginol
Just got back from South Padre Island. Lots of run. The kids loved the ocean. We all got a little sun burned.

Only downer is that my right ear is totally plugged. Went to the doctor while there and got a prescription...not that it helped any since the pathetic pharmacies there didn't have the anti-biotics.  I really like South Padre island though. The people are nice and it's a fun vacation but I would hate to live there. It's like traveling back to the 70s in terms of technologies and r...
June 21, 2004 by Draginol
I was on NPR this afternoon doing an interview with regards to The Political Machine ( As soon as they have the RealAudio archive up I'll post a link.
June 4, 2004 by Draginol
Tonight I'll be on CNBC's "Bullseye" show.  It's on at 6pm EST (my segment will be on around 6:30).  I'll be driving into Detroit for the satellite hook up. 

With the political season ramping up, it's going to be pretty exciting to see how things turn out. Things are so close and could go either way. Perfect timing for the game. 

The Political Machine is a strategy game in which players take on the role of a campaign manager of a US presidential candidate.  Playe...
May 24, 2004 by Draginol
The On-line Community survival guide

Going on the Internet and interacting with thousands of people in open forums can be a really wonderful and enlightening experience.  But it is also an experience that has its share of pitfalls and challenges for the unwary. I've spent the better part of the last two decades taking part in on-line communities. From the days of Commodore BBSes to massive web based communities, the faces and names change but the joys and frustrations remain the same. Ho...
May 9, 2004 by Draginol
We were in the Detroit News today.  The article was for The Political Machine mostly but was ultimately a profile on our company. If you're interested in it, you can read it here:Detroit News Stardock article