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You Speak, the Dragon Listens (Sometimes)

I’ve been experimenting with Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS, or Dragon), v. 11.5, for a while now. (And yes, it’s entirely appropriate that this is the Year of the Dragon, and that I was born in a year of the Dragon; feels good!) Overall I like the software, but there are plenty of quirks and oddities. […]

Comment Spam Fixed; CU Open to New Comments! Watchdogs Sent to New Homes…

Okay, maybe this time the Elves have gotten things under control. (I found a way to get the job done quickly. Just take away their beer and pretzels, and cut the cord on the TV. Then promise to bring it all back when the problem’s solved.) The several watchdogs the Underground has been using […]

Spammers Winning Again; Registration Required (For Now)

Remember a while back how we said comment spammers were gaining on the Watchdog Elves over in the Infernal Technology Department? Well, I couldn’t stand their whinging anymore thought I’d help out and require site registration to post a comment, at least until I found a solution.

The good news: we found a solution. A good […]

Google+ is Here! The Underground Is In; Are You?

Sometimes the IT (Insignificant Technology) Elves here at the Underground are completely asleep at the switch and behind the times may overlook an option or two for driving the CU to world domination promoting our efforts to convert the whole world to zesty food. For instance, no matter what threats and prodding I use […]

The Underground’s Comments are Back! (I Hope)

Recently the massive Information Technology Team here at the Chile Underground had to begin requiring commenters to be registered members of the site. That’s a tough requirement, and one I’m not in favor of as CEO of this burgeoning enterprise. (I like to think we’re friendlier than that; evidence notwithstanding.) So we’ve all been […]

Blog Post Software Sweeps: And the Winner Is…

First, the criteria..

The software had to be cheap. (Free preferred.) It had to be easy to use. Editing, adding links and pictures, and “adjusting” HTML had to be clean. It had to make posting a snap. Bonus features I looked for included integration with a browser (I prefer Firefox, but a case could be […]

Testing Live Writer Today; Wish Me Luck (or at Least Lunch) …

Okay, I’m finally dissatisfied enough with ScribeFire to try something else. After extensive reading and scratching my head, I’ve decided to give Live Writer another shot. I tried it once before, about three years back, and wasn’t satisfied with its integration nor with its interface then.

So far, though, this looks Much Better.

As always, if […]

Still Struggling With Finding a Zoundry Raven Replacement

So far, not much is satisfying me on this quest for a better post-writing tool. Of course, there are a lot of options to try. At first I was sure ScribeFire was the answer, especially as it’s available as a plugin for my favorite browser. However, there are lots of tasks I like to do […]