Resurrect? Maybe...

I haven't done squat with this site in ages, can't really just bring myself around to deleting it and everything else. I would like to begin posting things again. (Who knows if that feeling will last) I feel like there is more relevance to blogs/personal websites now-a-days since no one really does it anymore. I'm not saying I'm going to post about my feelings or other boring crap. Who would want to read about that? I prefer to post things that I find useful for people. Little tidbits of info that I've had to learn the hard way. Wouldn't it have been nice if someone had posted that somewhere on the Interwebs that would make it easy to find?

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Mike G.'s picture

Quote Throk:
"I prefer to post things that I find useful for people. Little tidbits of info that I've had to learn the hard way. Wouldn't it have been nice if someone had posted that somewhere on the Interwebs that would make it easy to find?"

I thought you might like to know that just today I ran across a post of yours I found particularly useful. It's been nearly eight years since the post appeared, and having something that old remain worthwhile seems worthy of a comment and note of gratitude for not doing squat in the way of pruning old entries.

Needing a layout for Avery shipping labels, I did a search for 'Photoshop template 5263.' Your page "/blog/351/need-avery-label-templates-photoshop" came up fourth out of Google's 1,950,000 Interwebster responses, just after Avery and Adobe themselves. I'd say that qualifies as easy to find.

I wish I'd come here first instead of browsing sequentially as I did. Avery wanted me to sign up just to download their .zip file of multiple, bare-bones templates, of which I needed only one, and only needed to use it once. Adobe, out of respect for my status as an Adobe developer, merely asked me to sign in to retrieve the self-same file. I found the obligation to establish/verify my identity exasperating, inasmuch as the need to do so--while hardly burdensome--was intended solely to benefit their respective marketing strategies.

Your kindness, however, as manifested in your non-hoop-jumping hosting of the very same .zip file, freed me from having to engage in Avery and Adobe's corporate conspiracy to make me even more peevish and grumpier than usual.

throk's picture

Mike,

Thank you for your support!

Comments like these make it worth the effort of maintaining this site. In fact, I'm totally amped to post up some new things!

Thank you Thank you!

CM's picture

Thank you for the list of state abbreviations without the states - was EXACTLY what I needed and was going to have to do myself! I can't believe some moron complained ... ignore them and please take my appreciation!

ergin's picture

well I just used it for the state codes list. Some things are eternally useful!

throk's picture

Thanks for the support!

It gave me the energy to figure out an efficient method to deleting the 10,693 spam comments stuck in the approval queue.