Archive for “Wicked Wild Web”

The following entries were made in the “Wicked Wild Web” category.

Beast Blog Theme for WordPress

Posted October 21st, 2005 by Mike Cherim

I have created a theme for WordPress web log users called “Beast Blog.” It’s what you’re seeing here and now. The style has recieved a lot of positive attention and I was asked by members of the WordPress community to make it available as an official WordPress theme release. I made this web log entry specifically to accept comments, complaints, bug reports, whatever Beast Blog related stuff you may have on your mind. If you wish to download this theme for your own use, or to get more information, please check out this permanent Official Beast Blog Theme Information Page.

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Introduction to Robots.txt

Posted October 12th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

There’s a little file called robots.txt that you should be aware of. As its name suggests, it’s a file specifically for robots and spiders… the honest ones anyway. It’s a good file to put on your server, if for nothing else than to save some bandwidth. You may be wondering why? Well, I was, too, not very long ago. I became aware pretty quickly, though, when I encountered a genuine need to place this file in the root directory of all my servers’ domains. Recently my hosting company,, invested in some new servers. After setting up the stable of hosted sites and the ones I actually manage, I realized I was dealing with something new.

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I’m Gonna Do It!

Posted October 8th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

I decided that I am indeed going to re-theme this blog to match after all. Moreover, instead of doing it and “launching” a new theme, “I’m just gonna do it.” Live!

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Developer’s Toolbar for IE6

Posted September 24th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

I’m not sure if this is going to be news to anyone other than me, but I often float around the web checking out various things and found something pretty interesting over at of all places. What I found was available from a large list of popular downloads.

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Chat > Metamorphosis > Live Support

Posted September 22nd, 2005 by Mike Cherim

On my company’s main website,, I decided to implement a new feature using an earlier version of Chategory, a PHP-powered chat application, and a little imagination. The feature: “Live Tech Support.” Less “chat,” more business. No longer is it put to use as a social tool, but now as a tool to help visitors, I’m hoping this’ll be a good usage of this web software. I’m calling it GreenMethods Live.

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New Servers, Domain Changes

Posted September 16th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

I’ve just finished moving this weblog to a new server. Not too difficult a task, but the database connection did give a little bit of grief. Yeah, I probably said the… ;)

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GreenBeast CMS v.1.1

Posted August 7th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

Powered by GreenBeast CMSIt has taken a while, but I’m really quite pleased to announce the release of GreenBeast CMS Version 1.1. This marks the second phase of a fairly long-term three phase (plus) project which will culminate with the release of v.2.0 down the road a piece.

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Firefox Dominates

Posted August 6th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

Amazingly, Firefox users recently exceeded users of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (MSIE) on one of my servers. This is not just one site on the server either. It’s all of them. Even the ones not out for review to the web development community (three are:,, and The numbers? Well, they are presently averaging as follows:

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Posted July 22nd, 2005 by Mike Cherim ScreenShot
I just wanted to announce the launch of my company’s site about biological pest control and integrated pest management (IPM). It’s a rather expansive site, but it matches the subject matter to a tee. It, too, is expansive. The site took me about a month-and-a-half to make and that was a period of long hours. It represents half of what I’ve learned about web development (the other half was long ago tossed out the window.)

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