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Mar 1st, 2015 at 9:45:44 am

tcr! · Mar 1, 2015 at 9:45 am

arnold adding war paint

Peeps, I had been putting something off on the site until I read Matt Gemmell’s Permalinks article last night. It gave me the mental push I needed. After a few hours of work this morning, I removed all the year and month numbers from the article URLs.

Example:

  • Old — tcrbang.com/a/2015/02/peace_out_mr_nimoy_spock/
  • New — tcrbang.com/a/peace_out_mr_nimoy_spock/

It’s not huge in the grand scheme of things but there may be a broken link here or there. Maybe in an email from the site. Maybe you click a button and something doesn’t look quite right, etc. Don’t worry, it’ll all get sorted out in the next few days.

One item from the Permalinks article though:

But that won’t work if I have duplicate titles!

Like the doctor said: so don’t do that. Challenge yourself to create brief, unique, effective titles. I have over 1,100 posts on this site, and there aren’t any duplicate titles.

(While you’re at it, shorten your titles, too. Make every word earn its place. You’re going for a timeless, headline-like quality - not the waffly, run-on title of a scientific paper.)

tcrbang.com isn’t out to become the New Yorker but good titles count.

However… There are times when I don’t want to craft a title like a dwarf forging a golden hammer. Maybe the content is short and speaks for itself. Maybe I’m lazy. That’s fine, too. Then I just leave the default date/time stamp as the title.

Of course, there’s no judgement so carry on as usual. Just consider your titles as you consider your articles. :-)

#tcr #animatedGIFs

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Feb 28th, 2015 at 10:32:24 am

tcr! · Feb 28, 2015 at 10:32 am

cinnamon sugar french toast sticks this morning 1 cinnamon sugar french toast sticks this morning 2

Cinnamon sugar French toast sticks this morning.. If Maggie asks, how can I refuse?

#photos #frenchtoast

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Whiplash movie review?

tcr! · Feb 27, 2015 at 9:52 pm

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Whiplash (2014 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Whiplash is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle based on his experiences in the Princeton High School Studio Band. The film stars Miles Teller as a student jazz drummer who seeks the respect of an abusive teacher played by J. K. Simmons. It also stars Paul Reiser and Melissa Benoist.

Anybody seen it? I’ve always had a sweet spot for Mr. Simmons since he played Vernon Schillinger in Oz.

#movies

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 28, 2015 at 7:31 am

saw it. it was an excellent movie. deep and dark. the teacher is a bully.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 28, 2015 at 7:46 am

i purposefully didn’t say i loved it. it’s hard to watch. i have survived such treatment.

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 28, 2015 at 8:56 am

Not an original then…but will work well if you’re in the mood for emotional punishment from an authority in the name of personal growth. :-D

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Feb 27th, 2015 at 6:52:10 pm

tcr! · Feb 27, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Peeps, finally new House of Cards episodes on Netflix.

house of cards feb 27 2015

#photos #tv #houseofcards

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 2, 2015 at 8:16 am

Episode 1 of Season 3 — Too much emphasis on Doug’s brutality recovery. Not enough of Frank’s zinger insights. Not enough of Claire’s sexual callous.

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Feb 27th, 2015 at 5:51:59 pm

tcr! · Feb 27, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Peeps, swing for the fences. Nobody took home the gold for getting to first base.

#protip

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Peace out, Mr. Nimoy Spock

tcr! · Feb 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Leonard Nimoy (Spock of Star Trek) dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.

“I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question.”

#rip #startrek #spock

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Adam Savage’s Overlook Hotel Maze Model

tcr! · Feb 27, 2015 at 12:40 pm

More: Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at The LACMA

#videos #theshining

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Feb 27th, 2015 at 6:10:40 am

tcr! · Feb 27, 2015 at 6:10 am

peanuts play it again will you

#comics #peanuts

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 27, 2015 at 7:44 am

says it all

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Net Neutrality is a go

tcr! · Feb 26, 2015 at 3:35 pm

net neutrality letter from obama

Net Neutrality: A Free and Open Internet

The FCC just voted in favor of a strong Net Neutrality rule to keep the Internet open and free. That happened because millions of Americans across the country didn’t just care about this issue. Read a special thank-you message from the President, then learn more about how we got to where we are today.

This is “so much win” for real.

#internetss #freedom

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tism tism · Feb 26, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Yup indeed.

Got my celebration e mail from Mr Mozilla Mark Surman:

VEsF

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Feb 26th, 2015 at 6:24:47 am

tcr! · Feb 26, 2015 at 6:24 am

Miss Coffee, so damn good to see you this morning! I’ve missed you since yesterday.

miss coffee brewing

#coffee #photos

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 26, 2015 at 6:33 am

First cup. So much win. #starwars

miss coffee first cup

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