Blogroll Update

As you all may know, I try to make my blogroll a list of sites that I personally know, like and recommend, not just the equivalent of a telephone directory. Usually, I don't even consider adding new sites until they're at least a couple of months old, because I like to get a feel for the author's voice and see if their beliefs resonate with mine. But I have to make an exception just this once, because the author of this new site happens to be the person I'm married to, and I'm pretty sure our … [Read more...]

Please Hold for Technical Difficulties

Daylight Atheism was down most of today due to technical problems with my host. Sorry about that. All should be back to working order now. Since I couldn't log on to the site during the day, I wasn't able to put up a new post. The one I had written for today will be up tomorrow.In the meantime, I'm wondering if any technically savvy readers could help me untangle a mystery. In the first three days of December, I've gotten a huge amount of traffic - about one-third of what I normally get in an … [Read more...]

Important Site Note

I'm aware that Daylight Atheism was unavailable for some time earlier today. I'm looking into the cause with my site host.In the meantime, is anyone finding that they're getting mysteriously redirected to a site called b.scorecardresearch.com when trying to connect to Daylight Atheism? Several people have mentioned this to me in e-mail. If you're seeing this, I think it's caused by browser-hijacking malware on your computer and isn't related to the site outage, but I'm not completely certain. … [Read more...]

Meet Your Guest Admins

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm getting married tomorrow and will be away on my honeymoon for the following two weeks. I have a few posts written which I'll schedule for publication, and I may check in from time to time, but it's likely I'll be absent most days.However, Daylight Atheism won't be left to languish. I'm happy to introduce four regular commenters who've graciously agreed to step up as guest administrators while I'm gone. They'll monitor the site, approve comments, and maybe … [Read more...]

Find Me on Facebook

So, if this is the sort of thing that interests you, I've created a page for Daylight Atheism on Facebook. If you'd like to sign up as a fan, do so with my blessing, and help spread the word!At the moment, the page contains nothing but the RSS feed for this site. That may change, if I can think of any worthwhile information about me or about the site to put there. Suggestions welcomed. … [Read more...]

In Which I Am Not Filled With Optimism

Via Ophelia Benson, this unwelcome news: the Center for Inquiry's podcast Point of Inquiry, which I listened to regularly until now, is seeing a change in hosts. D.J. Grothe, who formerly conducted the interviews, is leaving to serve as the president of the James Randi Educational Foundation. He'll be replaced by a rotating series of hosts, and the most important of which, who's expected to conduct approximately half of Point of Inquiry's new interviews, is Chris Mooney.On its face, this is a … [Read more...]

Site Matters

I believe I've successfully upgraded the site to the newest version of WordPress. Hopefully, this will keep out hacker attacks like the one from a few weeks ago. I think all the glitches resulting from the upgrade have been ironed out, but if you see anything that doesn't work right, or that seems different from how you remember, please let me know.In the last reader feedback thread, the question was raised of adding a plugin to permit editing comments after they've been posted. Now that the … [Read more...]

Weekly Link Roundup

For the holiday season, some goodies this weekend:• First up, some music for the season: the blogger Lirone, of Words That Sing, in collaboration with William Morris, composer in residence at the British Humanist Association (did you know the British Humanist Association had a composer in residence? me neither!), has written a humanist carol, Gathering Round the Fire. It's 99 cents on iTunes, and all profits will go to the BHA. I downloaded and listened to it, and I enjoyed it greatly. … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Reader Feedback

I haven't had an open thread in a while, and I wanted to post one for this purpose. This is a thread for Daylight Atheism readers' feedback: on the site and the way I'm managing it.Do you have any complaints or grievances, general or specific, about the way the site is being run? Extravagant or effusive praise? Any recent posts you especially liked or disliked? Are there any regular features you'd like to see more of, or less of? Suggestions for something I haven't done yet but should? No … [Read more...]

Revised "About the Author" Page

I've revised the "About the Author" page that can be found via a link on the bottom of the sidebar. The first version of this page was dashed off just before Daylight Atheism was launched, and was never very informative. The new version is more detailed, so if you want to know more about the mysterious fellow behind this website, now's your chance.I've also added a new page, "Statement of Principles", also linked from the sidebar. This one sums up my core beliefs on a range of philosophical … [Read more...]


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