www and Apostrophe Free

Well in case y’all haven’t noticed, there’s been a couple changes around here. Here’s a summary:

No WWW – it’s just http://reubenscube.net. If you put the www in there, no big deal… you’ll still end up at the right place. But just so we’re all clear, there’s no www in any of the post or feed URL’s. For no reason other than it’s unnecessary and I felt like getting rid of it.

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No Apostrophe in the Blog Title – and it’s all one word. ReubensCube. Why? Because in a couple instances (like in notification emails to post subscribers) the apostrophe was turned into a jumble of html nonsense, so people were getting emails from something like Reuben&;*&!s Cube. And I couldn’t sleep at night because of it. I’m sure there’s a workaround, but I don’t want to spend the time to figure it out.

I kept having nightmares where I would be sitting at the computer, with a 2-year-old Kung Pao playing on the floor. Then she says something like, “Daddy, come play trucks with me!” And I want to, but I’m so agitated about the apostrophe’s that I turn into Eric Cartman all of a sudden.

And I’m like “NO, BABY! Daddy’s blog is rendering his apostrophes in email notification emails as garbled html!”

And nobody wants that, so we’re just getting rid of the apostrophe, ok?

Plus I kind of have a theme going where I take two words and smash them together into a single word:

  • SingleSpeed (defunct)
  • VeloTraffic
  • ReubensCube

right? Ok. Glad we got that settled.

So, any other features you’d like to see here at ReubensCube?

6 comments to www and Apostrophe Free

  • I can’t believe you cut Cartman off!! Just before he got to the really fun part of the clip, too.

    Trust me, you’ll still get plenty pissed off/with at Kung Pao, but you’ll be a master at hiding it. It’s God’s way of ensuring we don’t kill our offspring, he makes us irrationally forgiving of our children.

  • @Katie – well there might be children reading this blog (theoretically anyway)! Think of the children for heaven’s sake!

  • Liz

    Glad you clarified about the apostrophe, because I wondered as well… I’m kind of a punctuation/grammar lover, but your reasons are justified.

  • @Liz – so glad to have your approval!

  • Andy

    Reuben Scube

  • Every third Tuesday of each month, the blog name will officially be changed to ReubenScube