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I had grand plans to redesign the Twin Cities, Minnesota Blog and then seamlessly, in the wee hours of the night, flip the domain switch so that, presto!, you, dear read, would be spared the experience you are currently…experiencing.

So much for grand plans.

Had I stuck to them, this blog would still be languishing in its previous design and would not enjoy the future benefits of the flexibility that WordPress provides.

This experience has taught me how much of a pain in the ass transferring a blog from TypePad to WordPress really is.

And not’s not comforting at all to me because I’ve got two more blogs worth of pain to endure.

Anyway, please bear with me as I configure this thing. You’re going to encounter some broken links as you explore. If you find any, please email me the URL so I can fix it: deerickson at gmail dot com.


The NFL Broke My Links!

The newly redesigned has a lot of great features and content but one major problem with it is that they changed the URL addresses for the individual player profiles and as a result, all the links I’ve made to them over the years in my pro football posts are now broken.

Here’s an example: The old link to Darren Sharper’s profile. The . If you look closely, you’ll see the URLs are different for both profiles but the old profile is not redirected to the new one.

It is something that can be fixed retroactively, so hopefully, they fix it.

I’m sorta thinking of linking to player profiles on Wikipedia from now on because they are less likely to change addresses.

If the details of’s broken links interest you, I’ve written about it at my .

So, if you’re running into broken links to football players, that’s why.

This Week In Internet Marketing – 1/24/06 – 1/27/06

Here’s a roundup of this week’s posts at my :

Reason 999 I Love The Internet

I love the Internet(s) so much. How much? This much:

One of the best things about the Internet is how pheonomenally easy it has made it to find new music. Then along come’s Fastboot’s music search engine to make it easy to not only find your favorite musicians/bands music online, but to play it right there on the search engine, as well.


My next, and last, sentence of this post was going to be: "Very cool; try it out."

But then I went back to the site and found that the website from which the Fastboot music search application was pulling music, Radioblogclub, had disabled the search engine.

Very, very sad.

Reason 4,553.98 Why I Love The Internet

I love the Internet(s) so much. How much? This much:

Mistakes can be hilarious, as Harry Shearer demonstrates to great effect each week. Shearer devotes a segement of his radio show, Le Show, to detailng the apologies of the week with The BeatlesUncle Albert playing in the background: We’re so sorry

Likewise, Craig Silverman‘s Regret The Error blog does a superb job of chronicling the mistakes of the news media. His December 13 post details 2005’s best errors and corrections,

The Correction of the Year goes to the Denver Daily News who ran a story that referred to New Jersey as "Jew Jersey." Oops.