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    Question to my readers

    I’ve noticed that sometimes the size of the browser window knocks the right column down to the bottom of the window instead of in the right column. In other words, some of you may see this instead of this This happens more on Internet Explorer than on other browsers (if you’re interested, 60% of MountainRunner’s readers use some version of IE, 30% use FireFox, and the remaining 10% includes Safari, Opera, Conqueror, Camino (?), and others). The problem must be with the resize code and is triggered only by a precise pixel width, but I’m not sure how to fix it. I’ve tried modifying the CSS, but what works in one…

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    Another way to Add MountainRunner to your Google Page

    Many of you don’t use RSS readers like Newsgator, instead preferring to read MountainRunner through the email delivery option (nightly delivery of the day’s posts) or one the feed aggregators like PageFlakes, NetVibes, etc. Feedburner makes it easy for you to read MountainRunner using virtually any reading platform or technique you have. But there’s another option in town now. MountainRunner is now available as a native iGoogle gadget. This gadget is created specifically for the Google personalized home page and allows me to give you a little more information, with a customized layout, than before.   Check it out. Or, continue to use the the “old” version for your Google page, it’s not going anywhere. Choice is good. Comments…

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    New Custom Search Engine on the home page

    There’s a new feature on MountainRunner (h/t CARL, see below): a custom search engine (CSE). The MountainRunner CSE, available at the top right of the home page searches the entire Blogroll and all the Recommended Sites listed on the lower left of the home page. There is even a gadget to add the MR Custom Search Engine to your iGoogle home page: Suggestions for additional blogs and sites are welcome. On CARL, the blog of the Combined Arms Research Library, US Army Command and General Staff College, or the CARL Book Blog for short, got creative with its Google searching: We’ve created this custom search engine that targets 14 selected blogs relating…

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    Available for Consultation and Contract Work

    Responding publicly to inquiries, MountainRunner is available for consultation and contract work. I do spend a considerable amount of time analyzing and writing on the subjects posted on this blog for a variety of projects. Please email me here to discuss.

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    Sporadic Posting

    I’ve got lots of things to post, but too little time to do it right now. Tomorrow, look for some catch-up through the end of the week. Next week, I’ll be in DC (more on that tomorrow)… 

  • Admin,  Counterinsurgency

    Updating the Blogroll

    Two new additions to the blogroll: First, Abu Muqawama (“Father of the Resistance”). Recommended for the counterinsurgent in you. His post today Insanity in Afghanistan is spot on. How would you respond to this question: How do these events affect your efforts to win the hearts and minds of the people in Afghanistan? Do you think you’d respond like this? I — well, to the extent that people understand that we’re working there on — working on their behalf, I think in the long run they understand that these actions — any loss of innocent life isn’t intentional on our part and that we certainly hope that they understand that. I’m not…

  • Admin,  ICT

    Where are You?

    Finally, after sending Statisfy to Sean and Mark (see live hits for TPM Barnett and ZenPundit), I finally inserted the code into this blog: StatisfyMountainrunner. Kind of cool… at times. Sometimes it’s just dead, but others, it’s hopping. While on live mapping of visitors, I was looking at maps of who visited last month and thought the end of month maps for April 07 were interesting. Below are the visitor locations from Africa, Middle East (er, SE Asia), and Asia. Sometimes there are little surprises on where the hits come from… Fascinating demonstration of global communications.  

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    Admin note on RSS

    This applies only to a couple dozen readers: when I changed from TypePad to MovableType a while back, I allowed the original feed path (http://feeds.feedburner.com/typepad/ezzp) to continue. This is a heads up that if you’re one of the few on this old RSS, you should see a note to convert to the primary, and soon only, RSS path the bulk of you are on: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Mountainrunner. That’s it.