About Michael Moncur

Updated June 30, 2005 11:48 am  

Michael Moncur is the author of a number of books about Web development, networking, and other technical topics. He runs a number of Web sites including The Quotations Page, the Web’s oldest and most popular famous quotations site, which entertains over 10 million visitors per month.

Michael lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife, Laura, and various pets.

About Figby.com

Yes, it’s yet another personal weblog. Occasionally I find myself ranting about technology news or web sites and annoying the heck out of anyone nearby. This site lets me do that and bore the general public rather than my friends and relatives.

You won’t find anything here about my personal life. I do post updates about my books and web sites here occasionally. You can find out more about me and my books at my professional information site.

About the name: At some point I started using figby.com as a silly example URL in books. Later, I registered the name and put this site here. Also, the mouse’s name is Figby.

Technical Stuff: This weblog runs a heavily tweaked version of the excellent WordPress. It uses a number of plug-ins, such as EZStatic and Nick’s Recent Posts, and some custom PHP code.

I originally wrote my own weblog software in PHP and MySQL, but WordPress works better and takes less work from me. If you want to write your own weblog code, you might find this article helpful.

(c) 2001-2007 Michael Moncur. All rights reserved, but feel free to quote me.
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