I’ve been making several changes to the blog this week and also thought it worth reminding you of a few others I’ve made before. If some pictures and forms aren’t rendering correctly, make sure you clear your browser’s cache. This will also improve some of the responsive design so that the blog looks better on tablets and mobile phones.
Just last week I got approval from Twitter to change this blog’s primary handle from @travel_codex to the much simpler @travelcodex. Anyone who was following already shouldn’t need to change anything — Twitter manages to change all that stuff on the backend pretty seamlessly. But if you decide to send me a message and just start typing, making sure you send it to the new username.
Today's most excellent news: Twitter granted my request to take over a dormant account. Find me at @travelcodex without the underscore.
— Scott Mackenzie (@travelcodex) June 4, 2016
Apple News or RSS
My wife does not normally read my blog. She gets the email newsletter, but even that just goes unopened. However, she does read Apple News. You can search for and find Travel Codex on Apple News, or click on that link if you’re using an iOS device to sign up automatically.
If you don’t like Apple News, you can subscribe to a full-length RSS feed. All the pictures, text, and links with none of the display advertising.
Daily and Weekly Email Updates
I don’t put in the effort to write a real newsletter — anything I think worth publishing goes on the blog. But if you want to get updates by email rather than just visit the homepage, I’ve restored the option to get weekly updates. Daily was just too often for some people.
Daily updates are sent out every day at 4 PM if there’s something new. Weekly updates are sent out only on Fridays, also at 4 PM. If you’re subscribing for the first time, everyone gets the daily newsletter by default. Click on the link at the bottom of the email to update your delivery preferences — or subscribe using this link to pick your favorite from the start.
Email, Facebook, and LinkedIn
By far the best way to get in touch with me is email. Just send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. I like to think that I’ve been doing a much better job in recent months of providing prompt replies, usually on the same day.
And, yes, I still have my open forum for any and all questions. It doesn’t get as much traffic now that I’ve buried it in the navigation menu, but that will be fixed eventually.