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My, my, my, it’s been a long time!

May 30th, 2014 No comments

Well, I haven’t blogged anything here in a long time….. Careful whilst I crank this dusty handle to make sure that it’s all still working.

Standby, I’m planning a new post!

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BBC NEWS – Auschwitz launches Facebook site

October 15th, 2009 No comments

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Auschwitz launches Facebook site.

Hmmm, I don’t think:

“Mark’s become a fan of Auschwitz”

is something I particularly want people to see……

Maybe I won’t join  that group just yet….

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A Change of Look

April 13th, 2009 No comments

The slightly observant of you will have noticed that I have changed the theme on this site. I was inspired to do whilst I upgraded the site to the latest version of WordPress.

Whilst the old theme was OK, there are a couple of annoying little glitches that bothered me, not to mention that it made no attempt at (visually) indicating that there was an RSS feed available.

Hopefully, the new theme should solve a lot of those problems (although, I’m yet to try it on a slightly smaller screen).

The other benefit of upgrading of course is that the app for my iPhone now works. Well done to the developers that changed the app so that it would only work with the latest version, and didn’t tell anyone. Genius!

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Upgrading WordPress

November 30th, 2008 No comments

It never ceases to amaze me how simple it is to upgrade a WordPress installation. In fact, just how easy it is to play with WordPress configurations in general.

I’ve now had to upgrade WP twice since going-live with it, due to various bug fixes and security fixes. Each time, it’s been a simple process of downloading the latest version, and copying files across. Nothing major, and nothing taxing. There are a few gotchas, but the documentation tells you precisely what to do and how to avoid them.

Even when I was beta testing WP and importing existing posts in to WP, I was investigating how to move it from one directory to another (so that it didn’t run in a subdirectory). Doing that, I thought, would be a complicated process. Not so. It’s still fairly simple, and most importantly, the WordPress documentation has a document about precisely how to move the files around, what order to do it in and how not to break stuff (although I did, and was quickly able to fix that thanks to the documentation).

That, is precisely how software should be. Simple, as long as you’re not scared about moving files around.

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Wow, New Blog!

November 8th, 2008 No comments

Hopefully, the more observant of you will have noticed that this website has changed.

Yup, it’s true, I’ve finally updated this site. As promised previously, it now runs off of a WordPress engine, and has a new theme. I’ve also cleared out the cobwebs and got rid of a load of tat that was unfinished and was lingering around.

The other bonus of this, means that I’m now writing my first blog post on my iPhone.

Brilliant!

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Looks Like I’ve Got Everything Working Again….

December 7th, 2004 No comments

Having lost a lot of stuff when I lost my hosting, I’ve had to rebuild everything from scratch. The final piece of the jigsaw is my remote blog entry tool.

Hopefully, if you are reading this, then I’ve got that working too!

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Guess Who’s Back

December 3rd, 2004 1 comment

Back again….
Armswiper’s back….
Tell a friend!

Woohoo! After about a month offline, I’m back and better than ever baby!

Unfortunately the last host I was using got cut off, so now I’m having to pay for hosting, but hey. The worst part about it though is that I’ve lost all of my database entries so have lost everything that was in my blog in the past.

I’ve learnt a few lessons on my way, one is ALWAYS back up your email, and your database contents and it’s structures on a regular basis.

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