Posts Tagged ‘Blogging’

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.


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Long Time No Blog!

June 29th, 2006 1 comment

I’ve just realised that I haven’t blogged anything in ages!

It’s mostly down to the fact that I have been so bloody busy recently that I haven’t had time to even think about anything other that work!

To cut a long story short, my company are sending me to Australia. I have a lot of work to do in the time between now and when they were going to send me. So far, as well as two 37 and a half weeks, I’ve clocked up another 23 hours of overtime.

I’ve just found out that the date I leave on could be up to two weeks later than we originally expected. That’s good, as it gives me more time to prepare, and means that I can take some time off on flexi-time so that I can catch up on some sleep! It is bad though because they could have told me sooner, and it means that I could have raced at the Kingston Regatta next weekend! Damn them!

Never mind, I still get a trip to Australia out of it!

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Where Did May Go?

June 1st, 2006 No comments

Several revelations have just hit me. For starters, where the hell did April and May go? I’ve “lost” months before, but never two in a row, without even realising it!

Secondly, I haven’t blogged that much in those months, guess I’m too busy or something. Compare the number of posts in the archive from May 2006 to January 2005, and you realise how little I’ve done!

Finally, I’ve now done over 300 posts. I managed it the other day without even realising it. Fortunately, number 300 was a good one, Dancing Like a White Boy!

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An Interesting Occurance!

March 27th, 2006 No comments

I’m probably tempting fate with this post, but hey!

I can’t quite understand it, but the relentless stream of comment spam I’ve received over the past 6 months has completely stopped. Unfortunately, I still get loads of trackback spam, but the comment stuff has just inexplicably stopped.

Perhaps the spammers have realised that they can’t get through my vetting system! Not sure…. I’m awaiting a new tsunami of spam now….

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Bloody Hell!

February 21st, 2006 1 comment

I’ve just realised that I haven’t blogged anything in ages.

I guess the reason is that I have been quite busy recently. Not one thing in particular, but lots of little things here and there! So in no particular order:

  • I’ve hurt my shoulder rowing
  • Saw “The Darkness” the other day in Brighton – Amazing
  • A particularly fabulous person bought me “Alice Cooper – Classicks” – he still rocks.
  • At work, I’ve been pimped-out to the Web Development department – expect a rewrite of this site soon!
  • Volunteered to do the London to Brighton Bike Ride this year – should be fun!
  • It’s my birthday this Friday – Rich, doesn’t seem like a year ago you came down for my last birthday! Feel like doing it this year? 😉
  • Broken my second iPod in one year
  • Bought iPod shuffle (see above! Can’t break the HDD in that little bugger!)
  • Plus many more things I have forgotten about!
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Christmas Is Over

January 5th, 2006 No comments

… at work at least.

We spent 5 minutes this morning tearing down the decorations, which will probably end up in the bin – we are moving offices this year, and we won’t have anywhere to store them until next Christmas, so we will probably have to buy a new set then too.

It seems to have gone incredibly quickly this year (or 2005 at least). Last year’s Christmas seemed to last forever, where as this time, its flown by. Must be getting old.

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Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2006 No comments

Happy new year everybody.

I can’t quite believe that 2005 was over so bloody quickly, but never mind – time marches on!

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When Mark Met Richard

November 6th, 2005 No comments

Following on from my previous rant about feeling old, I also remembered the other day about when I first met Richard!

Turns out, we met in our very first Electronics practical class in our first year at Uni, and got talking because we both had Nokia 8210 phones…..

The rest is just history

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July 20th, 2005 No comments

Christ, I’ve just spent a hell of a long time updating this blog. I need to manually change links (so that they appear at the bottom of the post when looking at the post along with comments and trackbacks), and to add categories to each post. Unfortunately, I hadn’t done this for some time, so I’ve had to change the links on about 10 posts, and add categories to about 30!

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