Archive for the 'blogs' Category

Follow the Twitter Feed

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Lately, I have been mostly microblogging via Twitter. It updates my blog (see the sidebar on the right), my Twitter followers (all two of them) and my Facebook status. Having changed job recently I have precious little free time to write full blog articles. I’m thinking about directly adding my tweets to the blog as […]

Recent Upgrade

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

I have just updated to the latest version of WordPress which is the software that runs this blog. If anything is strange, let me know.

Spam Avalanche

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

I’ve been away on holiday. On my return I had over 1,000 messages waiting, most of which were blog spam. I spent a considerable amount of time cleaning all that up. So I’ve now taken steps to reduce spam on this blog by closing comments on posts older than 21 days. Back soon with photos […]

Changing Font

Monday, March 13th, 2006

A friend of mine told me a while ago that he doesn’t particularly like Arial as a typeface. I’ve been pondering that ever since, because it’s my default font for this site. I just read an article that correlates font or typeface choice with better academic grades. Whether that’s right or not, I expect that […]

Blogging for Cash?

Friday, February 24th, 2006

The Internet used to be a place where people did academic research, wrote a few personal emails, and had a few websites to pick from that were idiosyncratic to say the least. There were newsgroups with binary images that had to be decoded to be viewed. It was mostly text, and website information content was […]

Reading RSS? Subscribed by e-mail?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

How do you read this blog? How do you read other blogs? Are you still surfing around randomly, or have you started organising yourself around subscriptions? Perhaps you’re reading this whilst surfing on a blog traffic exchange like Blog Explosion or Blog Advance? I provide a form on the right hand side (the “sidebar” as […]

A Year in Review

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

An Internet game based on the Tour de France last summer led me to write to a daily email review of results and standings. The means I chose to publish those emails to the web to have an archive readable online by all participants was the blogging platform WordPress. Soon the Tour was over, but […]

Neat, like a shot of Tequila

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

One of the things about living away from England so long is that most people miss that which is quintessentially English, or was an integral part of their experience growing up; like HP sauce, proper tea, marmite (yuk!), and decent beer – IPA, bitter or generally “real ale” as we call it. I’m not going […]