Enabling comments on this post to try out the capatcha and commenting systems.
Please try and post a comment if you’re a regular reader, and let me know how you get on..
Oh, I;d be really interested in people’s opinions on if they would be more or less inclined to comment if they had an account..
Update: comments now turned back on again, not sure how they got turned off, TBH..
So.. For general ridicule, these are my resolutions for new years. Don’t normally believe in that kind of thing myself, being more of a ‘JFDI’ kind of person, however, on the theory that putting them out there make it more likely to get done..
- Listen to music more, podcasts less (music podcasts count here).
- Don’t buy any more (e)Books, and read the ones I have!
- Practice the violin at least once a week and get back to lessons by the middle of the year
- Practice Tai Chi Chuan at least one morning in the week (hopefully with the family)
- Finally clear out the loft in time to fit insulation before next winter..
- Build something (perhaps more than one something) with my Raspberry Pi
- Get out to more live events with Mrs Kript and 2.0..
I’m giving myself some exclusion on the eBooks thing already; if another Humble eBook Bundle ships (since I support the model and want to promote it), the Hugo Awards Voters Packet (might get sticky this year with other projects but..), and if any of the following release new books; Jim Butcher, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Charlie Stross, Garth Nix (but only if he releases any more ‘Mr Fitz..’ stories), David Blank-Edelman, Tom Limonchelli and possibly Cory Doctorow, Ben Aabromovitch and Peter Morwood (if her releases another in the ‘Horse Lord’ series). Oh, and any work requirements for technical books, although since we now have individual SafariOnline subscriptions, that shouldn’t be needed, right (twitch)?
Yeah, the eBooks thing doesn’t look likely does it..?
When I first moved to WordPress from bloxsom, The process of creating a new header image wasn’t easy to understand for a graphics numpty like me. Fortunately, at some point between then and now, it got improved, and so I’ve been able to upload a better image.
The image is of the Guggenheim Museum and gallery in Bilbao, taken on our 2006 trip. Copyright me..
..not by design (of any kind), as the upgrade from 2.8.6 to 3.1 appears to have corrupted the default theme. I had to go through the motions of adding a new one before it seemed to correct itself and redisplay OK. Fortunately, the admin interface seemed untouched.
Anyway, comments and trackpacks and pings still disabled.
New artwork, copyright yours truly. Violin is a Frederic Paesold, 2009, if you care.
Enjoying blogging with the WordPress interface (BTW I’ll certianly take you up on your offer Chaileyf, thanks) much more so than the vi style bloxsom – the lack of posts is purely due to lack of time – so many interesting things to do!
I’m going to look into the assorted plugins, but my priority is the comments – I swear I’ve turned them off, or rather set the comments to only be allowed from people who have registered, and disallowed registrations, but I still get the odd spam, and have no idea how..
Its my first proper post on this blog, which, with the kind assistance of madhatter, I have now imported, including timelines. Hurrah!
So, as I found its not the easiest thing to work out, here’s how I did it;
Thanks to this page, I found the fragment of perl I needed to insert into the RSs generation script to add the publish date info. Once that was working, I increased the $num_lines variable to 900 (I had 853 blog entries to import), and reloaded the rss feed.
The page appears blank, but don’t be put off; the source is actually all the entries. I verified this contained the pubdate entry and all the blog posts, and saved it locally, then it was just a matter of going to the Manage..Import section and chosing RSS.
A new 21st Centuary blog, courtesy of The Madhatter!
Comments will be disabled while I get used to the system. Anyone recommend some good wordpress tips?