moving the blog

I’m considering moving this blog. Not far, just into it’s own sub-directory to leave the URL as a ‘homepage’ for other uses. I’m sure with some re-directs I can make it fairly painless, but I’d welcome any suggestions or useful pointers?

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Post of the Week Launches

As mike says (and from where the bulk of this post has been lifted) Post of the Week is ready, and open, and waiting for YOU.THE MISSION. To highlight great writing on personal blogs. To draw attention to blogs that you might not have heard of before. To point you to one absolute guaranteed humdinger of a blog post, once a week, every week. Finally, and almost a year after the idea was first mooted, Post of the Week is ready for public display. I bet you never thought you’d live to see the day, did you? Absolutely everyone everywhere is heartily recommended to do any or all of the following: Nominate cracking good blog posts for inclusion, via the …

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comment moderation

I’m having some issues with comments being moderated. I’ve got WordPress set to allow immediate publishing of comments for people who fill in their name and email, and who have had a comment previously approved. The latter option doesn’t seem to be working though, hence the delay in some of your comments appearing on the screen. I’ll get it fixed ASAP.

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Change versus Routine

As I’ve mentioned before, I enjoy change. I think most people do, as the dull and predictable, staid and static life soons becomes a ditch-water dull drag. On the other hand, there is something to be said for routine. The familiar lends itself to easy comfort. At the moment I’m trying to balance the two, change and routine, routine and change. My work routine of the past few years has changed and, as that has the largest bearing on my time, the rest of my daily/weekly routine is changing too. But that’s fine, it was expected. Anticipated change is a good thing. The main stuff is first, when to leave the house in the morning, when best to leave the …

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intellipoint instant viewer

New version of Intellipoint mouse software from Microsoft comes with Instant Viewer, a ‘sort of’ Alt+Tab replacement. I’ve switched it to my unused right side button of my Intellimouse Optical and it’s proving very handy (by default it’s added to the scroll wheel). Download it here.

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wrongroom

Mark on the recent trend for full screen text editors “These programs aren’t for serious writers at all. They’re for the writer’s equivalent of script kiddies — people who want to go to Starbucks and pick up chicks with their MacBooks and their iPods and their glowing full-screen text editors.” Having tried a few of these, I have to agree with him. What IS the point?

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