Blogger bug fixed

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So it seems that Blogger have a solution for their recently introduced layout problems. Log in to Blogger. On the dashboard, select your blog. Select the Settings tab. Select the Formatting option. Scroll down and set Enable float alignment to No. This will stop Blogger adding those nasty <div clear:both> tags. Everything is explained in…

Snippets

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Well done Canada and Spain. ~ That other site I run has just hit a landmark, 300 members. Wow. It’s been a fun couple of years and I’m hoping the next couple will be even better (irons in fire, etc etc). ~ Now, I have to admit I feel slightly guilty* when I go on…

Handling Referrer Spam

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Thankfully this is not an area I’ve had much experience in, so I’ve done a little Googling and come up with some interesting ideas and ways to handle referrer spam. Firstly it helps to know if you are being hit hard by it, and for that you’ll need access to server logs or a basic…

Yen Rotunda

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Off to dinner at Yen Rotunda, a yen oriental & teppanyaki restaurant, where 20 or so of us will be dining in the teppanyaki section. It’s my first time in that restaurant and my first time experiencing teppanyaki and I’m quite looking forward to it. The fact that the company is stumping up the lion…

Torquay

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So on Friday we head for sunny Torquay, the place where the world’s most famous mystery writer, Agatha Christie, was born in 1890. Torquay as we know it dates back to the end of the 18th Century, with the source of the name still offering some confusion. It’s either the “little harbour” (Torre Quay) or…

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Referrer Spam

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Well it looks like the buggers are at it again. Anyone else getting huge numbers of referrer links from the likes of: potassium-rich-foods DOT ipupdater DOT com topamax-side-effects DOT ipupdater DOT com ambien-side-effects DOT ipupdater DOT us And will someone PLEASE tell me what they are trying to achieve with this? Is someone actually paying…

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Snippets

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Remember to download Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (Pastoral) from the Beeb today. Thankfully I’ll be able to get them all before we go on holiday. Symphonies 7, 8, 9 are released over the coming days. ~ Blogger have admitted, as suspected, that they added some code to support their new offering of “Blogger Images”. They do…

Planning

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Dragged the suitcases down from the loft last night and started compiling lists of things to be taken on holiday. Clothes, towels, toiletries, books, shoes, camera, various electrical chargers, and… well that’s the thing. I keep thinking we’ve forgotten something, I’ve got travel directions, booking confirmation codes, AA membership (which I thought had lapsed but…

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Summer Burn 2005

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Yeah I signed up again, my third year (I missed 2004 because Louise was in hospital I think) and this is my playlist: 01 The B52’s : Love Shack 02 The Beach Boys : Sloop John B 03 Bran Van 3000. : Drinking in L.A. 04 Chungking : Come With Me 05 The Kinks :…

This and that

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Blogger is being an arse. As zoe recently found out they’ve started adding extra code to each post, thereby screwing up her site and (for a short while last night) my miniblog. So until they sort it out the miniblog is on hiatus. UPDATE: Fixed zoe’s site thanks to this forum post. Will look at…

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Phew

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What a cracking day, I’m nicely pink after spending all day in the garden (which now actually looks like a garden rather than a collection of plants and weeds), nicely full after a nice dinner out with my parents, and nicely prepared to go away on holiday at the end of the week… Actually, scrap…

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Bye Bye Big Blogger

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Ta ta Big Blogger, it was fun. Sort of… Yes I’ve jumped the fence and left the rest of the housemates to it, just too much going on and I can’t do it justice. If I’m honest it’s just all a bit too chaotic and random for me at the moment, but best of luck…

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Start me up

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It’s getting very techie around here isn’t it, last one for a … well… a couple of days at least. If you are anything like me when you sit down and turn on your computer you really want it to start as fast as possible. You don’t want to have to wait until Windows loads…

Broadband Baby!

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I recently signed up for Odeo, the podcast service, and during the signup process I was greeted with the following message: Having your subscriptions auto-magically downloaded to your computer is a big part of what Odeo is all about. For that to happen you need to have a copy of the Odeo Syncr. It’s only…

Firefox momentum

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Almost 66 million people have downloaded the Firefox browser, and whilst I’m sure those stats can be manipulated (lies, damned lies…) it’s still an impressive number, and it’s one that keeps on rising. I know I’ve been banging on about it for ages now, but evidence that it is being taken seriously can be gathered…