frozen tidal wave

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Frozen Tidal Wave / Melting Glacier (via) Stunning images.

How to make a cup of tea

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Further to my Too Simple post, and in response to the comment from Annie about the state of software manuals, I thought I’d try and give a bit of insight into the basic workings of my profession. Yes, that’s right I DO have a day job. I am a technical author and I write software…

arena flowers

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Valentine’s Day looms, flowers to be purchased. We all know the prices go up, but only Arena Flowers actually state that (and explain why!) when you try and order ‘non-Valentines flowers’. So bonus points to them. You can get a 10% discount as well by entering VOUCHERCODES when purchasing flowers.

Too simple

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So here’s the thing. We all use computers to do things. Whether it’s hardcore hacking, or browsing the internet for aubergine recipes, it’s just a tool that does ‘stuff’. Right? As such, once you’ve mastered the basics and understand the main conceptual ideas, it’s a pretty easy tool to use. The mouse is relatively intuitive…

Friday Quiz Answers

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Right, you’ve had since Friday to chea .. answer these questions. How many did YOU get right?

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archive page works

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Finally got archive page working, looks rubbish but it’s a start. Next up, contact page. Can anyone say “microformats”?

Too.. many.. posts..

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Anyone else get this? Over the past couple of weeks I struggled to find inspiration for posts, I kinda clawed at a few things just to fill the space but I was aware it was an effort. Didn’t bother all that much, I’d just started a new job and my brain was busy processing a…

weird louis theroux

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Weird, or just wanting? Louis Theroux is an authority on weirdness. But he says his time off from TV has made him ask whether weird is just in the eye of the beholder – “the strangest behaviours are always answering some very normal human need – for love, for religious meaning, for a place in…

Friday Quiz

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Not long before I left my last place of work we started a Friday Quiz email. The winner has to post the questions for the forthcoming week and as I won last week.. 20 questions, a possible 28 points up for grabs and absolutely the best non-prize ever. Answers will be posted on Sunday. The…

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wordpress 2.1 template tag changes

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WordPress 2.1 template tags changes Useful info, found via the wonderful Lorelle. If you are a WordPress user, you should visit her site.

moving the blog

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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?

Post of the Week Launches

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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…

wordpress 2.1 installed

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Quick test that the upgrade to WordPress 2.1 went smoothly. Looks like it did. Some nice new features too.

comment moderation

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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…