Dear Comment Spammer

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To the lovely people who have left some comments on my blog recently, and who may be wondering why they haven’t appeared. It’s because you have a URL that takes me to a completely unrelated product website. That and it’s obvious that you’ve not fully read the blog post in question. I realise you are,…

On blog comments

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I always get excited when I see an email in my inbox with a subject line that starts “WordPress:…” as it means someone has commented on one of my blogs. Such a simple delight I know but hey, you take pleasure in the little things I guess. Sometimes that delight is instantly crushed when I…

Wordle

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Ahh the internet is full of simple pleasures, like Wordle. Give it the URL of your blog, a chunk of text, or your del.icio.us username and you get something like this (click for fullsize, requires Java):

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Redirecting Question

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Note: This is a techie question, all those not interested, look away now. (and no, I’m not doing very well at the whole ‘staying away from the blog to be productive thing…) [update]SORTED!!! That nice man wot writes Hydragenic came through for me (apparently he would ‘not be defeated’, he cracked it second time round)….

Spot the difference

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I’ve changed the name of this blog, well the banner image, from Informationally Overloaded to One Man Blogs. As no-one has mentioned this I presume no-one has noticed but there was some thinking behind this (and hey, you know me well enough by now that I have to analyse it a little, right?). 1. I…

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Web apps are not products

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Matt Haughey is, amongst bloggers, pretty well known and respected. He recently wrote up his thoughts on weblog applications and, as they mirror some of my thinking, I thought I’d expand on this theme here. The title of the post, Bottom line, all weblog apps suck in some way, was borne of frustration and outlines…

Who ARE you people?!

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I continue to dip in and out of the current crop of social networking.. umm.. websites … applications? … ummm webapps.. or however the hell they are collectively known (I’m desperately trying NOT to use the “Web 2.0” tag here). None of them have particularly stuck with me, at least not yet, and they all…

Site note

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The domain www.gordonmclean.co.uk no longer points at this site. There is a holding page there for now, and it won’t ever be much more than that, a place to get information about me, a URL I can use to link to without direct fear of dumping people straight into this blog. It will be expanded…

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A friendly reminder

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If you currently link to this site, please update your bookmarks, links, blogrolls and whatnot to http://www.onemanblogs.co.uk/. The previous URL (gordonmclean.co.uk) will stop forwarding to this site at the end of the month. You have been warned.

Moving Identities

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Changes are afoot. I wonder why that is, why are they never “ahand” or “aknee”? Anyway, having received notice that I’m shortly due to renew my hosting account for this site, I’ve decided that now is probably a good a time as any to move my site. I’ve been reasonably pleased with 34sp in the…

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?

Firefox Extensions Revisited

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Been a while since I waffled on about Firefox, but with 2.0 in Alpha (no I’ve not tried it yet, and I’d suggest you leave it well alone too) I thought it might be a good time to look at the current extensions I’m using. I’ve tried many different extensions but have pared things down…

Discussing Design

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Sometimes I start writing a post with no idea where it will head. What follows is a bit of a meandering waffle… Recently I asked for some suggestions for content (which I duly ignored, sorry about that). The still-blogless Donalda suggested: Every so often you do a “here is what my site looked like in…

Getting Organised

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Bookmarks dotted about all over the place. A del.ico.us account that rarely gets used. Various clever Firefox extensions. My miniblog. My custom start page. My blogroll(s). Bloglines. The sites I “use”, the sites I visit, the useful sites, the information sites, so many sites, so much information and so many ways of filtering and accessing…

Round and Round

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I understand spammers, they blast out millions of emails in the hope of catching a few gullible fools. Simple enough, even if I would like to string a few of the buggers up, smear them in jam and crack open a wasps nest. Referrer spam isn’t new but appears to be on the rise, well…