Tag: blogging

June 26, 2010

I use forum software (phpBB) to run my Board Game group’s website. One of the problems with doing this is spammers trying to sign up to the forum so they can spam it. Although I have safety precautions in place – no-one’s posts are made…

January 30, 2010

Using this little tip, I now have an rss feed of LiveJournal Friends posts appearing on my iGoogle page. I found the instructions easy to follow, except I didn’t realise the significance of the “&checkcookies=1” parameter, which is required if you either want protected entries…

January 23, 2010

I am in the midst of moving my various websites from their individual websites, to bring them altogether on a Virtual Private Server. I’ve been hosting with Xcalibre for several years, and I am not exactly abandoning them – they have sold off their hosting…

January 19, 2010

Overnight, my WordPress blog appears to have been hit by comment spam, and lots of it. Fortunately, none of it got through to the publicly viewed part of the website. I’ve now enabled a couple of features I hadn’t previously bothered with, which should put…

December 1, 2009

I have been doing a little bit of tidying up. In 2004, I was kindly invited to be the British Guest of Honour at Conterpoint, the American NorthEast Filk Convention. I’d originally planned to fly out the week before the convention, and maybe stay for…

December 1, 2009

I have been doing a little bit of tidying up. In 2004, I was kindly invited to be the British Guest of Honour at Conterpoint, the American NorthEast Filk Convention. I’d originally planned to fly out the week before the convention, and maybe stay for…

October 7, 2009

I love this. Blogger Beau Bo D’Or has come up with this spoof of the Royal Mail’s “Sorry You Were Out” notice.

April 2, 2009

I played about with the LiveJournal cross-poster last night, but it got late, and I’ve only just tested it out properly. To my surprise it all seems to work. With an addition of some CSS to my LJ template, my images are now appearing as…

April 1, 2009

It looks like I have run into a minor problem with how my WordPress blog is being forwarded to LiveJournal. This seems to have resulted from a change I made so that the posts on LJ are initially private until I can verify they look…

March 9, 2009

I haven’t posted anything to the blog for a couple of weeks. This is because I’ve been taking my website apart, in order to rebuild it. I will post more about it later, but the short version is this. I have moved my main blog…

February 24, 2009

Further to my previous post, it turned out that LiveJournal’s handling of custom domains wasn’t as clever as I’d hoped. As a result, I’ve reverted back to Blogger as my main blog.

February 23, 2009

Since January, my blog, hosted at Blogger, has been mirrored to this LiveJournal account. The mirroring process has worked without a hitch, but I’ve become dissatisfied that although the articles on both sites are the same, I haven’t found a way to do the same for any comments made.