Tag: blogging

September 27, 2012

Although not a great user of twitter, I have used it as a way of conveniently getting messages from devices like my Kindle through to my blog. Yes, I was doing it to post to the blog, but twitter gained the traffic as well. Except…

January 29, 2012

This is the latest entry in a blog I read, and it simply made me feel good. Thought I would share. My Tiny Plot » Blog Archive » My Local Unmanned Farm Shop “This is the till at my local farm shop. It’s unmanned. It’s…

November 7, 2011

For just over a week now, my script to import comments from LJ into WordPress has failed. The failure has been silent – i.e. it appears to work, but simply doesn’t import the comments. Posting of articles from WordPress to LJ is still working, it…

April 8, 2011

I signed up for a Twitter account, and maybe I should have been more anonymous than I was (didn’t occur to me), as already I have had people trying to sign up. The fact of the matter is that I wasn’t intending to use it…

April 4, 2011

Livejournal has been out for me all morning. I hadn’t seen anything reported on the web, until I removed my English Language filter on the news. According to Russian News (LiveJournal is owned by Russian company, SUP), there is a distributed Denial of Service attack…

August 10, 2010

My last post contained a large picture which was not hidden behind a cut, and so it inflicted itself across my LJ friend’s friends list. Apologies for this, but it was not intentional – as a result I have just unearthed a bug in my…

July 28, 2010

… do I repeatedly read a post in draft form and preview, but only after I publish it, and it cross posts to LJ do I spot the glaring typos and repeated words? … and then realise I forgot to add tags.

July 3, 2010

I have been doing stuff around the house today – essentially packing all my books away, so the kitchen cupboards and shelves can be transferred onto the lounge bookshelves, in preparation for the great kitchen tear-down. However, I then need to put the books (and…

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…