Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Blog Redesign Launched

May 8th, 2010

I’ve gone ahead and pushed out the blog redesign. I expect there will be a few teething issues, especially with elements which it wasn’t easy to test in either the mock-ups, or using WordPress’ preview function. It is just these kind of situations when running a local server would be useful.

I also intend to try and improve some of the shortcomings of the theme over the next few weeks, and add a few functions. For example, as it stands the site looks somewhat less exciting in Internet Explorer than in most other browsers. I haven’t even dared test it in IE6 yet, partly because I don’t even have access to a copy. With WordPress 3.0 launching soon I imagine I will also try and adapt the theme to take advantage of any improvements made.

A quick apology

Jul 1st, 2009

I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging recently, but unfortunately life is currently somewhat busy. I’m in the final three months of my PhD, and stress levels are rising. This has not been helped by having to arrange a move, as I’ll have to leave my current flat at the end of July. In Edinburgh this is somewhat difficult, as it means finding a place in the middle of festival season, somewhat complicated further by my requirement for a short term let.
I don’t mean to pretend that I’ve had no time for kicking back, but unfortunately it has meant that I’ve wanted by free time to be somewhat less productive than composing blog entries. Of course, I’m sure I’ll more than make up for this when I come to write my thesis, and blogging and twitter suddenly feel like huge distractions.

Spammers getting optimisitc

May 1st, 2009

Today I deleted the following message from my blog comments spam folder:

Very well written post however, I would recommend that you turn the No Follow off in your comment section.

Keep up the good work.

Oh sure, I’ll just make your spamming of my blog even more profitable.

Idiots!

Under Renovation

Feb 28th, 2009

Please excuse any temporary glitches with the website. It is currently undergoing a period of renovation as I migrate all my content into the blog system. This will be accompanied with a minor redesign to take into account the new organisation. While this takes place there are likely to be a few minor issues with the functioning of the website as I have no access to an alternative web-server for testing.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Rolling out an update

Sep 27th, 2007

I’m about to update to Wordpres 2.3. If everything looks odd I’m just ironing out the bugs.