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In Which I Bow To The Inevitable

No, I haven’t bought an iPhone, don’t be silly. Anyway, I’m happy with my Symbian based Nokia 5800XM and when I tire of it I’ll get an Android based phone. No, the inevitable is a little different. For background, I love to read and always have done. As a child, if I didn’t have a [...]

WordPress RC3

This is a kind of big deal. The next version of WordPress.org, version 3, is nearing release.  In fact, the release candidate 3 (RC3) is ready to be downloaded for people to test out. This site is still on v2.92, but I will be upgrading when 3 is released. So, what do we blog owners [...]

Zemanta Revisited

Way back in 2008, I wrote a brief post about Zemanta.  I think it’s about time I updated it. I use Zemanta every time I write a post. The artwork normally to the top left of any post is usually picked from a selection suggested by Zemanta. The tags I pick are, again, from a [...]

Rekonq

This is only really of interest to Linux users and especially to KDE users. Gnome and non-Linux users can switch off now. Rekonq is a webkit based browser that users of Google Chrome will find somewhat familiar. This is of special interest to me as it seems that the next version of Kubuntu (codename Maverick [...]

Older WordPress Versions Are Insecure

Image via CrunchBase I have said this many times before: UPGRADE WORDPRESS WHEN PROMPTED.  This one is in the style of “beating you about the head and body and then caning you across the eyeballs“.  Why?  Because a hack has been discovered that makes your older, more stable, more comfortable WordPress.org install very insecure and [...]

Fixing Your RSS Feed Problems in WordPress

A fix for the RSS feed blank line problem in WordPress.org