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Archive of posts filed under the Idiot’s Journey category.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Because I hold you all in such high regard (*pause, gesture, sincere forehead*) I’m going to come clean about a few things.  Things you need to know about. (*pause, gesture, furrowed brow*).  Some of these things you will have noticed immediately, others you may not have (*look around, meeting everyone’s eye, sincere half-smile*). My all-knowing [...]

How To Test Out Linux

I won’t bore you with my personal journey with Linux (it’s pretty much try, give up, try again, give up, try again, distro hop, pick a distro), but based on this comment, I thought it would be worthwhile discussing how best to try Linux out and the reasons you could find it useful to do [...]