Technology and the occasional justified rant



Happy 10th birthday WordPress

Once upon a time, was published using hand-crafted HTML. Updating the site was pain-staking and laborious work for the editorial staff, and a walk-out over poor working conditions in early 2007 prompted a re-think in the strategy. …

Another facelift

A couple of months ago I updated the theme of, but it wasn’t long before I decided I didn’t like it. After trying out a lot of themes I finally decided on Fresh and Clean by AJ

New in WordPress 3.4

As you all know (because it says so in the footer way down there at the bottom of the page) runs on the popular blogging platform WordPress. This is a good choice because it’s free, it has …


Every couple of years I like to freshen up the hallowed pages of, and looking back it seems that it was just over two years ago that the ModXBlog theme was applied. It has served the blog … on the iPhone

Thanks go to Paul Mooney for discovering a useful WordPress plug-in. WPtouch adds a mobile theme to a WordPress blog – a theme that is optimised for the iPhone or iPod touch. So rather than trying to navigate …

WordPress for the iPhone and iPod touch

Normally I’d be writing blog posts on my iMac or ThinkPad upstairs, but as WordPress for the iPhone / iPod touch is now available I can now write blog posts and (if necessary) approve and reject comments from …

I’ve landed on Planet Lotus

Yancy Lent set up a web site named Planet Lotus which aggregates the feeds of various Lotus-related web sites into a single feed served up into the site’s home page – very cool. This isn’t new news to …

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