Server Woes and silver linings (Pt ii)

| February 26, 2015

(I will explain why this is in two parts further on.)Then I discovered that their site could still be viewed on mobile so off I went. (The site is – don’t know if you can still see the directory structure but why not have a try. And a laugh.)This post is in two parts […]

And a tale of my server woes…

| February 26, 2015

On Tuesday morning I logged in and screamed. My site was displaying php code direct to the web, not rendering it at all. Relichost had notified me earlier this month that they were going to move name servers. That, with an occassional outage as the server re-pointed, I were prepared for. Failing to run the […]

Clueless Customers?

| February 23, 2015

I’m not sure if Seth Godin is still held up as a marketing genius. Certainly for me personally, the squidoo to hubpages debacle (after the giants debacle, after google debacle, after the royalties debacle, etc.) has eroded the mythos, but I found this old blog post of his quite interesting: Clueless In summary, he states […]

Can renewable energy run out?

| February 20, 2015

What happens when renewable energy runs out?Sounds daft, doesn’t it? It’s the question asked by a politico from UKIP (See the Independent- Feb 20th) that’s currently all over twitter and news sites, and forums (and annoying me because I’m getting buried by flyers from various parties at the moment and I don’t want to think […]

User Upgrade or vandalism?

| February 19, 2015

Yesterday morning I got up, logged into my machine and booted my browser. And discovered that the interface had changed, all my stored data was lost, my profile was corrupted, and the browser was locking into a restart cycle. Not want you want at 7a.m., but I honestly thought I’d been hacked or had a […]

Podcasting? Maybe not for me…

| February 9, 2015

I’ve been working with podcasters at work so I thought I might try linking a podcast to this blog as a nice feature. Since I don’t have time to read every post out I was looking for an automatic Text to Speech solution. Podcastomatic offers this free as does iSpeech, so I thought I would […]

Moving to Wizzley…

| February 8, 2015

A few more of the classic articles have moved to Wizzley, but two in particular should hold the attention: – The story of the Great Western – John Harrison’s watchesThese were purple star lenses, Lens of the Day on Squidoo and receiving 1,000 hits a day even as the site closed down. On Hubpages they […]

Blogging live, and 50 Wizzleys…

| February 6, 2015

You might notice the blogger account getting updated more frequently. I’ve moved from my alpha system to a beta API, so while the posts may not look pretty, the content should port and the issues with broken connection should stop.Not bad for someone dealing with their yearly bout of pneumonia. Drawn: The Painted Tower (PC […]

Kind of bittersweet.

| February 6, 2015

It’s far enough away from Christmas to mention this one now. Sad: Having a very sad event in the family just before Christmas and stopping to pick up some cards for the affected. Annoying: Being accosted by a more than usually obnoxious member of the Smile brigade: “Come on, smile, it’s Christmas. Everyone should be […]