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Warning: This post was published more than 11 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 11 years since I wrote this post.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Many thanks for your understanding.

SpamI’m sorry to report that the site is currently receiving huge amounts of comment and trackback spam, and despite the filter managing to zap (literally) thousands of messages, a few are getting through, and are having to be deleted manually. This takes a silly amount of time, so apologies if posts are sporadic at the moment. As the filter updates over the coming days, I’m hoping the problem will resolve somewhat, though if it continues, I may have to consider other options like bringing back the captcha, which I’m not keen on doing, as it makes life difficult for large swathes of the population.

Is it worth making commenting more difficult for the sake of stopping this becoming a haven for the impotent and debt-ridden? It’s hard to tell. Let me know what you think.

It’s interesting to note that the number of spam emails making it through to my inbox has increased dramatically in the last few weeks, too. Presumably, the spammers have become wise to the latest attempts to stop them, and the next generation of spam-killers is required.

And then (yes, I know it’s a tenuous link) there’s the unwanted intrusion onto our TV programmes, with the confused Fathers 4 Justice invading last night’s National Lottery draw…


[ Please visit sjhoward.co.uk to view the video which appeared here ]

Visit sjhoward.co.uk to see the video which appears here.

If this site and blogging in general represents the supposed new media, and I’m posting videos of the supposed old media world of TV, does that mean I’ve just discovered a whole new medium, somewhere between old and new? 😉

This 875th post was filed under: Site Updates, Video.






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What I’ve been reading this month (published 4th March 2017)

Little design changes (published 28th March 2010)

Review: Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury (published 5th February 2014)

Photo-a-day 247: Sainsbury’s and traffic light labelling (published 3rd September 2012)

The A-Level Debate (published 16th August 2005)


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