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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how 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 very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

A couple of site updates have happened over the last few days. Firstly, the Javascript error IE users were reporting has been fixed. It wasn’t really an error as such, so much as something IE wanted to moan about. Switch!

Secondly, I’ve finally got round to embedding audio files rather than merely linking to them. This is something that’s been bugging me ever since I’ve used (albeit third-party) embedded videos. Now, posts which rely on audio (like this one or this one) now have an embedded audio player, which is fairly self-explanatory (press the play button!)

I’ve uploaded more work, particularly here, which I hope will be of some use to someone at some point.

There was half an hour or so of downtime a couple of days ago when I, quite literally, pressed the wrong button, and zapped much of the site’s template into oblivion. Thank goodness for Google Desktop‘s caching feature! If that didn’t exist, neither would much of the site right now…

WordPress 2.0.4 is currently in the final stages of Beta testing, so I anticipate upgrading shortly. As usual with platform alterations, an announcement will be posted on the blog.

Other than that, everything’s running pretty tickety-boo at the moment. Woohoo!

Update – I’m now on WordPress 2.0.4 – the update was released about three hours after I posted this, and was installed within 9 hours of release.

This 913th post was filed under: Site Updates.

More posts worth reading

What I’ve been reading this month (published 3rd December 2018)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 3rd November 2018)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 6th October 2018)

Royal wedding postponed for Pope (published 4th April 2005)

Welcome to 2007 (published 1st January 2007)

2D: Apple (again) (published 20th November 2013)

Summer Books: My Trade by Andrew Marr (published 7th September 2008)


Comments and responses

Comment from Fern


by Fern

Comment posted at 07:19 on 30th July 2006.

I have no idea what you’re talking about but I’m glad it makes you happy.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 09:17 on 30th July 2006.

Aww, thanks Fern 🙂


Comment from benny


by benny

Comment posted at 00:22 on 31st July 2006.

where’s the blogroll gone?


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 00:25 on 31st July 2006.

Hi Benny,

My Blogroll, which only appears on the homepage, is a direct import from Bloglines, my feed-reader of choice, so that you get an absolutely accurate reflection of the stuff I read.

Unfortunately, Bloglines have been having a couple of technical problems lately, and their site’s been up and down a little. If it goes down, the Blogroll disappears from here, and I’m left with a rather silly looking title and an empty box until their site comes back online.

So… in summary… it’s not my fault if it’s not there right now, but it should be back soon.


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