About me
About me

Sorry ’bout the niggles


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

This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 13 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and write about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

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

  • My views may well have changed in the last 13 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

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

I’m sorry for any problems you’ve been experiencing with the site over the last couple of days – some are my fault, some aren’t!

You may notice that some of the YouTube videos on the site are buggy, and don’t always seem to be appearing – particularly this one and this one.  I’ll be perfectly honest, and say I have no idea why that’s happening.  Parts of the YouTube site have been down for maintenance today, so I don’t know if it’s related to that.  If any kind reader knows, feel free to comment.

That brings us nicely to the second point – there was some disruption to the site tonight whilst I tweaked the way comments look, primarily because I personally found it frustrating to have to look down to the bottom of a comment to see the author before reading it.  So now the author’s name and website are featured prominently at the top, making them look something like mini-posts all of their own. Oh, and for added clarity throughout the site, external links in posts are now marked with this icon: .

In more positive news, last month was the first in which I attracted more than a quarter of a million hits, representing a 13% increase over the next-best month in the site’s history, and a 101% increase on the same month last year, despite a 48% decrease in the number of posts.

Thanks for sticking with me.  If you notice any other niggles, get in touch in the usual ways – email simon@sjhoward.co.uk, text ‘simon’ and your message to 60300 (or give me a laugh by sending a picture or video message to the same number – just remember to start the text portion with ‘simon’), leave me a voicemail on 0845 638 1916 or fax me on 0845 639 1918.  Charges for all of these services are detailed here.  All of these details are now in the sidebar for easy reference, too 🙂

This 927th post was filed under: Site Updates.

Recently published posts

Random posts from the archive

The content of this site is copyright protected by a Creative Commons License, with some rights reserved. All trademarks, images and logos remain the property of their respective owners. The accuracy of information on this site is in no way guaranteed. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the information provided by this site. This site uses cookies - click here for more information.