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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. 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 13 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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

Today, I’ve finally launched an oft-requested feature… you can now subscribe to this blog by email.

If you give me your email address here (or on the ‘Subscribe by Email’ link on the sidebar), the system will send you an email each time I write a new post, and I’ll even include the full text of the post for your perusal. I’ll throw in a link to the post, as well, so that you can see it complete with any formatting or pictures, and also comment on it or see any other comments that have been left. This is in addition to the recently-launched comments feed subscription options, which allow you to be notified each time a comment is left on a post which you have already comment on.

The service is (of course) completely free of charge, and your email address will be used for nothing other than sending you these updates.

I hope this feature proves useful to you!

Update: Link URI updated

This 584th post was filed under: Site Updates.

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The Colorectal Surgeon Song (published 1st July 2006)

The Death of Yesterday (published 24th January 2005)

Photo-a-day 70: Grey’s Monument (published 10th March 2012)

West Virginia mining disaster (published 4th January 2006)


Comments and responses

Comment from Bede the Scrivener


by Bede the Scrivener

Comment posted at 14:17 on 15th May 2005.

This e-mail service is yet another example of bandwidth terrorism, filling the Internet with yet more uncessary bytes.

What makes it worse, is that you appear not to be offering a text only service, but are sending out megabytes of Mime encoded material.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 14:29 on 15th May 2005.

Logic says that I’m only sending it out if people request it. Hardly ‘terrorism’.


Comment from Maximilan Goldenberg


by Maximilan Goldenberg

Comment posted at 18:09 on 15th May 2005.

“Hardly ‘terrorism’”

Get with it Simon!

In the 50s, 60s, and 70s, everything with which one disagree with was labeled as “communism”.

Now the bogey word is “terrorism”.

Remember, you do not have to provide a reasoned logical argument against something, you just have to label your opponent as a terrorist.

You are probably one of those Mailman fundamentalist extremists!

http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 18:52 on 15th May 2005.

Ah, you see I tend to leave name calling to certain other sites, where it occasionally reaches proportions so great that the forum becomes virtually unreadable.

As for whether I’m a Mailman fundamentalist – I use no extra software to manage the email lists, it’s all done automatically thanks to this plugin.


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