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

This post was published more than 15 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 15 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 15 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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

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 583rd post was filed under: Site Updates.

Some recently published posts

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Some random old posts

I’ve been blogging for 11 flipping years. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way. / August 2014, 8 minutes long

Elias Fotinis DeskPins / December 2004, Less than a minute long

IE7 Beta now publically available / February 2006, Less than a minute long

Review: My Brief History by Stephen Hawking / October 2013, 4 minutes long

When is a kilogram not a kilogram? / September 2007, 3 minutes long

Austin has died / November 2005, Less than a minute long

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!


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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