Is Anybody There?

The simple answer is “yes”, the long answer is the purpose of this post 🙂

I really hadn’t realised it had been so long since my last post, some 20 months it would seem.  So, why the lack of content? What have I been up to? I guess the main reason for the lack of posts, is simply lack of time.  I now have 2 children so family life is pretty hectic these days so I rarely get the chance to sit down and write. If I’m honest, I guess I’ve taken my eye off the ball as well, so to some extent I’ve not written anything because I really haven’t thought too much about doing it!

So, my family has grown, that’s the main reason, and for that I’m truly pleased as punch as my family means the world to me.  It does mean that I have less time for things like this, but that’s a sacrifice worth making. Work has also changed a lot over the last couple of years, we’ve downsized our operation and moved premises. We’ve also been working on a new project for the last year which has taken us in a different direction, which I’ll say more about in an upcoming post.

That’s that really, things have changed, I’ve no doubt changed, but I promise to make the effort to get back in to this.

(It also didn’t help that this domain has been suspended for the last 8 months due to some stupid ICANN verification which was sent via email to an email address from 15 years… but that’s a whole different story)

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New blog home

Quick update: After a long time with absolutely nothing posted here, I’ve decided to move it to a wordpress hosted blog. This won’t necessarily help/make me write anything worth reading, but it’ll hopefully save me a few quid in electricity bills when I decommission the server at home that was previously running it 😛

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Posting again

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and to be honest things have been pretty hectic.

Hopefully that’s about to change so expect updates soon 🙂

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A bit of Friday fun

Hackers with a sense of humour tamper with road signs –

Rude Awakening For Dawn Drivers

New iTunes importing fails

Well so much for the latest iTunes 7, I’ve just tried to import a CD with the new version and it errors on the second track 😦

Further investigation reveals that if I turn off the “play tracks while importing” option, it all imports fine. How annoying, do they not actually test these things before releasing them?

UPDATE: You can’t actually play anything at all while it’s importing, just throws an import error as soon as you click play!

WordPress Upgrade

Well, I finally upgraded to the current version of WordPress after running with the old 1.5 version for some time. One of the reasons it took me so long to get around to doing the upgrade was how complicated the upgrade seemed. Why does it have to be so complicated? Backup this, disable this, delete everything (apart from this, that, the other and maybe that if you’re using this), copy everything back over (apart from this and maybe that but deffinately this), then run the upgrade script, re-enable this then that :S

Well, I’ve done it now so that’s that over with for a while, I hope!

The website development process

Being an internet developer myself, I found this very amusing and rather cool The Website Development Process

It never seems to go that smoothly though 😉