Archive for the ‘Meta’ Category

Test postI’m trying out a

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

I'm trying out a Dashboard widget, Dashblog, which will allow me to upload posts without opening Safari. The earlier version didn't work for me - hopefully I'll have better luck with this one.

St Louis it is

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Got into St Louis about 30 minutes ago - with some last minute confusion when we realised the directions we were following were for people entering town from a different direction. Once we got near the hotel it was hard to miss - I'm on the 21st floor of what ...

NCMR update

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

I'm leaving Urbana for St. Louis in a few minutes, where I'll spend the weekend at the National Conference on Media Reform. I'll be blogging from it here, at the Be The Media blog and on the Tuppenceworth blog. Obviously there'll be a slightly different feel to the posts on ...

Minor site changes

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

I've done some minor (but necessary) work on the site today. First I fixed the problem with my spamguard, which was blocking a lot of would-be commenters. Checking out the problem brought the activity log back to my attention - I'll be checking it regularly for possible problems, but would ...

Spam guards and commenting

Friday, May 6th, 2005

I got a comment from a reader yesterday saying that their attempt to post to the site had been thwarted by my (over-zealous) spam-guard. If you've got similar experiences I apologise and would appreciate an email letting me know of what happened.

More spam trackbacks

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

So I wake up this morning, and check my mail. And there's a lot of it. And then I realise that almost all of it is junk. Except not just spam - which I just filter to my junkmail folder and delete - but trackback spam on the weblog. And ...

Updating RSS feeds

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

For those subscribing to the AMN or Media analysis feeds: I am deprecating those feeds, and intend to remove them in the near future. The content previously available through those feeds will now be available on the general funferal RSS 2.0 feed - please update your subscription. For the moment ...

New site layout and design

Friday, January 28th, 2005

I've launched the new version of the site, and hope it meets with approval (if there are obvious flaws be sure to let me know). Apart from the new colour scheme - which reflects calls for a cleaner, more minimalist, approach - I've trimmed the site a little, removing some ...

New site design – still in draft format

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Those of you who read funferal through a browser can't have helped noticing the layout changes. It's actually part of a rewrite that accidentally got released into the wild when I overwrote the existing 'live' stylesheet with the draft I was working on. I think I've cleaned up most of the ...

Spam trackbacks!

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

It had to happen. I finally got a spam trackback today. I've deleted it, as I did with spam comments before, but I really hope it doesn't become too frequent, because I couldn't cope with the drudgery and annoyance. And unlike comments, where registration system can be introduced, I can't ...