Thoughts and musings

Hello Wordpress world!

Submitted by Ray on Mon, 05/12/2008 - 14:20

Whoooaaaahhh so this is the merry ride that is Wordpress. For those that know, and those that dont, as a wee experiment I am running this site now on Wordress 2.5, brought to you by Automattic and Happy Cog Studios.

too busy to blog

Submitted by Ray on Fri, 04/18/2008 - 11:42

really, I have got far too much going on right now to sit and write a post.

I am in the process of a redesign [i know - where is the time?] that is long overdue, I am integrating the new Wordpress 2.5 to help me get control over my content, really its to get the functionality of their spam filters for comments.

It should be finished in a couple of days so I will maybe save my next post for the launch of the redesign.

Till next time.....

Get Starkers for web standards

Submitted by Ray on Wed, 04/09/2008 - 10:59

Anyone that has been to the site before will notice that the styling has been removed, honestly, It was here yesterday and will probably be back tomorrow.

The reason for this - if you havent followed the page links, is to help promote the awareness of web standards and the benefits of semantic markup and external presentation styles. ?

Congrats all round

Submitted by Ray on Wed, 04/09/2008 - 10:51

I just want to belatedly congratulate my brother and sister on their new born babies, obviously to different people !

My sister last week brought baby Abby into the world, I aint seen any pictures yet but I am thrilled to bits for her. My brothers wife this week popped out the newest addition to the clan in the form of young Sophie, its all happening back home.

I am over the moon for them all but my only regret is that I am 6,000 miles away and probably wont see them for a while. So, raise a glass to my two new neices, Abby and Sophie

Cheers.

They're coming.....

Submitted by Ray on Wed, 03/19/2008 - 17:10

After many months of rumours and deliberation, finally work has began on the new Tesco-Lotus supermarket here in Thongsala. This may not sound significant to you but when you take into account that we are on an island where the nearest store is either on Koh Samui or the mainland of Surat Thani then it is big news. There were a number of sites up for consideration across the island, all of which has signs posted saying "Phangan Not Want Tesco", put there no doubt by the family that already owns a number of supermarkets across the island.

No time for ...

Submitted by Ray on Wed, 03/19/2008 - 16:30

.... anything, really... It has been such a busy week here with machines coming in the door for repairs at quite a rate. Yes, thats a good thing but all I can think about is the stuff that I WANT to do, but I dont have time for. Something that I dont have time for is updating this blog, I have only logged in today to check the spam (and delete them).

As an extra treat here is a picture we took the other day as we were leaving our house.

and then....

Submitted by Ray on Mon, 03/03/2008 - 20:51

well .... so far so good, the machine booted normally, no apparent speed increase there.

Windows is up and running, everything seems fine, my anti virus went a bit cazy until it got an update but other than that its business as usual.

Give me a couple of days to run the system and see if it has improved my system.

Only the brave.

Submitted by Ray on Mon, 03/03/2008 - 19:31

Today I took the plunge, today I viewed not to look back, only to look forward, today I installed Service Pack 3 for XP.

Is it any good? are there any improvements? has it broken my system? - these questions will all be answered in due time, actually it is still installing. I havent taken the full plunge though, I am installing it on my laptop running XP Pro, if this is a successfull experiment I may port it onto my main development machine, but we will see what happens first with the laptop.

Spammers

Submitted by Ray on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 18:28

Lately I have been battling against the spammers on this blog, I was doing quite well but then a while back I closed the comments to allow me to make some changes. Yesterday I re-opened comments on all blog posts, today I have over 50 spam comments attached to the first blog post.