Odds & Ends - June 2011

Posted on Wed 22 June 2011 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, personal • 2 min read

General Updates For the Month of June 2011

I have been traveling virtually non-stop for work the last couple of months, so I have not had much time to devote to this site. I’ve managed to squeak out a few reviews, but not much content otherwise. That should hopefully …


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Version 3.0

Posted on Sun 28 November 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, development, django, python • 5 min read

After lots of hard work, some swearing, and lots of patience on the part of my wife, Version 3.0 of this site is now live. It’s been a long journey, but getting it done has been very satisfying.

A Little History

When I first switched to using my …


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Quick Post: Tweaking Feeds

Posted on Tue 16 February 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, google, google buzz • 1 min read

Just a short post to say that I’m altering the Everything feed1 for this site. Previously, it contained all the blog posts, links and photos that appear here. However, as I am piping this feed into several external sites, notably Google Buzz, and until services like Buzz allow …


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Code Revision and NaNoWriMo

Posted on Sat 18 October 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, coding, django, nanowrimo, writing • 3 min read

I have not had time to post here in a while. My new job has kept me very busy and most of the time when I get home I just want to relax and spend time with my girlfriend. It is a little frustrating that I have fallen behind on …


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Comments Closed Temporarily While I Do Some Plumbing

Posted on Tue 24 June 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with akismet, announcements, development • 1 min read

Found the problem

Photo by golfer4life under a Creative Commons license.

I’ve had to shut off commenting functionality for the time being folks. The spammers have been trying hard to get in, and the code that I’ve written to run comments though Akismet for spam checking is occasionally resulting in a …


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And I’m Back

Posted on Mon 02 June 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, downtime, webfaction • 2 min read

Those of you who read this site via RSS probably wouldn’t have noticed, but this site had some unexpected downtime this last weekend. My webhost, the always wonderful Webfaction, uses The Planet for at least some of their datacenter services, however there was a nasty hardware failure at the …


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Crawling Out Of A Pidgeonhole

Posted on Fri 25 April 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, meta, personal, video, writing • 3 min read

It appears that I have written myself into a corner here.

When I first started this site back in 2004, I intended it just as a writing exercise. It was supposed to be a place where I would publish daily in order to build discipline as a writer. I had …


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Updates, ToDo and a Request for Feedback

Posted on Thu 06 December 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, assorted geekery, development • 3 min read

Hopefully not too many people tried to stop by the site today, because I had a pretty severe outage due to my own foolishness. I’ve been trying to implement a few new features to the site, and in one particularly bad move I managed to wipe an important file …


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Ahem

Posted on Wed 14 November 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, assorted geekery, development • 1 min read

<clears throat>

This is actually just a short post to warn you that there will be a pretty major overhaul to the site in the near future. The majority of this will consist of a redesign to improve readability, as well as making the site play nicer with mobile browsers …


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Relaunch

Posted on Thu 26 July 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, development, django • 2 min read

Well, it took a long time, but I finally finished!

Welcome to the new Ministry of Intrigue. This site is now powered by Django, the marvelous Python framework many of you have heard me rave about again and again. It’s been a great experience and I cannot believe how …


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