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2015 Annual Report

WordPress sent me a report today that detailed a few interesting things about my blog over the past year, which I thought I’d share with you, just in case you’re interested. In 2015 I had 56,000 unique visitors (some of … Read more …

New year, new blog

So I decided to start 2015 with a new blog theme. A minimalist style, which is suiting me just nicely. I’m loving how it looks, and how it feels. It’s tidy. It relaxes me. Along with a new theme for … Read more …

Redirecting the old to the new

As part of the importing of all the posts from my old blog, I spent some time today doing what’s called a ‘301 redirect’, which is a function enabled on the old site, that redirects all page requests┬áto a new … Read more …

Moving websites between hosts

About a week ago I started moving a few of my websites – including this one – to a new website host here in Melbourne. I was moving away from my normal US host, because I’ve had a number of … Read more …

Disqus is back

Some time ago I had some issues with Disqus as the commenting system. I ended up discovering it had nothing to do with Disqus, but with the background database, where there was a mismatch occurring between some comments and the … Read more …

Simple is good

One of the things that’s been important to me is simplicity, and even though I’ve tried to use images in my website designs, I’ve always tried to find some kind of balance between simplicity and including imagery. I know that … Read more …

I have a new commenting system

I ┬áhave a new commenting system set up now because DISQUS has been a mighty pain in the ass. I’ve noticed some significant problems with it recently, which I haven’t been able to resolve, and I’ve also had some users … Read more …

It’s done – my new blog is now live

Ah, what a relief it is. There’s now 146 posts that have been manually imported from my old Ghost blog, with categorisation enabled, and images also manually imported and configured. Finally, we’re back to WordPress. I hope you enjoy this … Read more …

Some more changes are coming

[Disclaimer: this is a technical post. You can ignore this one if you don’t care about blog setups and DNS stuff.] Just when you thought things had settled down a bit, I up and change them again. While I’ve been … Read more …