Testing testing 1, 2, 3 . . .

July 3, 2009 · Posted in Site info . . . · 1 Comment 

Just wondering if I can still update a 2.6 WordPress site from the newer iPhone app????
and I can edit it still too ๐Ÿ™‚

Comments is now deb0rkd . . .

November 12, 2008 · Posted in Site info . . . · Comment 

A poke here, a tweak there and things seem to be happy again.ย  Fingers crossed it’ll stay that way, although I’ve still got several other plugins I want to add to the site and I’ll probably change my mind about the theme of the site in a day or two so don’t be surprised if things go badly arwry pretty soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

Comments is b0rkd!

November 12, 2008 · Posted in Site info . . . · 2 Comments 

All new, all good . . . not quite.

It would appear that the comment link (that speech bubble thing next to the post title) is fubar’d for all stories that come in from syndication, ie. stories from Google Reader of Tumblr . . . I’m looking into it

Another new site?

November 9, 2008 · Posted in Site info . . . · Comment 

If you’re reading this then DNS has propagated and you’re seeing the new smufflersWorld on the new host, www.webfaction.com, and not on the old host, www.web-mania.com

changing things around again?? Well why the hell not . . . it’s been a couple of years at least since I decided to change things around and this time I’ve actually got a good reason. My old hosting company, web-mania.com, run php 4.1 on their servers and have just announced that they can’t upgrade beyond that . . . in order to run the current version of WordPress I need php 4.3.

WebFaction also has the advantage of virtually instant setup and configuration of new sites and web applications . . . it’s going to be fun playing around and seeing how much I can do in here ๐Ÿ˜‰

Integration, integration, integration . . .

July 23, 2008 · Posted in Site info . . . · Comment 

The glorious Intersheep is a wonderful place. Full of news, games, tools and, increasingly, people (some of who are also tools obviously!).

The problem, certainly for me, is becoming one of keeping all of these different systems who’s functions overlap to a degree, up to date,

For example I use Facebook (mainly for playing Scrabble and seeing what other people are up to by reading their status messages) and I use Twitter. Now isn’t Twitter basically Facebook with everything bar the status messages taken away? Great, so why update both?

What I want is a way that I can update one place and have everywhere that requires a status message from me updated at the same time. Twitter did have this until they switched the feature off due their much publisised capacity and scaling problems but there are other examples.

I use Google Reader as an RSS newsreader (occasionally checking out bloglines and sometimes switching back for a while) and most sites now have a blogroll, or a list of your favourite sites.ย  Now my blogroll would pretty much be the list of sites I read using Google Reader but I don’t want to have to go back and update my site’s list of links if I add or remove a site from my list of feeds.ย  Google has made a step towards this type of integration by allowing you to export you list of feeds as an OPML file and import it.ย  However this still means I’ll need to reser the list on my WordPress site anytime I change sites in Google reader.

If I find a story in Google Reader I can share it, and after some recent changes I can share a story and add a note to it . . . hmmmmm, sounds like I should be able to automatically add that as a story on my WordPress site doesn’t it??

The list goes on . . . I want to be able to upload pics from my iPhone to my Flickr account, add notes etc to it and have it appear on my site without having to have to build another new story.ย  I want my status/trophy list from my PSN account to be available on my site automatically and while I’m here I’d like the moon on a stick please ๐Ÿ˜‰

These things are coming but they’re not there quite yet . . . quite how close things are I hope to find out over the nextย  few days/weeks as I play with this new site and, if things go well, start blogging from all over the place.

Skywriting? Not quite . . .

July 23, 2008 · Posted in Site info . . . · Comment 

OK, so not so much sky writing as train writing . . . it’s a form of transport isn’t it?

So one of the reasons to move to WordPress, as I mentioned in the first post was the ability or write on the move. Not necessarily crafting whole posts, everyone knows that the iPhone keyboard isn’t really up to that, but at least to be able to get down ideas.

This is going to be particularly useful during the two 55 minute train journeys I have to and from work 4 days a week.

Lunch, hmmmmm

July 23, 2008 · Posted in Site info . . . · Comment 

Ah, the big lunch decision . . . what to have today? Crap or health food?? Does it matter???

Not really, this is clearly just me testing the WordPress iPhone app ๐Ÿ˜‰