Archive for the ‘Blogs’ Category


Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Here's a new theme called Structure. I happened to glance at the Dashboard of my blog and saw it advertised. Very elegant. No coding required. I just activated some widgets and it's working. It's too good to be true. It's probably stealing my private data or something. ;-)

Even WordPress themes contain spam now

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

I just used the automatic Wordpress update plugin to upgrade to Wordpress 2.5 - and found that I'd not only lost all my tags, but my theme Big Blue 0.1 was no longer working. I upgraded to Big Blue 1.0 and was shocked to see that the creator or someone ...

Site Seal

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Crooked Horizon

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Cargo Ship Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I've just started posting my photographs to Flickr. Flickr, if you haven't heard of it, is a fantastic photography blog site full of gorgeous photos from around the world, with an amazing amount of features (you ...

Hi Jaci!

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Thanks for the phone call. I just checked to see if Wordpress allows PDF uploading and it does. I recommend checking out the Wordpress theme viewer, to see if there are any you fancy.

413 Spambot Attacks Foiled

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Bad Behavior has stopped 413 access attacks in the 24 hours since I installed it. Akismet has not received any spam comments at all, and my bandwidth usage is down by nearly 50 percent. I'm impressed! :-)

Bad Behavior

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

I've installed Bad Behavior, a spam bot blocker. In theory, I should get very few spam comments from now on. Not that they were going live, thanks to Akismet, but if the spammers are kept away, my site will use less bandwidth. It was a simple install. I just uploaded it, ...

6,366 Spam

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Akismet has caught 6,366 spam comments since I activated it on 23rd March 2007. That's around 276 spam comments a day, which sounds like a lot but some Wordpress bloggers get over 400 a day. I've had about 30 false negatives from Akismet so far, and no false positives at all. ...


Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Activated Akismet, a comments spam plugin, on this blog. So far, it's deleted 26 spam. I'm pretty pleased so far, though it was a bit annoying having to sign up at for an API. I don't like giving out my details - even if they're mostly faked! ;-)

WordPress Upgrade

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Had an alarming moment while upgrading Wordpress just then. I clicked on the upgrade link and got an error message. I replaced the file where the error message was, and after that, the upgrade went without a hitch. My FTP program was very slow and kept timing out during the ...

Journal of the Plague Year

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Too damn sick and sore to get up. Wish my nose would stop running. I hate feeling like this. It's a beautiful, hot, sunny day outside. I want to be out and about. I'm reading Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe. Though it was written in 1664, it only ...

1000 posts

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

My 1000th post passed unnoticed by me. It was "Throw George W. Bush around". Must say my love affair with blogging and reading blogs hasn't diminished with time.

Sedition Laws and Blogging in Australia

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

From The Sydney Morning Herald: Australian bloggers muzzled Australian blogs will never be as hard-hitting as their overseas counterparts because of our ridiculous laws. Many local bloggers are unaware that they may be liable for everything they write on their sites, not to mention all of the colourful comments made by contributors. Our new ...

Google Adsense

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

I applied for Google Adsense a few days ago and I got it this morning. I had some ads up on my site within 5 minutes. I was able to choose colours that went with the rest of my site. I approve of the ads that Google has selected. They're ...

How much is worth

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

My friend Gary Williams told me about a site that gave you a blog valuation. Here's one for My blog is worth $564.54.How much is your blog worth? I wonder where I get my money? ;-)


Friday, September 9th, 2005

This is my 901th post! :-)

Blogging anniversary is nearly here

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Just realised I've nearly reached the end of my first year of blogging. I started June 8, 2004. Seven hundred and thirty three posts, one relationship break-up, a couple of hundred visits to the beach, and four seasons later, here I am and it’s June 1, 2005. Time flies... My birthday ...


Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Just looked at the comments I needed to moderate. I haven't done that for a while - Word Press 1.2 made comments moderation an unpleasant experience. 1.2 was extremely vulnerable to spammers and comments moderation was a process of deleting hundreds of blackjack and poker advertisements. But now I’m using Word ...

Daylight saving

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Just realised, I didn't reset this blog's time after daylight saving finished. Every post since then has the time wrong by an hour. I really can't be bothered to change the times on all those posts...


Monday, April 18th, 2005

Although I liked the Plain Vanilla Word Press theme, the banner wasn't displaying properly and the links subcategories were all showing up as 'Links'. I've switched to a theme called Benevolence, which has an image showing...wheat grass sprouts. I don't know what the artist was thinking of. What do ...