August 09, 2007

A blog without posts or comments isn't much of a blog.

  • It was January when I last posted here. And now it is August. Useless.
  • I switched off comments 2 years ago, re-enabled them a year and a half ago but didn't build a back-end to administer the spam out of them until tonight. Useless.
It has been so long since I posted I think I grew to think I had to make the return post a good one. But none of them are especially good so... This is it. The ice-breaker.
  • I am missing the Edinburgh Festivals for the first time in probably 4 or 5 years. That sucks.
  • Does anyone have any pointers for me on self-discipline. That would be useful.
  • I'm going to Edinburgh, Elgin and Fort William for a few weeks in September. I'm very much looking forward to it.
  • Liam just told me this post was melo-dramatic. FWIW, I think that is melo-dramatic.
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May 20, 2006


Blogboy: Episode 1 made me laugh.

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December 16, 2005

Commenting on posts

It seems like only, oh, 4 months and 29 days since I switched off comments and declared I'd fix them soon... Well, something took me tonight and I've cobbled together a rudimentary solution. I'll add RSS and other things over time. In the meantime, comment away!

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August 31, 2005

Conversation with a blog spammer

Doh. Some idiot bought a script to make a web site then got in touch with one of the folks he was spamming because his script wasn't working. Hahaha. Turned out to be Scott at Feedster who he got in touch with which wasn't a wise move.

(12:14:02) wgkollock: I see, I thought the people wanted their info used as free content, I really sorry about this. However it does clear up a problem I had Itohught the script did not work. (my emphasis)

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July 18, 2005

Comment Spam

Until I figure out a revamp for the commenting mechanism it is suspended. I don't have time to waste deleting hundreds of junk comments everyday and they are quite annoying in many ways. Perhaps there will be some kind of registration, I'm not sure. If you have any need to contact me where before you would have commented, please get in touch by email or IM.

I'm being very tardy with posting, I know. I don't think I've written about the trip to the Scottish Borders and Mountain biking at Glentress specifically. I have more pics of Brussels which I need to upload. Other excitement too. One day. Soon. Maybe.

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March 15, 2005


Some spammer just spammed an old entry on here with this comment,

"I do like this blog a lot. thanks for keeping all the spammers off it."

How impudent is that? I deleted it.

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February 22, 2005

Blogging as a full time job

Jason of pseudo-fame has announced that he is to become a full time blogger. To pay for it (he's quit his web design job) he is launching a one time "fund drive" for three weeks. I know that some other bloggers, e.g. Andrew Sullivan, have successfully raised decent amounts of cash in this manner - it'll be interesting to see how it works out for Jason. won't be accepting advertising though, he thinks it will disrupt the dynamic.

I hope this will work out well, Jason has built a readership (following?) by finding and creating content which gives his site value as a long term subscription. I've changed my favourite newspaper three times during the time I've been reading kottke daily.

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