Category: Blog Stuff

Posts about the nuts and bolts of this blog and its predecessors

  • Incoming

    Time for another look at the search terms that have brought people here. Fewer political ones than in recent months, and a bit of a historical flavour here and there.


  • Sod's law

    Brilliant.

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  • A sound idea

    I can’t imagine many people (or even any people) signing up for this, but you can now subscribe to podcasts of this blog using the Talkr button in the right-hand nav column, so long as you don’t mind hearing it in a robotic American monotone that bears no resemblance to my own Home Counties mumbling.


  • Removal van needed

    The recent JournalSpace crash has wiped most of the comments on my posts, just as it seems to have for most other users. While Bidinotto has posted a way of recovering them from Google Cache, and while I’m generally very tolerant of glitches in volunteer-run web services, this goes a bit further than I can…


  • Hello world

    I suppose I ought to try and write in this again. November 2002, I set it up. It’d be a shame to let it fade away. Have been working a lot – full time, for the first time in ages. A bit in Islington, a bit in Oxford (horrible drive), and a bit near Wycombe.…


  • The usual eclectic mix

    Last 20 Google referrers: 12 Apr, Wed, 22:49:08 Google: declan donnelly girlfriend 12 Apr, Wed, 23:03:27 Google: he said 13 Apr, Thu, 01:09:47 Google: liberal easter card 13 Apr, Thu, 05:55:49 Google: and then he said 13 Apr, Thu, 15:21:24 Google: said about lembit opik 13 Apr, Thu, 18:54:05 Google: national speed offense database 13…


  • Raspberry crush

    You had to be there… But if you were, grab any you fancy.                      


  • Pimpin' da blog, yo

    Publicity whoreThe Eden Project, one of Cornwall's biggest tourist attractions, has an education centre with a wall made up entirely of refridgerator doors. If there's a teaching purpose to it, I missed it – as far as I could see it existed mainly to give people the chance to play with the hundreds of letter-shaped…


  • Catch-up post

    Firstly, a public service announcement: From time to time I’ve had [intlink id=”confessions-of-a-part-time-cornerback” type=”page”]cause to mention[/intlink] that I’m a fan of the New Orleans Saints – don’t ask why, I’m not entirely sure myself. The Saints (true to form) made a slow start after Hurricane Katrina, with owner Tom Benson initially seeming to see it…


  • So – anyone hungry?

    And another period of ridiculous silence ensues… Mostly the lack of posts is because of being back in full-time work, with the train-based commute adding another three hours of travelling to the working day. Part of it is that most of my free time is going into the building of my new personal website, which…


  • Deja vu-ish

    Well, here we go round the bloody Mulberry Bush again – after 18 months away, I'm back working at the Royal Mail this week. Admittedly, it's only part of the week – I'm in Islington again for two days – and it may only last a week or two, but still it's going to be…


  • Blogging the blombings

    Just posted this on the almost-dead Blogosphere News. London's bloggers have swung into action almost as quickly as the emergency services following six or seven bomb blasts across the capital this morning. Among those liveblogging the events – often from their work desks in the City, or from home after being turned back on their…


  • Hmmm…

    —————————————————- We are pleased to present this report about your Atomz Search account and tips for customizing Atomz Search. In this report: — Search statistics for Andy Darley online —————————————————- YOUR SEARCH STATISTICS Your Top Searches: There were 1 searches for the week ending 11/23/02 for Andy Darley online at http://users.bluecarrots.com/andydarley/. Here are the top…


  • Audience appreciation

    Some of the comments and conversations going on here and on other journals have led me to thinking: who exactly are we writing these things for? The common answer most people give is 'for myself'. But if that was the case, why do it publicly? Why not just use an old notebook, or a file…


  • Untitled

    Well, what do you know? Almost no delay on the train this morning. No seats either, but that's not exactly a surprise.

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  • Yay me!

    Got the colours changed to match my site. Now all I have to worry about is how doing it has made me late for work…


  • Corrections

    Well, that's made the colour a bit less offensive (lots of tasteful grey) and this time I've spotted the place to make sure my timezone gets used. I'm learning :)


  • 3 – 2 – 1 – Go!

    Well, I've got this thing now – although if anyone runs into it before I have a chance to customize the look and feel to match my website I shall be mortified.