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Geekery Testing

I can count up to 8!

I really liked this article about performance metrics. These kind of charts can be used to justify just about anything, and there are plenty of managers that spend so much of their time measuring rather than listening to their staff. Still. I do quite like a whizzy chart… Do you

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Geekery M362 Open University

Is The Cloud Too Expensive?

One of my current Open University modules (M362 – Developing Concurrent Distributing Systems) discusses “The Cloud” quite a bit, especially the Amazon solution. It is supposed to be cheaper and more scaleable than creating your own infrastructure. Well, it seems that a few years down the line this may no

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All change

Hello there. I’m still here but been a little busy recently. I’ve recently moved the blog to a new server (cloud-based, so that should probably be servers) and I’m yet to import all my old posts. I’ve, er, forgotten where the exported file is… Anyway, normal service will be resumed

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Malicious content?

Is that even how you spell malicious? Oh, it is. Anyway, it seems that Google has found some malware hosted on my blog and has thus flagged my site as “potentially dangerous”. If you’re using Firefox or another browser that checks Google’s list of bad sites you’ll get a a

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Decorating

As is sometimes seen in shops and restaurants: please excuse our appearance while work is in progress. I’m trying out a few themes at the moment. I go in cycles with this. I’m trying to work out a decent minimalist theme that’s typography-based. The one that’s active now – Wu

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A Stitch In Time

If you’re using a self-hosted blog running WordPress and you haven’t upgraded for a while I would highly recommend upgrading. From the official WordPress blog (by Matt): A stitch in time saves nine. I couldn’t sew my way out of a bag, but it’s true advice for bloggers as well

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Back to the Firebug theme

I’m currently having a few problems with my admin backend (not a euphemism) caused by my preferred theme. Something broke along the way to WordPress 2.8.2 and it’s the Woothemes-written theme that’s causing some problems on the create post page. I can’t add tags or upload media, so I’ve decided

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