You know, I really couldn’t imagine life without my iPhone these days, as well as being a brilliant phone and internet / email device, I think the best thing for me is the fact that I can download a song without having to get up and go to my desktop or open my laptop.
For instance, I hear a song on TV while flicking through the music channels, I can simply whip out the trusty JesusPhone and within minutes, I’ll have downloaded the track onto my phone, ready to synch with my main computer later on.
The bad side is of course, that now I’m buying more music than I used to, simply because buying music is easier when you don’t have to get off your arse to do it.
Well I don’t know about the other attendees but I’ve had a great day today! This afternoon we’ve had a great session on how blogging and journalism are colliding and a slightly over technical for my liking but still awesome session on using subversion with WordPress by Automattic staffer Sam Bauers.
However, I really think they saved the best for last with Jonnya’s short n sweet session on how to use WordPress as a CMS which intoduced me to some awesome techniques and plugins that I was unaware of previously.
Finally – I know how to pronounce Akismet properly.
(For those who don’t know, Akismet is the wordpress anti-spam solution)
Well we’re a couple of sessions in and I’ve learnt a lot! Just had a very interesting SEO talk from the guy at www.sepguy.com which has given me a really interesting insight from an SEO pro point of view.
Just settling down for WordPress question time now… Should be fun!
Well here I am at wordcampuk! Just settling down for the first presentation.
I’ve met some great guys already and learnt some new things about wordpress and that’s before it’s even started!
I’m currently sat next to the guy from Automattic trying to drag some info about the new iPhone WordPress app but he’s keeping schtum so far
It seems that all of the clamouring for the latest version of WordPress has caused a few problems over at WordPress.org! I was just on the forum looking for some help with a little post upgrade problem when I saw the above (rather humorous) error message!
I don’t think the site was down for more than a couple of minutes, but there was significant slowdown for a while before the ‘crash’.
Still… at least the guys got it back up and running nice and quick!
I just upgraded my blog to use WordPress 2.6 – which, as always was a simple procedure. Today however, I also upgraded the Aksimet plugin using the automatic plugin upgrade feature recently introduced to WP.
While the upgrade was being done, Aksimet was disabled for around 30 seconds – no big deal you may think. However during that 30 seconds 11 spam comments made it into my moderation queue!
If that was a persistant attack it would mean during a 24 hour period I would have to moderate over 3,100 spam comments!
Where would we be without Aksimet?
See that new column over on the right? Those are the ‘asides’. Basically, a collection of handy links that I’ve saved in my del.icio.us account, annotated with a thoughtful comment and tagged with a special keyword (namely ‘asides’) so that it appears here.
Why? Well, I don’t get to blog as much as I like, but I’m always getting sent useful links and this is a nice way to keep fresh content appearing on my site without needing to write in the blog section every other day.
You’ll probably find them most interesting if you’re into webdesign and development because that’s my main focus, but you’ll find other odds and sods from time to time too!
Hi World – I’ve just uploaded a bunch of photos of grunge textures that I took on my recent trip to florence. It’s such a great place to get these kinds of shots, I just couldn’t resist! It’s mostly bricks and plaster n stuff, but there may be something useful to someone.
Get the grunge textures here!
If people like these, I took a bunch in Edinburgh a few weeks back – I may add those as well!
Yes! Finally Moo have started selling proper sized business cards! I was sat in the airport last night when I found out and instantly used the spare time to order a set! I’ll post pics when they arrive.