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A quick word of warning: on Sunday night, I’ll be disabling comments on this blog and permanently deactivating the database. All the pages will be maintained online for archival purposes, including any comments that have already been made, but they’ll effectively be locked. As a result, any discussion from Monday June 1st onwards will need to take place on the new site.

This may seem like an unnecessary hassle, but it should actually turn out to be simpler in the long run, as it means I won’t have to go to the bother of maintaining two separate databases. I did toy with the idea of simply shifting my news posts from the past three years or so over to the new design en masse, but due to my lack of foresight, quite a lot of the design elements are hard-coded into the posts themselves, and the markup wouldn’t translate seamlessly. The new design is significantly more robust from a forward planning standpoint, however, so hopefully this upheaval won’t be necessary for future redesigns.

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009 at 6:22 PM | Comments: 2
Categories: Web



You probably already know about this page but i find it useful at times when working on my sites.

You might want to consider the meta tags code which will allow search engines to find your content easier and get some money by putting a few google ads on your site - Yes i know they can be ugly but over the course of a year they can pay for the site especially if like me you are using a VPS server which costs over �300 a year.

Posted by: FoxyMulder, May 30, 2009 6:16 PM


I wasn’t aware of that page, actually. Thanks for mentioning it - looks like a useful resource.

As for Google ads, I’d rather not use them, at least not on the main pages. Once I get my DVD comparisons up and running again, I might add some there, though. For the time being, server costs aren’t too much of an issue - back in January, I paid just over £100 for another two years, so I don’t need to worry about that again for another eighteen months or thereabouts.

Posted by: Michael Mackenzie, May 31, 2009 2:31 PM

Comments on this entry and all entries up to and including June 30th 2009 have been closed. The discussion continues on the new Land of Whimsy blog:


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