Monday, May 31, 2004

Try, Try Again

Trying to post from w.bloggar

If it's a Bank Holiday it must be...

Raining. We took the boys down to Ventnor Botanic Gardens anyway. Some other looney parents were there at the playground with their kids. They had a good time on the swings etc. A good place to go if you like plants, or just need a decent small playground.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

FTP and w.bloggar

What gives?

Saturday Afternoon Blues

The boys are at a double birthday party, so I'm here on my own. Hopefully they'll be home soon. Then all chaos will be let loose!! I wouldn't have it any other way.

I'm fiddling with some of the features of w.bloggar. Hopefully there's some media info attached to this post.

[Listening to: Silent Running - Mike & The Mechanics - Hits (Mike and the Mechanics) (06:15)]

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Teething Pains...

Had to turn off archiving in order to get publishing to work. Apparently this is a 'known problem' with new Blogger. Hope they get it fixed soon.

Renewed DNS for today. Hopefully that keeps us up and running for a few more years.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Blogging and RSS and Aggregators, Oh My!

It's a new world.

I've always been a fan of text-based news services. Here in the UK we've had what's know as teletext for quite a while on all of the major TV channels. The advent of digital TV has boosted that to a new 'interactive' level, but the text is what has always been most interesting. Now I find that RSS feeds are out there, and I can combine headlines and articles from any number of news organisations with the highly specialised content a general news service would never carry. RSS, more than any other technology really does seem to allow you to design your own electronic newspaper. Aggregators seem to have a little way to go before they are ready for non-technical users. For more on that see Jon Udell's site and Bloggercon.

There seem to be few real how-to documents for people looking at setting up a blog for the first time. The terminology is a great hurdle.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Brave New World...

Posting using the new style Blogger. Looks like the publishing mechanism is a bit suspect.

Later: Logged a ticket with helpdesk over this. Can I be the only one having 'file exists' problems when publishing?