A fix for Windows Live Writer to ‘see’ a WordPress theme

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I’ve used the Windows Live Writer content creation and publishing tool for blog posts and pages from Microsoft since it first appeared in beta form in the mid-00s. In my experience, it is the best offline blog editor for Windows bar none. It’s not perfect, mind you, with probably the biggest frustration being that of […]

Introducing the new NevilleHobson.com

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Today, the new NevilleHobson.com makes its appearance – version 4.0 of this site I started writing in 2006. Not wanting to make a huge deal out of what, essentially, is the installation of a new WordPress theme – like a new wardrobe – I’ve given the site a new look and and a better feel […]

Boost your WordPress blog with Jetpack

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If you self-host a WordPress blog, one of the most useful plug-ins you can install is Jetpack, created by WordPress publisher Automattic originally for blogs built on the hosted WordPress.com service The Jetpack plug-in has recently been updated to version 2, which now makes it an indispensible part of your blog presence on the social […]

3,000 posts

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I just noticed that I’ve reached a milestone in blog publishing, with 3,000 posts published at NevilleHobson.com since I started this blog in 2006. I published my first post here on February 22, 2006. That’s 2,392 days ago, so 3,000 posts works out at roughly a post-and-a-bit a day. Not sure what that actually means […]

Live blogging comes to WordPress

[UPDATE: Venturebeat reports that a serious bug exists in this plugin. It seems that the developers created the plugin and tested it on a pre-release version of the next version of the WordPress software. My recommendation: don't use the plugin until you have installed an updated version that has been verified that it corrects the […]

Liking WebHostingBuzz, and deals

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Just over a month ago, I started a relationship with a new web hosting service, WebHostingBuzz. The words you’re reading now are served up to your screen from a database in the cloud (well, from a dedicated Dell server physically located in a data center somewhere in the US). As I noted in my first […]

A golden milestone to mark a decade

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The Golden Age of tech blogging is over, says Jeremiah Owyang in his post on December 27. [...] Like the film industry, the Golden Era is the emergence period, when fresh innovation in a new medium is born. New techniques, revolutionary content, and different business models emerge as innovators pioneer a new medium. He cites […]

Top 20 UK tech blogs for August 2011

European search engine and news portal Wikio will be publishing its latest monthly ranking of the top 100 technology blogs in the UK shortly. As usual, they’ve given me an advance look ahead of publication at the top 20 from the full list of the top 100 tech blogs. Here are the top 20 for […]

Top 20 UK tech blogs for July 2011

In a few days’ time, European search engine and news portal Wikio will be publishing their latest monthly ranking of the top 100 technology blogs in the UK. As usual, they’ve given me a sneak peek ahead of publication at the top 20 from the full list of the top 100 tech blogs. Here are […]