The trouble with RSS and feed validation

RSS is one of the most useful communication tools ever invented. Having a tool that automatically brings you information you’re interested in as soon as that information is published on the web has a terrific productivity benefit. No hunting and pecking on websites; just relax as everything comes to you. And if you publish content yourself – from a  blog, for instance – that content gets out automatically to people who are interested in what you have to say. One…

Troubleshooting WLW

Suddenly encountering difficulties publishing a post from Windows Live Writer where the post contains an image. Troubleshooting with Joe Cheng at Microsoft. This is a test post to see if it now works if I disable the Bad Behaviour plugin and try again to publish a post containing an image. I did already apply the BB fix after learning of an issue with that plugin, WP and WLW. So here’s a pic of me in my brand new WordPress T-shirt which…

Not a good day for relying on technology

From my Twitter stream this morning: 09:31 Amazing what a good night’s sleep can do. Feeling pretty refreshed this morning. So, good morning all! 09:32 Uh-oh, DreamHost’s problems continue. All my sites down. Email not working. 09:58 Skype still not working. 10:05 No blogs. No Skype. Some email. Sometimes Twitter. Is this the End of Civilization as We Know It? 10:31 @LloydDavis, I’ll be off to the pub, then. With wifi’d laptop of course. Just in case ;) 10:32 Very…

Useful but user unfriendly

One of the things I really like about DreamHost, the US company which hosts my sites including this blog, is the frequent and clear communication on what’s happening with their service. They have a status blog, but what I find best of all is the RSS feeds. I can even subscribe to a unique feed which provides me with information about just the specific server I use. That’s proved useful tonight when I couldn’t log in to WordPress. A quick…

Reloaded!

With just a little breath-holding and nail-biting, I present NevilleHobson.com in some of its new clothes. A bit dramatic-sounding perhaps, but the upgrade to WordPress version 2.2.2 together with implementing the new theme you see here has gone with only a couple of fixable hitches. (If you’re a subscriber to the RSS feed, do please hop over to the site so you can take a look.) Why change? as a few people have asked me this weekend. A few reasons. A…

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