Daily Archives: 5 April 2007


Suggested by the stunning Michelle:

13 things in the room that you are in right now:

  1. A green mug.
  2. A Cisco free pen that has a magic blue light that comes on when you click the end.  It’s great, like a Doctor Who sonic screwdriver that writes.
  3. A post it note asking me to “Please do the scanner.  Please! Please! Thanks”.
  4. A grey CAT5e network cable.
  5. A hammer.  Obviously for percussive maintenance issues.
  6. A stack of inspirational pictures that need to go up on the walls.  You know the sort.
  7. My swishy new laptop.  It’s an HP Compaq nx9420 and is much better than my old one.
  8. The most beautiful server I have ever had the pleasure of working on.  It’s 1U and shiny.
  9. A pile of software licences.  Somewhere in there is the Office 2007 OEM installation CD.  I hope.
  10. My shoes.  My lovely new green trainers with the slightly too long green laces.
  11. My travelling expenses.  At nearly £50 a day I’d quite like this money back.
  12. My phone.  It’s a Blackberry 8700f and it really does stop me from getting away from work.  Curse you!
  13. A 4Gb flash memory stick that I keep calling a pen.

Anyway.  I should be finished in a bit and then I can go home and do DIY with The Hildy.  What have I missed while I’ve been working?

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Comment tracking

Back in the heady days of yesteryear (23 June 2005) when I were a young lad new to blogging I became utterly enamoured with the wonder of comment tracking.  You could leave a comment on someone’s blog and then see the comments of everyone who subsequently visited and had something to say.  You could actually keep track of things that you’d said and follow multiple threads through for weeks or even months.


Sadly Twenty6 went down to pan, swapped platforms and decided that comment tracking was something that really wouldn’t encourage people to blog.  Frankly I’m lost without it so I turned my back on the bag of poo that my first blog had become and went over to Platform27 which was like a poor man’s 20Six, with half the people missing but most of the functionality.  It has comment tracking at least and some of the greatest people you could hope to meet online.  For a long time I double posted everything on both blogs but the whole thing started to annoy me.  A few of the old community didn’t come over to P27 but ran all over t’Internet looking for new pasture.  Some came here to WordPress, some went to Vox, some sad teens went to myspace *spits* but we don’t talk about them.  Not in growed up company anyway. 

Now many of P27 have started drifting away.  WordPress and Vox seem to have an equal split.

Anyway I’d quite like it if all my Internet chums could please come over to WordPress and stay here.  All this running around is really quite tiring. 

Alternatively could you all go to a platform that has comment tracking (like WordPress has) and then let me know where you’ve gone.  I quite like WordPress so I hope that you go for the former option. 

Things I’d quite like WordPress to have:

  • The ability to edit the HTML and javascript if I just want to change something
  • Cake
  • A photoblog section with vast amounts of free storage for all my lovely kids photos and pictures of rats
  • The ability to comment with HTML or just to comment with an image added
  • Have I mentioned cake

What do you want today?


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