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Category: "Blog Updates"


Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on December 10th, 2008 @ 19:19:49 , using 58 words,
Posted in General, Blog Updates

Well I can honestly say that worked considerably better than I could realistically have hoped for. The blog s/w has now been updated. It doesn't necessarily have my skin of choice, and some stuff needs resizing to get it to display images at a size I feel comfortable with but it's not looking too bad. More later

Ripping the Skin Off

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on December 6th, 2008 @ 13:36:06 , using 115 words,
Posted in General, Blog Updates

No, not what you're thinking. The more I look at this blog, the more I'm convinced it needs a new skin and probably something that isn't so busy at that. I guess that with the default stuff they throw a whole bunch of stuff in there to give you an idea of what can be done with b2e. IMNSHO, it ends up looking a bit cluttered and if I was wholly truthful I don't know what some of it is for... I mean, all that RSS stuff, does it really matter to anyone?

Possibly the introduction of CS4 Web Premium over Christmas will help me get onto this sooner than I'd thought would happen.

I really must make more of an effort

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on August 30th, 2008 @ 01:33:04 , using 115 words,
Posted in General, Blog Updates

For the life of me, the mere thought of keeping this thing anything like up to date escapes me. Not that I don't know it's there, but is anyone watching who might be interested I wonder? Perhaps not.

I notice that b2e is now up to v2.4.2 [stable] "Palms". Does that mean I ought to go through the rigmarole of updating once more and trying to find where I made the changes I needed in the skin? Ugh! Not too difficult to do you understand, but am I really that bothered?

Probably time for bed now so I'll sign off - too hot to sleep though tonight, probably going to be a long one.

The weekend arrives...

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on April 11th, 2007 @ 20:32:39 , using 264 words,
Posted in General, Blog Updates

It's now Wednesday and I've finally got the little problem with uploaded images sorted out. Good news as that sort of thing can be just a little irritating - damned file permissions!

The next thing to sort is the default disabling of comments when writing new posts. Given the efforts I had to go too to clear out the spam comments I found a few days back, I'd rather not leave things open for people to just do as they please in here - I know there are other ways of approaching this and that I need to look at them, but this is an itch that needs scratching.

The ankle is now improving. The backslab came off today and no need to go back to the hospital next week. A little light exercise and I should be good for the flight back home next weekend. It still aches a fair bit, but it's nice to be shot of the crutches at last.

Here in Riyadh, the weather has been doing its nut a bit today, started the day with clear blue skys, finished it off with a massive thunder storm and torrential rain. The chances are though, that in another weeks time, it will all be over and we won't see a drop of rain until the end of November. The indiginous population are predicting that this summer could be an absolute scorcher.

OK, think that's it for the evening, time for a drink and another chapter of 'Persian Fire' by Tom Holland - it's well worth a read as is his 'Rubicon'

Testing Image Uploads

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on April 9th, 2007 @ 09:33:00 , using 51 words,
Posted in Blog Updates

Big Hug

For whatever reason, I can't get uploaded images to show up in here, though ones stored outside the blog, but on the same domain, work just fine.

Ah well, back to the drawing board

Edit: As you can see, I managed to fix this one in the end, using this - http://forums.b2evolution.net/viewtopic.php?t=3872

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