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Entries from August 2007

Come in number 17, Acecast is back.

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

After a year’s break from podcasting at Acecast I have decided to revive the site and my half-hour shows of free and legal music. The tracklisting has been ready for months and it shows. One of the bands on the show, Headless, have split (ouch). Hopefully we’ll hear some of the members in new bands […]

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Tags: arts · music

VS Naipul interview and article.

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Although I have never read Nobelist Naipul, I am with him on Jane Austen, I thought halfway through the book, ‘Here am I, a grown man reading about this terrible vapid woman and her so-called love life.’ In a nice piece of symmetric marketing over the weekend Naipul is interviewed in The Sunday Times “After […]

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Tags: arts · Catp

Siouxsie Sioux is back (interview Sunday Times).">Siouxsie Sioux is back (interview Sunday Times).

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Siouxsie is newly divorced, fifty and with her first solo-album Mantaray soon out. She does not think much of technology though, “YouTube,” spits the high priestess of punk, “technology – I hate it.” … People doing their own thing – that’s punk.

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Test minipost, no link in the header.

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments

This is just for testing display of miniposts without a link in the header of the post from WordPress.

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Google Calendar metalist.

August 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Best of Google Calendar addons Calendar help Google Mashup Editor Mashup Editor Blog Mashing It Up With Google Mashup Editor Integrate calendar with Joomla Calendar eventfeed using Feedburner Calendar Wikipedia entry WoogleCal —- WordPress plugin Sync iPod with Google Calendar Rock your calendar in 18 ways

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It is legal to record your call to the call-centre (Times).">It is legal to record your call to the call-centre (Times).

August 21st, 2007 · No Comments

According to The Times it is, legal to record all calls without telling the person you speak to, provided that it is for your own use. But if you intend to share the call with a third party – for use as evidence in a small claims court, for instance – the failure to explain […]

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William Gibson interviewed in The Observer.">William Gibson interviewed in The Observer.

August 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Quite a long interview with Gibson, whose latest novel Spook Country is set in the present. Cut-out quotes, I have become convinced that it is silly to try to imagine futures these days. … Well, as time has gone along, it has become more apparent to me that people don’t sit down in parliament and […]

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Tags: arts · Catp

WordPress themes metalist.

August 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Sandbox theme competion winners (Aug 2007) 10 fresh, elegant and clean ones from Smashing Magazine (May 2007) 21 more from Smashing Magazine (Jun 2007) another 83 from Smashing (Feb 2007) A list from TechRoam (Nov 2006) The best minimalist WordPress themes (plaintxt.org, Jun 2006)

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Tags: Cat1 · Cat3

Useful WordPress links.

August 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

How WordPress works, convert static html to a WordPress template. Good introduction if you are migrating from Blosxom Dissecting WordPress permalinks The top five ways of keeping your WordPress valid Wimpy player has WordPress support Spotback rating plugin John Chow’s 10 best plugins Blog Joint top plugins

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Few runners at UK Open (poker) at Loose Cannon.

August 19th, 2007 · No Comments

I just did a search to see how many runners there were down at Cannon Street for last week’s UK Open. I haven’t found information for the first event, but there were only 29 players for the second event, 12 for the third event and 15 for the fourth. I guess there will be a […]

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Test Link in a minipost header.">Test Link in a minipost header.

August 13th, 2007 · No Comments

The above test link should go to Acecast, not to the permalink on Halvorsen.org. This is for testing use of a-tags in the title headline using WordPress themes (test on the front page of the blog), as I sometimes might just want to link to an external piece with no comments or content, just the […]

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Paul Morley’s tribute to Tony Wilson (Observer).">Paul Morley’s tribute to Tony Wilson (Observer).

August 13th, 2007 · No Comments

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Migrating old Blosxom content to WordPress

August 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments

There seems to be no out-of the box solution for moving a site with several levels of subcategories from Blosxom to WordPress and keeping the subcategories intact. Neither Jason Clark’s, nor hohndel.org’s suggestions worked for me without a lot of work. I’ve had no luck with the WordPress wiki or the standard ways of importing […]

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