New Year. New Blog. Probably the Same Old Story.

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So here I am again. I’ve switch the blog from serendipity to wordpress. Despite the possible security issues with  wordpress, I’ve a number of wordpress blogs and I have a script which should help me keep them all up to date using svn.

In addition, I’m in the process of moving my hosting from gradwell to a Virtual Machine hosted by bytemark partly because it will be cheaper for me and also because I was finding it hard getting support questions answered by  gradwell. This also means that at low volumes the response time from a dedicated server is much faster than from shared hosting. With the rollout of google’s new Caffeine infrastructure it’s likely that speed will become a factor in the search results.

So I’ve also built a new template for the site. It’s basically a cut down hacked around version of the standard wordpress kubrik template. From the previous site I’ve cut down on the use of colour and I’ve dropped headers entirely and kept a single sidebar. There are lots of tweaks that still need to be applied.

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So, I’m hoping to provide regular updates on my usual activities… Progress on the bread making front, photography, OpenStreetMap, Bedlamites and whatever else comes up :) In reality I probably won’t end up doing anything for another 3 months.

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