Category Archives: Miscellaneous

What Shall I Blog About?

Question Mark

To give me more information on your interest areas please fill in this questionnaire to let me know what you would prefer me to blog about. You can also find this feedback form on my Feedback Page Do you think there are any other options I could have added to this questionnaire? One advantage of using Google forms is that you can edit them via Google Drive and they automatically update wherever you have embedded them. Continue Reading…

Also posted in Productivity

Sueblimely Still Standing, Better Than I Ever Did

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I have considered blogging here again for a while now. Similar to writing to an old friend, who you have not been in contact with for a long time, I found it hard to know where to start. I decided to stop making excuses. Waiting until I had redesigned my theme was one of the main reasons. I am now putting off procrastinating; that can wait until another day. I could have just written one of my tutorial type posts but that did not seem personal enough; after all, this is a blog, not an instruction manual. I want to […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Off Topic

The Blog rises from its Sick Bed

The impetus to blog gradually disapppeared and I posted less frequently. I stopped keeping up with current happenings in the blogging world, which would normally have fuelled me with ideas for topics to write about.  The longer I left it the harder it became to start up again.  The blog came to a halt. It seems now that it is tentatively raising up from its sick bed to say a weak hello. Why now? I just had an email from CMF Ads who informed me that apart from not blogging since last June I had masses of spam comments.  On […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Off Topic

Blogosphere News Sept 27th

Reading Your turn – if you have written or have read something that may interest readers here or come across a new site worth a look at let me know; by leaving a comment here or via my contact page. (The latter may be best if it is your own post so that others do not perceive it as being spammy) I will only publish comments that include links if the links are relevant and useful. (covering myself here in case I get spam!). If you are a regular reader you will know I try to feature posts from some […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Blogger, Wordpress

Blogger Template Changes

Please excuse me if you are not using blogger as this will be of no interest at all to you but I know some other people are keen to make the move over to WordPress and I want to let them know how I am going. On changing to the ‘new’ Blogger I used a default template because all the alterations, hacks and workrounds I used, to add the features I wanted, broke my original template completely. A quick way round this was for me to copy all the sidebar content and put it in one of the html/javascript page […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Blogger

Australia’s inadequate download limits

Tax returns done, I can at last allow myself some time for blogging and browsing. Using up our internet download limit for the month, two days early, was actually helpful for a change as I did not get sidetracked from my task at hand. In normal circumstances I would be ranting and raving about the restrictive broadband service in Australia. We are on a, so called, unlimited broadband plan but this means we have a certain download limit and then get speed restricted. The restricted speed was so slow that I could not download email without timing out nor get […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Miscellaneous

How to share with Madkast

If you look at the title of this post you will see a little green ‘share this’ button underneath. This is the Madkast widget. Clicking on it will allow you to save/share the post on 15 of the major link sharing sites (Digg, Delicious, Facebook, Reddit, Technorati…) . What makes Madkast stand out from other similar blog utilities is that you can also send the full text of the post via email or MMS text message. Cleverly, Madkast recognizes you wherever you go by saving the email addresses and numbers that you send to. Installation is simple, either by copying […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Tutorials

Google Sky – Fully Researched Review

After spending quite some considerable time researching Google Sky I have come up with the following erudite and learned opinion: Wow! What pretty pictures Good Fun The above slideshow was created using Slide. Slide provides a very simple and easy method of incorporating slideshows of various styles and image transition types into a blog. Upload your images, choose the style you want and copy and paste the provided code into your blog posts or sidebars. Continue Reading…

Also posted in Off Topic

Google Sky – Reach for the Stars

This is totally off topic but I had to share the cause of my excitement. As I came home last night from a delightful evening out, dining with my two sons at a cheap and cheerful local Greek restaurant, my mood was high and the sky was dark and clear. I wished, once more, that I knew more about the stars and constellations in the southern sky above. Imagine how pleased I was to discover that Google Earth now incorporates ‘Sky’ which allows an astronaut’s view of the earth. Not only can you view stars, constellations, galaxies, planets and the […] Continue Reading…

Also posted in Tools and Resources