Don’t Upgrade to Oneiric Ocelot!

The Ubuntu developers have outdone themselves this time. If beacons of disaster shone in the sky, their’s would be the brightest. I tried Kubuntu 11.10 on a virtual system and I loved it so much so I opted – against the advice of the little nagging voice in my head – to dive in and … Read more

HowTo: WordPress Code Syntax Highlighting

For months and months and months I’ve been looking for a good code syntax highlighter for WordPress. My requirements are simple: 1, the highlighter mustn’t add lots and lots of div and table tags around my code and, 2, it should add a TinyMCE pre tag button to the visual editor. If I had the … Read more

Kubuntu 11.10 – A Very Early Review

Is Ocelot ready to pounce? Or is it all oneiric? In the twilight hours of this morning, I thought I’d take a look at the new Kubuntu 11.10, codenamed “Oneiric Ocelot”. Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time, in my half-awake non-caffeinated state. Knowing how much you all dislike Ubuntu Unity and … Read more

Ubuntu 11.04 – What Have They Done?!

My imagination has been racing with ideas about how great Ubuntu 11.04 will be when finally released. Unable to contain my enthusiasm any longer I decided to download Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 and give it a whirl on my newly built AMD quad core PC. I am absolutely flabbergasted at how shit the new Natty … Read more

WordPress 3.0 – A First Look Review

Two things conspired together to great effect today – one, I have a spare domain name to mess around with and, two, WordPress 3.0 is due for release within the next few weeks and I read it has multi site functionality. so, as WordPress 3.0 RC 1 is already available to download ,I chose to … Read more

Crafty Sitemap Building

The Sitemap is the Holy Grail of a website. It’s the sheet (or sheets) of xml that new webmasters don’t know to use and some experienced webmasters neglect to create. Consider that every website has a front, a back, a mouthpiece, a gang of security guards and a guide. Visitors see the front, the webmaster … Read more