Well, it’s slightly more than halfway through the year, but part of me, deep down, still runs on a school calendar I think, and it’s the tail end of July, when all the exams are done and the holidays are up and running, that feels like the year’s mid-point. The Wired Jester has gotten aContinue reading “Halfway through the year, and where are we up to”
After a week of tinkering, the Wired Jester is now up and running on WordPress. TWJ spent just over a year on TypePad, and while I certainly enjoyed using their blogging software, I’ve been looking to move to WordPress for a while. It’s what we use at work for our blogs and podcasts, and I’veContinue reading “Boom, WordPress”
As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I stopped link-blogging on this site – as I was using Delicious, everything I ever saved was getting posted here, which was both ugly and lazy. Delicious certainly had its plus points though; regular blogging is good, and using it made me think about the links IContinue reading “An online notebook”
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I was considering making some changes to this blog. I’ve begun the tinkering; a lot of it has, so far, been behind the scenes, and has mostly consisted of doodles on paper, but some of these ideas are now going from the real world to this digitalContinue reading “There will be more, but before that, less”
Right, the site design is unb0rked now. I’ve also tweaked the design a little bit, as a very tentative first step towards this site’s next guise. Also, Barbelith.
Picture caption: The road to the future, yesterday. Lots of concrete and white light. No robots in sight. It’s been a while since there’s been a longer post on the Wired Jester, so I thought I’d drop one in, partly because I’m quite proud of the above shot at London Bridge and wanted to showContinue reading “The Wired Jester 2.0”
For the Wired Jester is now, officially (thanks, Google), the web’s number 1 resource for FIGHTING OFF NINJAS! If you have reached this site because of a ninja-related emergency, I recommend calling your local emergency services as soon as possible. Aside from this, there is little I can say other than you should be comfortedContinue reading “Today is a proud day for the Wired Jester”
Just changed the Jester’s clothes, so to speak, and given this blog a new, simpler look. Let me know what you think – and if it causes any problems etc.
What’s it all about, Alfie Alex? I’ve been using a lot of Twitter recently, and in the process have been thinking about what this blog is really for. Over the years, it’s consistently evolved – originally it was a place for storing and sharing my photos, but Flickr’s taken that over; I used to putContinue reading “The evolution of blogs”
The wildly, slightly implausibly successful Custom PC podcast (I say this because at one point, we were higher in the iTunes chart than Jamie Oliver) introduced me to the rather awesome Feedburner. It’s an absolutely excellent service, and TypePad, which hosts The Wired Jester, allows you to use Feedburner for your blog’s RSS feed. SoContinue reading “Fun with feeds”