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Posts tagged Blog

Keeping the Blog Fast

23 Sep 2013 8:00 Tags: Blog, Programming, Web Design

Although I've dropped off the front page for any useful set of keywords in GoogleNow 11th for C++ for Physicists, I still take some amount of pride in this blog. Some of the content is even readable, and the underlying tech does seem to work.

Part of my guiding principles in the design of the blog has been to keep it really fast and really technical simple. I’ve discussed some of the server work I’ve done on this in previous posts. What I have been working on more recently is reducing what is being sent to the browser.


I'm Back...Maybe

16 Sep 2013 8:00 Tags: Blog, News

So, I made the first post in nine months last week. I then went on to accidentally delete it whilst doing a bulk spam clean out, and had to reassemble it from snippets in my memory and a partial cached version.

It really doesn't feel like nine months to me — it was quite a busy time. I might be back now. I started writing all sort of things in the missing time, some of which may one day be publishable. In the meantime, some news.



21 Dec 2012 16:00 Tags: Blog, News

I'm pleased to report that I have finally moved all the content off the old blog onto this new platform.

Because of various format changes over the last three years, some of them may still not be rendering properly; I think I've already fixed the worst of the visual bugs, but there is a surprisingly large amount of data to sort through. There's also all the tags to reinstate; I'm hoping to be able to get this sorted out as a script at some point soon.


Mangler's Tag Parser

30 Nov 2012 8:00 Tags: Blog, PHP, Programming, Web Design

Wordpress might well be an unauthenticated remote shell, with a blog added, but it does has a number of exciting features. These include the flexible support for ‘Short Codes’, essentially extra custom tags which are processed server side. These formed the basis of my footnotes plug-in, Note-n-Cite.


Welcome to Mangler

18 Nov 2012 23:00 Tags: Blog, News, PHP, Programming, Web Design

Welcome to the new version of my blog, now powered by Mangler. You can find out more about the other bits and bobs I've used in the theme information page.

It's going to be a bit sparse for a little while — there were some rather last minute changes to engine, so I'm going to have to work on the importing of old posts all over again. That's going to take a little while, especially as I haven't finished writing the administration interface for Mangler yet.