Category: Other things

  • Getting ahead of the game: changed theme early

    I noticed that the security status was having a whinge about unused themes, and that turned out to be because there was a new one. Since I never really warmed to the previous one (a little to sparse, IMO), I’ve jumped right onto the new one (next years’). Seems a bit fancy, in that it […]

  • Back on the air..

    Broadcasting live from a new address block, in a different house with a different internet connection. Normal transmission appears to have resumed. Any discrepancies with reality are therefore probably your own problem.

  • Another upgrade, another deprecated theme

    This morning’s software maintenance upgraded WordPress. Had to poke around on Google to figure out why my site had vanished, and what to do about it. Nothing dramatic: database upgrade. Good, there everything was, in the admin panel. Nope: the old theme had been deprecated too, so I had to choose another. Might as well […]

  • Well, that didn’t last long…

    I think that our NBN stayed up about ten hours, before bouncing another two times. In my personal yesterday afternoon, I’d been sent an SMS to say that NBNco were going to be doing network maintenance in my area, and that I should expect outages. So perhaps that’s OK? Anyway, my stats show that the […]

  • Touch wood: network up for more than an hour!

    Several sessions with Telstra service techs later, and an overnight “watch” was able to convince them that sure enough, my modem had been in yoyo mode. Their remote-end tests, and the ones also done on behalf of NBN infrastructure all suggested that the network side of the wall socket was “fine”, and that the problem […]

  • Last minute infrastructure upgrade

    This blog is now available in IPv6 flavour, for those who prefer it, thanks to the magic of the nbn. Pictures might load a little quicker too. Let’s hope it’s also reliable: still too young to be able to tell from experience.  Not that it matters greatly on this trip, as the expected total lack […]

  • Technical works spanner

    So, there I was, sitting on the veranda of the latest digs, resting after a day’s drive with a beer and my phone, looking up something on maps. Screen went blank. Powered back up, and after the “Google” sting, black again. Couple of times. Went for the recovery-mode start-up and that went straight back to […]

  • WordPress have an app — what is it like?

    This seems to be very nice!  It’s got the whole dashboard back on the previous screen, along with a “compose” button that brings up a new page to edit.  What more could you want?  Let’s see how it goes with photos… Here’s one from near the end of yesterday’s adventure on the high  seas.  That […]

  • Decentralized social media – Scuttlebutt

    I came across this page (about Scuttlebutt) via today’s “Four Short Links” post.  Since I’m interested in the internet, and have played on Usenet since before it was part of the internet (who remembers uucp?), the idea seemed cool.  Since it also involves cryptography, Kiwis and boats, what’s not to like?  There are intermittently-connected networks […]

  • And another thing…

    Looks as though categories links don’t show up unless there is at least one post in the category.  This is that post.  If I ever post something more substantial, this one is likely to go away.