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Flying Nerd site 03 Dec 2005 09:48 pm

Flying Nerd site now has a favicon

Delete your old bookmark and make a new one!

Oooohhh aaahhhhh.

Flying Nerd site 08 Nov 2005 11:16 am

Akismet catches its first spam

The Akismet spam prevention plug-in for WordPress detected and blocked its first comment spam last night.

Two attempts to place comment spam were detected. Both were intercepted and blocked. No intervention on my part has been required. So far, so good.

Flying Nerd site 06 Nov 2005 09:11 pm

Take THAT, comment spammers

The Akismet comment spam detection and obliteration plugin has now been installed on this site. With a bit of luck, I won’t get many more moderation requests for comment spam.

Your intelligent and friendly comments are always welcome!

Flying Nerd site 06 Nov 2005 10:44 am

Comment Spam — aaarrrggghhhh

The Flying Nerd site has been active for some time now and has been blissfully free of comment spam. Until yesterday, that is.
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Flying Nerd site &Miscellaneous &Nerd stuff 28 Sep 2005 01:49 pm

Gravatars are intermittent

Updated 10 Oct 05: Gravatars are, how shall I put it, INTERMITTENT. Sometimes your lovely Gravatar will show up. Sometimes you will be a grey or black box. The man from is trying to fix things as quickly as possible.

Updated: 30 Sep 05. They’re fixed.

There’s a problem with displaying Gravatars (globally recognised avatars) at present.

Sounds like the folks at have a traffic volume issue with their hosting provider. Until they work it out, I guess we’re stuck with black boxes in the comments section.

See here for details.

Stay tuned.

Flying Nerd site 17 Sep 2005 10:34 pm

Bold new look

Out with the curves and the insipid blue. In with sharp angles, strong lines and bold colours.

Why? Because I can. It’s a learning thing.

What do you think?

[PS: I’ve also upgraded to WordPress 1.5.2. This shouldn’t change much ‘up front’. Let me know if you come across any problems.]

Flying Nerd site 04 Aug 2005 04:52 pm

Minor usability changes

To help with navigation, now displays the sidebar (that’s the bit over there ==>) on every page. Previously this was omitted when reading a full post.

Hope you think this helps. I do.
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Flying Nerd site 26 Jul 2005 09:50 am

New-look Nerd

The Flying Nerd site boasts a bold new header today. It’s a little bit slower to load, but I think it’s worth the wait. And in any case, you are on broadband, aren’t you?
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Flying Nerd site 25 Jul 2005 05:47 pm

Gravatars are enabled

The Flying Nerd site now supports Gravatars (Globally Recognised Avatars) which will be associated with your comments.

Do you have one?

Flying Nerd site 20 Jul 2005 06:38 pm

Welcome to the Flying Nerd

The Flying Nerd web site took off on 20 July 2005.

The F1 posts are dated earlier, but have never previously been posted on the web — they come from a series of emails I shared with like minded friends (known in the F1 world as ‘anoraks’).

Enjoy, and join in.

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