22 February, 2013 Leave a comment
[photo via jezarnold on flickr]
Chris Noble’s notepad on the interwebs
3 October, 2010 Leave a comment
No, not that Enterprise!
Hello to the WordPress theme named “Enterprise” which I’ve just switched to (from “K2”). Primarily because I wanted a slightly wider design so I can post wider screenshots and pics – such as the above. 🙂
If you notice anything weird after the theme change, let me know.
12 December, 2008 Leave a comment
A week ago WordPress updated to v2.7 with a major overhaul of the backend interface for bloggers.
If you’re curious, here’s a sneak peek at a couple of screens I see and use behind the scenes…
And the “Add New Post” page,
12 December, 2008 Leave a comment
After recently changing to the K2 theme here, I noticed that the search function was only returning a single page of results with no links to get at more pages of results.
After contacting the support team via WordPress.com last night, they had it fixed within 24 hours.
Now that’s awesome. Kudos WordPress!
3 December, 2008 2 Comments
If you’ve visited before you might notice a little change as of tonight. Noble Notes is now sporting the “k2” theme (as used by Russ).
Besides some minor formatting and style changes (including some extra image borders) the basic layout and content still remain.
If you notice anything weird let me know and I look into it.
28 March, 2008 Leave a comment
Last night I finally finished moving all my photos over to Google’s Picasa Web Albums service,
The photo upload was actually quick via the Picasa desktop application. The time consuming part was all the link fixing for photos already embedded in this blog and other pages on my site.
Besides reasons I’ve already outlined for choosing Picasa (here and here), there are a few other reasons I moved all my photos relating to personal web hosting. In particular, I’ve decided I no longer want to put time and effort into maintaining and updating my “Gallery” install (still a most excellent, free and open source solution via gallery.menalto.com). Not only does any software you install on your own website need to be updated (eg security patches), but there’s inevitably a certain amount of effort needed to customise the look and functionality to fit your site. Personally I can’t be bothered any more, especially since my personal site is non-profit and funded 100% by me!
Furthermore, host space and bandwidth needs to be paid for – both of which Google now handles for me. Picasa Web Albums are free for anyone with a Google account (who hasn’t got one these days?!) providing 1GB of storage. By moving my photos there I now have more free disk space at noble.gen.nz, and have greatly reduced my monthly bandwidth usage from my web host. Nice. Thanks Google!
So, all my photos and albums are still available, just at a different address. And with lots more available space to fill up, I now plan on getting more of my snaps online. Watch this space…
28 February, 2008 Leave a comment
Sometime overnight the server that hosts my site – noble.gen.nz – was brought back online after 42hrs (or more) of downtime. This was (hopefully) the final announcement on this outage from the The Kiwi Web Hosting Company,
There are indeed some difficulties left. In my case I’m lacking php session variable support meaning some interactive features aren’t working yet, such as my contact form, Matt’s photo gallery and pre-set zooming on my weather station map via Google…
Still, at least basic web services, including ftp and email, are back!