As a result of a heavy-handed, false and borderline-libelous copyright enforcement action against me by Youtube earlier today I have removed all my videos from that site. I will also no longer be posting any links to videos hosted there and, if I have time and can be bothered, might also go ahead and delete any such links on this site.
Unfortunately I seem to be under attack by spamming scum using a botnet, so I’ve had to turn off comments altogether… that’s my explanation in case someone notices (LOL).
I thought it would be amusing to shake things up with a skin change — also a WordPress upgrade broke the plugin I was using to generate the excerpt for my stories on the front page, so this was a move of necessity more than whimsy. This little number is called Head 1.5 and it’s by Priss. It’s quite pleasant once your eyeballs stop hurting (it is a rather bright template).
I finally managed to unwrangle the mess that WordPress’s database update had left behind (seriously, who could fathom that a database update would cause problems in relation to a graphics file in a theme I had installed and wasn’t even using?). I still think it’s a hell of a mess, but frankly I haven’t had the time to develop my own solution for the time being so at least it’s fixed and I have a means of giving out my opinions to the world again, flawed or uninteresting as they may prove. I do have a number of articles planned but yet-unwritten on a variety of subjects, like the BMW 1-series (which I drove a while back), the Zend Framework (which will be the basis of the blog that will succeed this one), duck (which is a delicious if fatty meat), and lots of other stuff.