Housekeeping

Deja Vu!

by mel starrs on June 25, 2008

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I’ve swapped my WordPress theme back to DeepBlue, which you will probably recognise.  Readers were reporting difficulties using IE6 on the old theme (which was only a placeholder, really) so I’ve switched things back and tested it on Firefox2, IE6 and IE7.  Virtually no-one who visits here uses IE5 or below, so I didn’t test […]

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Happy Blogday to me…

by mel starrs on April 11, 2008

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Is is really two years? Almost 360 posts, over 70 regular subscribers, almost 8000 hits in the past year*, including over 250 to BREEAM is a means to an end post. *Over 20% of visitors use Firefox as their browser, most of the rest use IE.  Only 0.5% use Mac although one visitor found me using […]

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Happy New Year

by mel starrs on January 7, 2008

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Back to blogging for the New Year.  A few changes around the site.  I now have an amazon store which can be accessed at the sidebar and here – feel free to shop til you drop. I also have implemented a del.icio.us plug-in which you might already have noticed.  If you also use del.icio.us, you […]

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Merry Xmas

by mel starrs on December 17, 2007

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A bit early to be calling it a day for Xmas, but I am currently up to my eyeballs in learning Spanish – I have homework to do and everything! Normal service will resume in the New Year; expect blogging to begin again on Monday 7th January.  I am endeavouring to clear out all my […]

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New look, nearly New Year

by mel starrs on December 6, 2007

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As you can see, if you are not one of my 50 odd subscribers by RSS (at last folks seem to be catching onto the joy of RSS), I’ve changed the look of the blog (again). If you are one of my 50 odd subscribers, thank you and please stop by and have a poke […]

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Tinkering again…

by mel starrs on November 22, 2007

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Can’t quite find a WordPress theme I’m happy with – think of this as an interim measure.  At least most of the widgets seem to be working and I’ve got rid of the white space at the top of the page. My biggest problem was trying to remember how to get into net2ftp  – thank […]

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I am not a webmaster

by mel starrs on November 8, 2007

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Gah.  Ever had that feeling that you have just enough knowledge to get yourself in trouble?  As you may have gathered from the odd formatting, my html skillz have some way to go.  I can’t figure out what I’ve done wrong (probably some wonky formatting in a post just about to slip off the page, […]

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Housekeeping

by mel starrs on October 12, 2007

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Things will probably continue to be quiet here for a bit while I do a bit of catching up and reorganisation.  Things I intend to do to the site: Upgrade to WP2.3 Reorganise the blogroll.  I’ve been recategorising my blog feeds into 3 broad types across each of my topics.  The topics are generally sustainable […]

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Housekeeping – job alerts removed

by mel starrs on July 27, 2007

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For anyone who was avidly addicted to my job alerts column (on the right), I’m afraid I’ve deleted it.  The job market for BREEAM is currently at saturation – if you are BREEAM qualified, there are tens, if not hundreds of opportunities listed on other websites.  And any exciting opportunities tend to come about by […]

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Short blog hiatus

by mel starrs on June 25, 2007

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I’m currently* in China and may not be able to access my blog as it’s hosted with my own domain name.  If that is the case, I hope to be back blogging by end of July. In the meantime, check out all the links I have down the side – a host of informative people […]

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