It’s my first day …

While it’s easy to recall a Homer Simpson-style joke from that headline, I certainly didn’t have any Homer Simpsons-style screw-ups from my first day as Web Producer for Australian Penthouse magazine. Meeting people, learning various tools, reading and research, the usual first day kind of stuff. The commute was tough — actually got a seat ...

Left CNET today, on to new things

Final day at CNET Networks Australia today. A bit sorry I had to leave, but glad that I have given the situation, and given where I’m going. Because, yes, I have taken a job as Web Producer for Australia Penthouse magazine. That’s exactly as good as it sounds. The pay’s better, the job is bigger ...

Converting your Blogger blog to WordPress: the help you need

Just last week I finally worked out how to convert my blog, which had been on Blogger for years (but always self-hosted), to WordPress, on my own dedicated web server. I did it with a method that many people no doubt know about, but it was not one that I read about at all. In ...

‘Ask Zawarhi’ — apparently not a joke

Noticed this piece in the news today … at first I was sure it was an April Fool’s Day joke, then I saw it was reported in December initially, and posted here on April 2 anyway. Anyway … “Ask Zawarhi” responses coming soon from Qaeda leader” WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Al Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawarhi’s responses ...

April Fool’s Day overload online

Woke up this morning with Triple J trying to tell me it was an hour earlier than it actually was, to the point that the Breakfast show didn’t start until 7am (instead of 6). This joke only lasted until I actually woke up — and it was pretty dumb I think, with no real elaboration ...

Holiday nearly over … no …

Quiet enough day today, with that sinking feeling coming over me that the holiday is nearly over. I know it’s not really that bad (especially with just a week left of the current job), but it can’t help but feeling a bit blah anyway. Backend-wise, the blog is becoming seriously annoying right now. I thought ...

Fog, holidays and pondering the future

What a day … the strangest fog first thing in the morning. Tom and his family had to go home early, so everyone ended up at the crack of dawn after Millie got up at 5am! The fog was really heavy, and it didn’t look like we’d do anything much, but by lunch time it ...

Amusements and weirdness

Was reminded today in this article about one of my earliest exposures to computers as a kid. We had a BBC Micro when I was in about year 4 or 5 of primary schoold (1984-5). And the game I remember the most was Granny’s Garden. Which you can play online apparently now. It was an ...

Moving this blog to WordPress — go there for the new stuff

I am somewhere in the process of moing this blog to WordPress on its own server — now properly and accurately at stephen-turner.net. But there seems to be no end of problems to the import/export process, to the point that I don’t even know if it will happen properly.So I suspect I might just start ...

Domains, servers and getting things right

At the moment no one can really read this even, so it seems a bit dumb, but I do want to keep up the habit. Either way, that shouldn’t last for long, as tonight I’ve set up a new decent web space account, and am setting up WordPress to go with it (where I can ...
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