Apologies

Sorry to any of you who got a warning from Google about malicious software download. My server was hacked by a relatively dumb robot which put a malware distribution script at the top of some of the static html files. I assume you will be happy to know that I have cleaned out the infection …

Continue reading ‘Apologies’ »

A convergent visionary

If you have been following this blog and you are interested in the area of convergent technology, then you may want to take a look at the site I have put together to gather my scattered writings and thoughts on this interesting and rich field. Frank Carver – a Convergent Visionary To start the new …

Continue reading ‘A convergent visionary’ »

WordPress syntax highlight plugin problems

Up until recently, I was using a WordPress plugin called “WP-codebox” to format my code samples in this blog, but today it broke my RSS feed, so I have abandoned it. I liked the “geshi” syntax highlighting engine used inside it, but unfortunately it generated flaky HTML, and was not smart enough to disable JavaScript …

Continue reading ‘WordPress syntax highlight plugin problems’ »

Some of my web sites temporarily unavailable

Following an unfortunate hacking exploit, some of my web sites are temporarily unavailable while I clean them up and review the number of web sites I currently manage. If you are interested in any content which used to be available on any of these sites, please start by checking the Internet archive “Wayback Machine”. If …

Continue reading ‘Some of my web sites temporarily unavailable’ »

Frustrated with the WordPress tag cloud widget

As you can see if you are reading this on the blog,punchbarrel.com web site (you will need to imagine if you are using an RSS reader or some fancy blog-to-email thingy), this blog has a “tag cloud” in a sidebar. I really like the way that a tag cloud allows quick and easy access to …

Continue reading ‘Frustrated with the WordPress tag cloud widget’ »

Bored with emailing links and stuff

It took a while, but I finally got fed up with sending links to interesting articles and web resources to friends and colleagues. So I have set up this traditional “linkblog” to share what I find. Sounds a great idea, but the challenge will be encouraging people who might benefit from what I find to …

Continue reading ‘Bored with emailing links and stuff’ »