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Medium

Medium

I used to like medium, but while it’s pretty, I haven’t concentrated on it for months; every now and then I copy some stuff from the blog to the medium feed, but my huge problem is that I now have to pay for people’s content and they need to pay for mine. Maybe I should!   On the other hand, I want my content to be free. Their paywall inhibits people’s ability to read my stuff; so it’s no longer solely  an amplifier. Although I concluded after research that I should subscribe, and maybe more.  Subscribing and reading is good citizenship and I can then chip in to others fees. For more, see below/overleaf …

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Notes on cluetrain after 15 years

Notes on cluetrain after 15 years

I have been asked, or chosen, to get involved in planning a social media presence for a campaigning organisation. It made wonder how useful cluetrain was, and remains and the extent to which it has been superseded. Here are my links and notes …

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This site, moving home

This site, moving home

I have finally moved this wordpress wiki into the davelevy.info domain from its historic site at wiki.davelevy.info; it’s now at ./wiki to be precise. Here’s how I did it. …

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Feedburner, a little hiccup

Feedburner, a little hiccup

I use Feedburner to manage my “subcribe by mail” service. I have been upset/surprised to find that some of the verification mails and even the subscription requests fail. I have some time on my hands so, here are my notes. 

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New looks for web sites

New looks for web sites

Good web design is changing again. Is it the influence of the growth of mobile devices? It’s certainly influenced my adoption of Nulis on the blog. They are picture rich, with lots of white space, borderless and short columns (often implementing lists) and strong rows! (They also tend to go to the second page by racking down, thus saving the delay of a page refresh.)

http://www.threatmatch.com/ is one example and http://guardtime.com/ is another. I have used a picture from Guardtime as my featured picture on this post. Both these sites are offering IT Security solutions, but they are both  an inspiration. At least to me.

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Using userstyles.org

Using userstyles.org

This page was originally written in 2010, and may have been posted to the snipsnap bliki. When I rescued it, I copied it to the blog and then decided it would be better on the wiki. I made a major rewrite in 2021 as I considered writing alternate style sheets for some old sites that I enjoy using. Here as ever are my notes on stylish/user styles.