December 29, 2003

Friday themeZ

Okay, I think last week's got lost in the holiday rush, so we'll keep that current (Winning Lotto) and add in Resolution as well. So now we've got two themes. Cool? And since it's another holiday week, perhaps we should keep them both round until the 11th, since things are fairly quiet at the moment.

Or shall we just take a break from the themes altogether until say mid-January?

Posted by iona at 08:27 AM | Comments (0)

December 25, 2003

Just a note... welcome Cal to the homepage with her new blog, musical.

As you'll probably have noticed, there's a new homepage layout in place. It's not perfect but, hey, everyone fits sans scrolling (at least in 1024x768).

Posted by iona at 10:40 PM | Comments (0)

December 23, 2003

Looking good!

Yay, thank you to whoever fiddled with the homepage (Iona? In a fit of procrastination?) It now looks so much prettier in Mozilla, without some of the blogs all squashed together. And I think the shorter extracts are fine.

Posted by Fionnaigh at 09:59 PM | Comments (1)

When spam and procrastination collide

Dear Stonesoupers

I notice that, like me, a number of you are getting spam comments. Sometimes these are obviously spam -- a bunch of links to pharmaceutical sites -- and other times they look like real comments but have links to places you just don't want to go.

Accordingly, I've installed the great and wonderful mt-blacklist plugin, which will a) prevent the posting of more spam comments and b) filter out and delete any existing ones. If you receive any further spam comments, please forward them to me and I'll add the addresses to the list of evil-doers (the list can be found here).

The sad thing, especially for spam that looks like a real comment but is actually evil, is that you might feel like you end up with less comments. So here's fair warning. The plugin is currently active, in that new spam comments can't be posted. In a week or so, I'm going to run the bit that will purge out all the nasty not-really-comments on the stonesoup site.

If you want your blog to be exempt from this, let me know asap.

If you want to keep a comment that has a dodgy web address in it, maybe delete out the web address or something?

Oh, and I think mt-blacklist sends out emails when spam has been blocked, so I'd be interested, at least to start off with, to hear if you receive one of those.


Posted by iona at 11:53 AM | Comments (6)

December 22, 2003

Friday theme: Winning lotto

(As suggested by Phreq.)

Re the Christmas party that wasn't. Sorry! My follow-through is clearly out of commission. Someone else feel free to organise a last minute something if you want (I'll try to make it), or alternatively we could instead have a new year meeting of some kind in mid-January when things are less crazy...

Posted by iona at 08:12 AM | Comments (3)

December 15, 2003

Freshly sealed

There are now more of us, hence we are merrier. Welcome to phreq's new stonesoup blog, plasticwrap.

Posted by iona at 02:03 PM | Comments (0)

Friday theme: Surprise

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December 08, 2003

Friday theme: Unfavourite things

For balance.

Posted by iona at 08:31 AM | Comments (0)

December 02, 2003

Christmas party?

Hey y'all

Who's up for a stonesoup Christmas get together? Lunch, after-work drinks, or dinner? What do you all think?

:-) iona (now that I'm unemployed there just aren't enough xmas dos in my life)

Posted by iona at 04:23 PM | Comments (4)

December 01, 2003

Friday theme: A few of my favourite things

Posted by iona at 06:44 AM | Comments (0)