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Google News Sitemap + WordPress

Annoyingly the current version of the google-news-sitemap plugin for WordPress (v1.4) doesn’t work with some silly XML namespace error reported by google. See http://wordpress.org/support/topic/364929 and effectively the ‘patch’ on the Google Support forum thing which works fine (there are two bits of the plugin which need updating – whcih correlate to the two parts mentioned […]

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Silly SoapClient

Sam made some changes to a SOAP service one customer has – and suddenly our automated tests kept failing. “WTF?” we thought. We persistently got the same error (e.g. Fatal error: SOAP-ERROR: Encoding: object hasn’t ‘SortResults’ property in ….) yet the generated WSDL file (when viewed through a web browser etc) no longer has SortResults in […]

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Trying to not delve into wordpress

I don’t normally do anything with WordPress from a work point of view – I’ve always left such work to ‘designer’ types… Anyway, yesterday I had a referral for someone who has two fairly busy websites (anorak.co.uk / whoateallthepies.tv) sat on a fairly beefy server (8 core, 16g of ram… oh in a few years that’ll […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-28

Back from long run. Good but body now protesting; dog caused me to loose timings etc so no idea of time. http://favoriterun.com/302054 # RT @bromsgrove Winner of the best curry award named: spice valley, worcs rd. http://bit.ly/amuzbx <- I agree. # First ice cream van of the year just drove past, and now he's back […]

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Random notes from installing postfixadmin 2.3 deb

Server: Debian Lenny Installed .deb from here # wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/postfixadmin/files/postfixadmin/postfixadmin_2.3_all.deb/download …. # dpkg -i postfixadmin_2.3_all.deb … dpkg moans about missing dependencies Selecting previously deselected package postfixadmin.(Reading database … 38632 files and directories currently installed.)Unpacking postfixadmin (from postfixadmin_2.3_all.deb) …dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of postfixadmin: postfixadmin depends on dbconfig-common; however:  Package dbconfig-common is not installed. postfixadmin depends on wwwconfig-common; […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-21

pondering a long run tomorrow – http://favoriterun.com/302054 – 19.3 miles. Hope the weather's ok. # UK Drivers – when on the motorway, if there is adequate space on your left, pull over and let those behind through. #fsckingBMWidiotontheM6 # All stop. M42….. # Only 8 hours in the car today. 'should' have been closer to […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-14

Hmm tesco sell semi invisible diesel too. Needle didn't move after refuel, stopped to put more in and then it caught up. Stupid car. # Random diesel prices : independent 111.9p/l, sainsburys 113.9p/l, tesco 115.9p/l. Tescos were the only one open at 7am on Sunday. :-/ # Hmm weather advisory for heavy snow on my […]

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Starbucks – Free wifi should not cost £5

Today, I went to London to visit a prospect customer – who we’ve done work for before – oddly the people I spoke to had no knowledge of the work we did (they paid for it all about 18-24 months ago… but nevermind), and it doesn’t appear to have been deployed either (“We heard someone […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-07

Wondering where to run to tomorrow. # Rowan now has a facebook account to go with his Twitter @rowangoodwin and blog … (rowangoodwin.co.uk, Facebook.com/rowan.Goodwin) # Haha msnbot it appears you are enjoying indexing a customers server a bit much. Have you heard of being 'nice' ? # Today I did a total of 132 pushups […]

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Still looking for a PHP contractor….

At work I’m still looking for a short term PHP contractor. Perhaps I’m being unrealistic in my expectations/requirements (rate/location/duration/skills etc), but nevertheless…. As I’ve not found anyone via normal channels (twitter/phpwm user group etc) I thought I’d turn to a random recruitment agency (who I’d spoken to a week or so ago). Yesterday I interviewed […]