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Friday 6 June 2008

Have some Tweeting discretion.

OK. That didn't work. Because MTTwitter posted each Tweet individually it knocked everything else off the front page. It also required page to be built dynamically which unfortunately didn't play nicely with my old MT2.6 template. I could have re-built...


Sunday 18 May 2008

Who the hell still has 800 x 600 resolution?

Are you still using 800 x 600 resolution on your screen? Why? Well, from now on this site may not look right. Since the move to the current template I've been restricted to images and flash videos of 250x width...


Sunday 11 May 2008

Can't CATPCHA me!

So, I've got the MT4 comment tags into my template. Only problem now is, I can't get the reCaptcha plugin working. If I activate it, there's an error whenever anyone tries to leave a comment....


Saturday 10 May 2008

Testing Testing

I'm messing with the commenting system whilst I try to prevent comment spam.



Friday 25 April 2008

Renegade Master

Aaaaaaand I'm back. Finally, just over 11 months since the last substantial entry, I'm back in business. I'll explain why the long break occurred later. For now, I'm just glad I've got it working again. I'm aware I have no...

Thursday 31 January 2008

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Wednesday 11 July 2007

Yes, yes. I know

I can't really explain. Just no real desire. Lots to write about. Lots of posts planned and even drafted in my head. Just never typed. I'm still here. I'm still alive. If any of that had changed, I'd have mentioned...

Tuesday 15 May 2007

RSS Feed

Absolutely ages ago, I signed up to the FeedBurner service for my RSS feed. But I've done bugger all with it since. Somehow, other than my own subscription through Bloglines (just to check it's working - obviously), there's another subscriber....

Tuesday 9 January 2007

Don't say I didn't warn you.....

..cus I did. Still, it looks like no one at all missed me. And I still can't decide whether I missed blogging. So, whilst I may be returning to spordadic blogging, please expect months of "shall I / shant I...

Thursday 23 November 2006

Unloved and Unadored

Gee. Now thats the blogging blahs!! To be honest, some things have happened recently that have made blogging seem unimportant. And, with the Christmas Season coming up, it's not likely that I'll be doing too much blogging for another month...

Friday 1 September 2006

Searching for Maria

Yesterday, between 2pm and 6pm BST, I had a sudden marked influx of visitors from Sympatico MSN Canada's image search engine for the phrase "Maria Menounos. Something like over 100 in 4 hours with nothing at all before or after....

Thursday 1 June 2006

arseburgers.co.uk/blog/ as a graph

A map of this site from Websites as Graphs, via Tom....

Saturday 20 May 2006

I'm worth $172,203 (more)

Leapfish.com has a webpage that purports to calculate the value of any and all web domains you own...... So how much are mine worth? aardvark.dj - $69,984.00 arseburgers.co.uk - $28,982 4-club.co.uk - $39,854 theaardvark.co.uk - $15,914 burntwood.org - $17,496 So,...

Thursday 18 May 2006

Site Problems

I've been experiencing some problems with my host server over the last 72 hours which resulted in this and my other sites being offline for over 24 hours. Apparently there were several problems occurring concurrently that lead to this problem....

Thursday 16 March 2006

Adsense Annoyance

You may not have noticed (hah!), but I'm a member of the Adsense Programme and display Google's Adsense adverts on this and my other sites. It makes me a teeny bit of money and covers the moderate hosting costs for...

Sunday 12 March 2006

Blaaaaaaahhhhh!

It's been a while but I'm afraid the Blogging Blahs have struck. I'm struggling to find anything of interest to post about. There's quite a lot going on my life but I'm not feeling like sharing at the moment. Sorry....

Thursday 26 January 2006

How stupid are Olsen Twins' fans?

Just how stupid are the fans of The Olsen Twins? I made a post in which I quite blatantly threaten to respond to people looking for the Twins' email addresses to take the mickey. Yet still they leave comments on...

Wednesday 18 January 2006

Whoring out the site

Once again I'm pimping my site for cash. The nice people at Gretchen Lieberum's record label (which may be Ms Lieberum) have coughed up for an acre of my LH sidebar for a total of 3 months (on top of...

Wednesday 14 December 2005

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Wednesday 16 November 2005

I'm a sell out

Aaargh! I am undone! For the princely sum of $9.97 I have sold out my carnivorous beliefs and accepted an advert from PETA via Blogads (for those reading on RSS, it's in the LH sidebar on the site). I'm wracked...

Tuesday 15 November 2005

Sorry.....

I've been really slack over the last fortnight. I'm sorry. Last week Sharon went on holiday to Lanzarote with her best friend and between work and looking after the kids I didn't have much spare time. This week I have...

Tuesday 6 September 2005

Response to comments on Spam & CAPTCHA

I wrote this as a response to the comments in yesterday's post but I figures it had a general relevance to this site. It'll make more sense if you read that post and the comment first. Unfortunately Blacklist just wasn't...

Monday 5 September 2005

Comment Spam finds a way through

Despite installing James Seng's MT CAPTCHA plugin (with a little bit of help from Huy) 6 months ago, Comment Spam is once again finding its way through onto this blog. Twice in the last few days I've suffered from Spam...

Wednesday 17 August 2005

Look at me now mamma!

At some point in the next 24 hours this site will trip over the 300,000 visitors mark. How on earth did that happen? Update: Actually, it's pretty easy to work out how that happened when you look at the Top...

Wednesday 10 August 2005

I'm in the Zoo (weekly)

Check out the following site stats from today: Guess what time today I got linked from the website for Zoo Weekly Magzine magazine. Their "Babe of the Day" today is Michelle Ryan and they've linked to my entry on Kacey...

Friday 15 July 2005

I am not Richard & Judy. I could be The Olsens

What is it with internet folks? Why is it that people do a search for 'Richard & Judy' or olsens email address and assume that the first site they come across is run by the people they're looking for. This...

Monday 11 July 2005

Jumping a bandwagon

I see another bandwagon coming so I've decided I want in (feed readers will need to visit the site to see what I'm on about). First there were wristbands. Started by Lance Armstrong's "Live Strong" campaign the idea was soon...

Tuesday 28 June 2005

Do you read this site via RSS / News Aggregator?

I'm thinking of changing the RSS / XML feeds for this site, or at the very least rationalising them into one feed. Currently I'm publishing 3 feeds in RSS 0.91 (linked on the left as RSS 9.91 and I've never...

Tuesday 21 June 2005

Netscape Cookie Monster Attack

For some reason, every time I try to access the March 2005 entry "More comments about Barry Diston's Performance", Norton Internet Security warns of a "HTTP Netscape Cookie Monster" attack. It then automatically blocks the IP of my website. I...

Monday 6 June 2005

Page Rank 5/10 and its pitfalls

I'm not sure quite when it happened, but Google has promoted this site to a Page Rank of 5/10. Neat. Sort of. To be honest, the main effect of the inexplicably high ranking on Google is that my bandwidth usage...

Friday 22 April 2005

Free prize to the 200,000th reader

Ooh, ooh, ooh! Look at that! We're just 7 hits away from 200,000! OK, I know I've probably left this a little late, but I'll whip up some kind of prize for the 2000,000 reader. All he/she has to do...

Friday 4 March 2005

It's not fair

I want a re-design of this site.



Thursday 3 March 2005

Site Changes

I've made some minor changes to the site this evening. Firstly I've added details of the category each entry is filed under to the front page, monthly archive pages and individual archive pages. It's down there on the bottom right...

I don't want you to read this

Well, OK, you can. I'm not stopping you. I don't even really mean that statement. Wouldn't be much point to this post if I did. Occassionally I regret losing the anonimity with which I started this blog. When I first...

Thursday 24 February 2005

Moving Issue

Yes, I know the site's a little screwed. The server-side includes that contain the code for my 2 side bars are not being picked up. And the comments are not working because I need to re-install the perl module that...

Friday 18 February 2005

Millennium

Wow. It completely passed me by that my last post was the 1000th entry to this weblog. Jees, how on earth did that happen? I really must get a life or something....

Friday 4 February 2005

Trackback Spam & MT-Close2

When I installed the MT CAPTCHA plugin I couldn't get it to work with MT-Blacklist so I disabled MT Blacklist. Not a problem I thought. The CAPTCHA should stop the spam for now. I forgot about the trackback spam that...

Comment Spam - Repercussions and actions

So, it appears my 14,000 comment spam attempts in 60 days together with some serious hot-linking of a New Years Eve image from 2 years ago have driven my monthly bandwidth usage up to over 3GB per month. The hosting...

Wednesday 2 February 2005

Comment Spam and Server Loads

I forgot to check and clear down the MT activity log at the end of December. I checked it today. Since 28 November 2004 there have been over 13,500 entries, 99% of which will be MT Blacklist blocking comment spam....

Kelly Attractor

The September 2004 Archive is attracting about 25% of this site's total visitors at the moment and most of those are coming from a Google Image Search results page. The only problem is that the Image Search results page doesn't...

Friday 21 January 2005

Why won't MT talk to me?

My Movable Type installation has stopped emailing me when I receive comments. I've tried retyping and even completely changing the email address it has for me but no avail. It's still not talking to me. It appears to have stopped...

Friday 7 January 2005

Favourite Entries of 2004

So 2004 has been & gone. I've had more hits in a month than I'd previously received in a year and occasionally I even wrote stuff I wouldn't be ashamed to publish in public. These are they (in no particular...

Monday 6 December 2004

Wild Ride

Well that was quite a ride. Steeper than any roller coaster*, it did things to this site that I've never seen before. As the stats are about to roll off the monthly list, I thought I'd preserve them here for...

Tuesday 30 November 2004

The Neighbourhood is going Downhill

I'm not saying that the whole Gawker.com incident lowered the standard of visitor here, but lets take a quick look at the searches carried out on this site before and after the Tara Reid post....

November's Comment Spam Count

I reset the activity log for this site on the 1st November and I've just imported it into MS Word. The log contains 2,564 entries. Of this 2,252 are instances of MT Blacklist denying a comment spam entry and 43...

Sunday 21 November 2004

Ping-less

No body pings me. Everybody hates me. I'm going down the garden to eat worms. No I'm not. That's just be ridiculous. Not to mention slightly disgusting. But my trackback system doesn't appear heavily used. I haven't had a decent...

Monday 15 November 2004

Into the top 100!

I'm the king of the castle! You're the dirty rascal! Now I'm Top 100. There's a voice at the back of my head saying something aobut treating those as you go up and coming down again. But sod that. Bow...

Friday 12 November 2004

I'm evolving into a higher being

One more side affect of the whole Gawker.com thing is that The Truth Laid Bear's eco-system Traffic Ranking list has me ranked at number 126 today. That probably won't mean much to most of you, but those who know these...

Thursday 11 November 2004

Life in the Fast Lane

In Back to the Future Marty McFly makes his way around town on a skateboard by hanging onto the back of passing cars. I always thought that'd be a cool way to travel - stealing someone else's kinetic energy. Right...

Friday 22 October 2004

30 Second Guide to this Blog

I probably have your attention for just 28 - 30 seconds. 26 seconds for you to decide whether or not you want to read any more of this blog. (23) So here's a guide to my ramblings (in no order):...

Sunday 3 October 2004

They're talking about me in Danish

I've had a number of hits today from a posting in the forum at housemusik.dk. Unfortunately I don't speak Danish so I've no idea what the post says. Anyone able to translate?...

Thursday 30 September 2004

More Spamming B*st*rds

Some time ago I tried to set up Refer from Textism on this site to monitor referrers (I'm either too vain or too needy just like most of the blogging population, you decide). It didn't work, I couldn't get the...

70,000!

Wow! Will you check that out. This site just zipped past 70,000 unique visits (since April 2003) today and I didn't even notice. Having said that, it's currently averaging just over 300 hits per day. About half of these are...

Wednesday 22 September 2004

No Rapture then!

Well, I didn't ascend to Heaven in any Rapture. I did however indulge in a little bit of return-preaching. Terry Pratchett created the Discworld; Harry Potter is but a lie. JK Rowling had a seed of a story, but it...

Tuesday 21 September 2004

I need help in my search for the truth

Apparently I'm on a search for the truth. Jesus founded the Catholic Church; all other churches are but a lie. Protestants have the seed of truth, but it was planted by men and fell on the rocks where it has...

Friday 27 August 2004

Confuseled

Someone visits this site regularly from this blogroll (update: mystery solved so I've removed the link). Except that blogroll doesn't belong to any of the sites that I know blogroll me: Domain Addicts Anonymous The Daily Email Social Misfit Say...

Friday 13 August 2004

Guess the weight of the Comment Spam

In a bizarre twist to the "Guess the number of sweets in the jar" game, see if you can guess how much comment spam this site blocked in just 20 days.



Thursday 1 July 2004

Incoming!

Why would someone do the search blog inurl:archives inurl:arseburgers"Post a comment" site:uk on Google? Is this someone searching for blogs that are susceptible to comment spam from a particular source program?...

Thursday 17 June 2004

Top Ten search engine referrals

I've been perusing my referrer logs of late (Who am I kidding, I'm permanently examining my referrer logs to see if anyone new in linking me). So, purely for shits and giggles, here are the top ten search engine terms...

Monday 14 June 2004

T minus 161

In just 161 more visits, the recorded visits for this site, according to sitemeter, will reach 50,000. Blimey! Now if only I could build a pay-per view business model I'd be made....

Wednesday 2 June 2004

3 Euros

3 Euros. That's how much it's just cost me to clean up spam on this site. Well, the bits that I can clean up without doing a complete comment rebuild. For some reason the comment notifying system isn't working everytime...

Tuesday 6 April 2004

Bleeding Obvious

aardvark.dj: Left Handed Mobile Comments this page sucks it has nothing to do with aardvarks at all. Posted by: Mr Hamill at April 5, 2004 12:17 AM And your point is? I don't remember ever saying that this page has...

Wednesday 31 March 2004

Partly Rational

I've started on the tinkering. First thing I did was to make the right hand column into a separate file and use a server side include to bring it into the page. BERK! The right hand column included archive lists,...

Monday 29 March 2004

Site Rationalising

I think I want to tinker with the site a little more. I've got a couple of things to toy with but I'm not sure about. I'd appreciate some feedback..... 1) The archive links to the right. Do I need...

Saturday 27 March 2004

PHP Nightmares

I have no knowledge or experience of PHP. None. Zip. Nada. I have however been trying to install 2 PHP utilities on this site. The first is a shoutbox. I appear to have got it working down on the bottom...

Thursday 25 March 2004

Tweaking

I've tweaked the template for the site again. I've removed the shout box from the bottom right-hand corner. Again the curse of theaardvark struck another free service provider. The people providing the shoutbox I was using closed it down less...

Wednesday 10 March 2004

Valid

I'm using both Firefox and IE to do my surfing. Courtesy of Firefox Help: Extensions I've installed a Web Developer Toolbar that allows easy access to window resizing, site information and much more including, crucially, validation. For no real reason...

Tuesday 2 March 2004

400 Comments

I have another milestone coming up with this site rapidly approaching its 400th comment (excluding comment spam and floods, which have all been deleted anyway). The site has long since exceeded one comment to every other entry but is nowhere...

Sunday 1 February 2004

Comment Flooding pt 3

Last night a single post on this site was spammed with 157 comments. The program (MTFlood) the f*cking little shit used to do this, quite proudly, left a different URL and spoofed a different IP address for each comment making...
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Friday 23 January 2004

I love Google really...

Aw, bugger! Not only am I the top result for the Google search i h-a-t-e google but now I'm top for google is c-r-a-p I sure hope they don't check these things because they're gonna start to think I've got...

Monday 12 January 2004

30,000

This site topped 30,000 visitors at about 10am GMT this morning. The unknown visitor was probably disappointed to reach this post from a Google.fr search for "playmate november 2003", especially as the site linked to no longer exists....

Sunday 11 January 2004

Thirty Kay!

Check it out! It looks like at some point in the next 24 hours I'll exceed 30,000 visitors. It's only 4 months since I was getting excited about tripping 10,000. So that's 5 months for the first 10k and just...

Monday 8 December 2003

268th!

According to the Traffic Ranking table on The Truth Laid Bear, this is the 268th most visited weblog in the world. Admittedly this would seem to include only weblogs that use Site Meter to count hits, but still, 268 doesn't...

Monday 24 November 2003

Confusing Comment Spam

I thought I understood the motivation for comment spam. But a couple have turned up on my site today that confuse me. The first is on an old post about Google. The commentor, Alan on 24 November, did leave a...

Sunday 23 November 2003

Comment of the week (month?)

Comment on Sometimes, I hate Google, which is my most commented entry. hey, here's an idea to all you google-haters. Don't use google. Don't blame the google, if you really truly hate it as much as some of you suggest,...

Monday 20 October 2003

Finger Linking Good

I discovered a couple extra incoming links today, which is always nice. By a Woman has me in her blogroll. She's another member of the Blogging Brits Ring. I'm quite busy at work today so I've not had chance to...

Tuesday 14 October 2003

Blah, blah, blah

They've struck again, the sneaky little sods. You think you've eradicated them, expunged them from your psyche. But still they return, like moles to a pristine golf course (not that I have anything against moles, it was just an appropriate...

Sunday 12 October 2003

More Spam

Looks like quite a few bloggers are getting pissed off with Comment Spam. I had 2 more today. It's starting to be a real pain. Each spam takes several minutes to delete and then rebuild the entry. I will be...

Tuesday 7 October 2003

Comment Spam

This week I've had 5 separate comment spam attacks. One post had about 20 comments added overnight, all linking to porn sites. I've turned off commenting on that post. Other posts have had single comments added. All comments have been...

Tuesday 30 September 2003

Flattery will get you nowhere

Comments great blog Posted by: Diet Pills at September 30, 2003 05:52 AM Thank you. I appreciate your comment. Somehow I'd feel you were more sincere though if you hadn't added a link to a diet pills site. Posted by:...

Wednesday 24 September 2003

Do what?

Can anyone explain the latest comment on this entry? The one that begins "i was just informed by ebay..." I can quite understand the sentiment but it's a weird forum in which to express it. How is she? A regular...

Wednesday 10 September 2003

w.bloggar

Tonight I've reinstalled w.bloggar. I've not used this since I left my blogger.com blog behind. It has a superior user interface to the MT online editor and has a number of plugins available that add extra functionallity. It has a...

Sunday 7 September 2003

Mr or Ms 10,000

The10,000th visit happened at 7.30am this morning my time (1.30am their time, they're on Central Standard Time). They arrived from a search on the French Language AltaVista for top nude scenes and visited this entry only. Kudos for the regular...

Nearly....

2.30am my time and it's on 9968. Will it trip 10,000 before I get up tomorrow?...

Saturday 6 September 2003

10k

The counter should top 10,000 at some point over the next 24 hours. If you happen to be number 10,000 let me know. However, as 80% of visitors don't view the front page there's not much chance of Mr (or...

Friday 22 August 2003

It's broked..

Yes, I know. The site's not working properly. If you're anything like me, you're only getting about 10% of the site showing. Apparently there's a router broken at Allness.net, my hosting company. I believe that they're onto it though and...

Wednesday 6 August 2003

Popular

Over 25% of current visitors to this site view this entry and nothing else. Only 8% of visitors read the main page. 7% read this entry. 4% have an unnatural interest in cartoon characters, most of them arriving by searching...

Friday 1 August 2003

Signing Off for the Weekend

Well, as I have no power and no PC at home currently, I don't envisage posting much over the next few days. Enjoy your weekend as I make coffee on the gas hob and wash in cold water. I'm DJing...

Thursday 31 July 2003

We apologise for this interruption

Ok. Several reasons for not posting anything over the last few days. Firstly we seem to be going full steam ahead to get the house in a saleable condition. Building walls, completing the bathroom, finishing off the little undone bits...

Wednesday 23 July 2003

MT throws a hissy fit.

It appears that MT threw a hissy fit on the last index page rebuild. I visited my main page about 10 minutes ago to find it consisted of an empty HTML doc. HTML, Header, Doc Type and Body tags but...

Tuesday 22 July 2003

They probed my comments!

Check out the comments to aardvark.dj: Mad as a fruitcake!. I'll let you draw your own conclusions....

Thursday 10 July 2003

Cartoon Lust

Over the last couple of weeks my search engine hits have gone through the roof. An inordinate amount of them, especially yesterday, were looking for "Jessica Rabbit" and especially "Jessica Rabbit Naked". Why is she still so popular, and why...

Thursday 3 July 2003

Blogger Withrawal

That was a long 24 hours. I was starting to get the shakes. Thanks to a succession of D-O-S attacks, my webhosts have had to install new servers. During the move process my MySQL database access gave up so I...

Monday 30 June 2003

Hello again.

It looks like my web host disappeared for almost 24 hours from yesterday lunchtime. If, perchance, you had been trying to access it to see the complete lack of updates over the weekend, I apologise. It's been a heck of...

Saturday 28 June 2003

Missed my own birthday.

June 17 saw the aniversary of the creation of http://aardvarkdj.blogspot.com/ and I completely missed it. Today I took a look back at the entries in June and July 2002 in the archives (available on this site and on the original)...

Thursday 19 June 2003

Electric Body Parts

There's a few of us suffering from a plague of strange search requests.



Wednesday 18 June 2003

And sometimes I Love Google

After apparently being banned / removed from Google, I'm back to getting a fair few hits from it and other search engines. So, I haven't done this in a while but here's a quick list of some recent weird search...

Saturday 7 June 2003

My first Troll!

Yey for me! I've had my first anonymous comment Troll. Somebody who couldn't cope with the fact that I had a minor dissagreement with Google. Sad b*st*rd....

Wednesday 4 June 2003

Searching high and low...

As Cleophas noted in the comments to my entry "Google's just plain weird", my Google referrals have dropped from 50 to 60 per day to just 1 in the last 7 days. If this is being repeated across blogs as...

Tuesday 3 June 2003

Not my greatest fan.....

My computer has broken. I turned it on on Sunday evening and the CPU fan shed a blade (which made quite a noise as it ricocheted around the inside of the cabinet). I'm posting this from work but I don't...

Thursday 29 May 2003

Google's just plain weird

Sorry to go on about this, but Google, once the backbone of my internet life, has gone awry. Once again I'm nowhere to be found in the search results for "I Hate Google". Jeremy Zawodny found he had constantly changing...

Tuesday 27 May 2003

We're back on top!

Arseburgers is back on top however you say it. Don't get me wrong. I have no particular desire to be the top search result for this phrase. There's even the small possibility that it could attract the sort of attention...

Monday 26 May 2003

The rise and fall....

And suddenly I don't even appear in the results at all. I thought part of the ethos behind Google was supposed to be consistency to its results. Ho-hum....

Saturday 24 May 2003

Typical

Why is it things always happen when my back's turned, when my attention is elsewhere? How often do I hear "Dude, you should have seen....." or "Quick, quick... no; you missed it". And so it is with this site. The...

Ooops.....

Mental note to self...... If you're away for more than 7 days, remember to change the number of entries displayed. Otherwise, by the time you return your site'll be showing nothing on the front page. Now that you're back, as...

Tuesday 6 May 2003

Sometimes, I hate Google

Still no PageRank (tm) for this site. Although I do get the occasional hit from a Google search result. And don't even get me started on the DMOZ directory....... UPDATE: For those who have visited from a Google or other...

Wednesday 23 April 2003

Searching, looking for love.....

OK. Perhaps the title of this entry was a touch ill-advised. Despite not even having a page-rank from Google yet, by 7am this morning I had received 10 hits from Google searches looking for monthly nudie pictures. For some reason...

Thursday 17 April 2003

From Blogger to MT Pt 3

Part 3 is short, but time consuming. Basically you're going to upload all the files to the host server. I'm assuming here that you have some knowledge of using an FTP program to upload files to a server....

Tuesday 15 April 2003

From Blogger to MT pt 2

To keep it nice and simple, I'm breaking all of the configuration activities into separate steps....

Monday 14 April 2003

From Blogger to MT Pt. 1

I promised a couple of people I'd describe how to make the move to MT. I was hoping to sit down and write it out as one "How to...." guide. Unfortunately it looks unlikely that I'll get the chance. So,...

Thursday 10 April 2003

Importing an RSS feed

Ukoln has an excellent JavaScript generator that will produce script to add RSS feeds to your website. See my front page for an example....

Wednesday 9 April 2003

Layout Problems

If you click on the date stamp at the bottom of this entry you'll get taken to the individual archive for this entry. The layout is basically a reproduction of this one, complete with both side bars. If you click...

Tuesday 8 April 2003

Yey me!

Fixed it. Now I've just got a problem with the size of the comments entry box on the "individual entries" page. Like when you click for a permanent link or "read more". I wonder if I can make the size...

Damn

Everything looked fine at home. Not a problem. Here at work, where I'm running NT and IE 5.5 on a max resolution of 800 x 600 it all falls apart. Specifically, on the main page the Calendar on the right...

Monday 7 April 2003

Comment

Someone do me a favour and leave me a comment so I can check that it works? Thank you....

Secondary

A second entry because I need to pad the thing out a touch so I can check the layout. It was James' birthday today. God knows how but he reached the grand old age of 4. The first birthday he...

Ouch

Ouch I'm ready to start trying to apply the template I've created to the MT weblog. To do so I've taken a very quick look at the default template to see what's required. Soooooooo complicated. There's JavaScripts in there that...

Sunday 6 April 2003

Primary

The very first entry posted to arseburgers.co.uk. Done just to test that it works....

Saturday 5 April 2003

New Layout

This evening's project has been the layout for the new weblog. It has gone far better than I could have hoped for, thanks primarily to the discovery of an excellent template at CSS Colouring Book. Wanna take a peek? OK....

Have your say

So the new domain is working and there's a holding page up. The image is nothing particularly relevant just something I got from typing "Burgers" into Google. Movable Type is running. My first decision is what to call the new...

Part 1

Well that's the first leg of the journey achieved. I've got Movable Type running. And I've got all of the optional packages running to except Image::Magik. I'll see whether I need it later once I've started using it. It was...

Friday 4 April 2003

Oops!

I didn't close the <center> tag on my last entry. So this blog spent the night with its entire contents centre justified. Oh well....

Thursday 3 April 2003

Still not up.

Still not up....

Bugger!

Why is it only after the fact that someone points out the problems with something you've just committed yourself to. Like the fact that http://www.arseburgers.co.uk/ sounds vaguely like a gay porn site. Ho-hum....

OK

I've got the files uploaded. I think I've got the permissions set properly and edited the .cfg file correctly. I got my host to create a MySQL database and I think I've used the correct method to upload the various...

Aaargh!

I have no experience of Perl, MySQL, CGI or anything else that isn't HTML or CSS and I'm trying to install Movable Type. It's driving me nuts! I think its more my ignorance than any problems with the installation to...

Wednesday 2 April 2003

First Step

Well, I've done it. I've started down the road toward a hosted weblog. I've paid for the hosting and I've registered the domain name. What's the name I hear you ask? (You did ask didn't you?) What else but http://www.arseburgers.co.uk/?...

Tuesday 1 April 2003

Note to self

No, not a comedy one. A genuine reminder 'cus I do tend to use this blog as a favourites list at times. I'm considering moving this blog to some proper hosting, with a proper URL. I'm tending to think that...

Tuesday 4 March 2003

Evolution

This weblog has changed somewhat since I started it. At the time of my first post I was facing redundancy, my wife was seriously ill, I had just started a new business and my son was about to be born....

Saturday 8 February 2003

Slightly sick searches

Haven't done this for a while. It never ceases to amaze me just what search phrases will bring people to this site. japanese woman nude sushi - What? There's some really obvious jokes about the smell of sushi, but I'll...

Monday 13 January 2003

Blogrollin'

Just edited my blogroll to remove the links I was no longer visiting. I don't think the owners stop by here but if its you; Sorry Dude. Nothing personal....

Thursday 9 January 2003

The curse of theaardvark

Yesterday I made a post about the GeoURL ICBM Address Server. I've had the site on my favourites for ages whilst I got around to adding this site to it and then posting. So less than 24 hours after I...

Saturday 4 January 2003

Bugger

Why has it taken me so long to notice that my archives are screwed up? Now I have to republish them all. Unfortunately that means the old ones will lose their original template. Oh well. I'll get on to it...

Monday 25 November 2002

Another Missing Link

Fellow bloggers will know the excitment that comes from regular check on your referrer stats and the occassional link:http://aardvarkdj.blogspot.com/ check on Google. These have shown up the following new links this week: drbeeper - Another person answers the arseburgers call...

Thursday 21 November 2002

The missing link

Its been a long time since I've done a link:http://aardvarkdj.blogspot.com/ check on Google but I did this week. I found a new link to me from The Inner City Problem Page. Quite aside from the excitement at finding someone else...

Wednesday 13 November 2002

Arseburgers!

How come this page of venomous poo (their description, not mine) has replaced mine as the No 1 hit for the search term arseburgers? I think the answer lies in the cached version. You'll notice that the page used to...

Monday 11 November 2002

Sifting through the archives.

I'm unsure what to do with my archives. Currently they're done weekly but the list is getting a little long down that left hand column. I've toyed with the idea of changing them to monthly archives but I'm fairly sure...

Monday 4 November 2002

Do I put it out of its misery?

A blogger who doesn't have much to say is a bit like a lame dog. Virtually all of my time is taken up trying to scrape together a pittance by which to support my family. My job does not give...

Tuesday 29 October 2002

Blogging blahs. Pt 2.

It seems to be infectious. Memetic Life hasn't been updated since Oct 10th (unless my cache is being incredibly stubborn). Cheryl over at Pixels in Time has been feeling it too. Personally it has more to do with lack of...

Tuesday 15 October 2002

I am number ONE!

I've done it. I've finally done it. I have made it as the Number One search result on Google for not just one but two search phrases (that I am aware of). The first is intentional and is supposedly...

Saturday 12 October 2002

Thursday Saturday Search

A recurring theme with a title stolen from PromoGuy. Here are the top 5 strangest (and/or sickest) in ascending order............ 5) Goldfish sex - Pssst! Wanna rent a video? Just give me 5 minutes with my camera and the kids...

Friday 11 October 2002

And the winner is.....

As voted for by Hootress (or is that "Former Hootress" or even "Mia's Mama"?), and I'm depressed to note only Hootress, the black and white aardvark has been installed as the new background to aardvarkzilla. There will be a naming...

Wednesday 9 October 2002

Purple or Black?

So which do we reckon is the better background? This purple one or this black and white one?...

CSS woes

I've got an aardvark up in the background. Like it? Its the logo from my entertainment agency which took me ages to design earlier this year (I'm not very artistic or design minded). Now I'm just having real difficulties controlling...

Monday 7 October 2002

Almost There!

The new layout is almost done. Let me know what you think of it. I've still got a few alterations to make here and there but not too much. The background image is possibly just a temporary one, if I...

Still going

CSS is not my strong point and its taking a lot of trial and error to get this working. I want the posts to appear in separate boxes and the Date Headers too. Unfortunately that means I get a little...

Bear with me

As you can tell, I'm in the middle of changing the template for this site. Unfortunately I now have to go out. I will finish it soon (promise)!...

Thursday 3 October 2002

You can't see me!

Earlier today a problem with the Blogchalk image caused the CSS boxes on this page to become totally screwed up. The right hand box almost completely covered the page making it impossible to read the entries. I have no idea...

Sunday 29 September 2002

Search me!

For some unfathomable reason, this site seems to rank quite highly with some search engines. Consequently I've only got to write about something before I get floods (relatively speaking) of people thinking that this site contains the answer to their...

Saturday 21 September 2002

Soooooooo not me!

How on earth do I end up getting a hit from the search married brits looking for sex?...

Tuesday 3 September 2002

Blogger Bother

Last night Blogger refused to post any of my entries (and I'd had quite a productive day). So they're listed below in rapid succession but they are in fact a whole days worth....

Tuesday 27 August 2002

No comment! OK

OK. Netcomments doesn't seem to have recovered but enetation.co.uk seems to be back up and running OK. Fingers crossed that it stays that way for more than a couple of hours which seem to have been my lot of late....

Monday 26 August 2002

Comments

What is it with me and commenting systems. Am I just jinxed or what? No sooner than I change my commenting system to netcomments.co.uk than the service goes belly up. At least its not significantly affecting the load time on...

Friday 23 August 2002

Comments.

OK, this morning I removed and then changed the commenting system. Comments courtesy of Enetation.co.uk were seriously slowing down the load time of the page. By a factor of 100s. When I removed them the page started loading almost instantaneously....

Wednesday 21 August 2002

In my minds blog............... For

For every blog entry that I get around to typing out and "publishing" there are probably 4 or 5 that I have thought out in their entirety whilst away from my PC. Unfortunately I have the memory of a retarded...

Monday 12 August 2002

Its like Piccadilly Circus

Down on the right you'll notice a link to the very excellent Langa List newsletter. Published twice weekly it is chock full of useful hints and tips for getting the most out of your PC. The link is part of...

Wednesday 7 August 2002

Grrr!

I've not been able to get Blogger to post or publish what I wrote properly for at least a couple of hours. And suddenly I had 5 copies of the last entry. Oh well. I suppose you can't complain too...

Monday 15 July 2002

I've can't hear you

So the commenting system lasted less than 24 hours on my page before the enetation guys disappeared. The comments are gone and their website isn't working. Hopefully its just temporary....

Saturday 13 July 2002

Just 15 minutes!!

That's how long it took me to set up the new commenting system from the excellent guys over at www.enetation.co.uk (go the Brits!). There is still more that I intend to do, including messing with the template for the commenting...

What is going on?

First I was having trouble publishing, next I come back and the content section of my page wasn't loading up. Weird. On another note, with the death of the tag board, I think I might look at implementing a comments...

Tuesday 18 June 2002

Write me

I've added an email address and guestbook to my blog so that you can talk to me if you want. The email address is an anonymous hotmail account and if I find I'm getting flamed or spammed too much I'll...

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