Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

My Plugins

Sunday, May 10, 2009 7:20 3 Comments

This is going to be off less interest to those of you who aren’t computer geeks/nerds and don’t have a wordpress blog, but for those of you who are relatively new to wordpress (hi Gary!) you might now have come across some of these before.
So here’s the run down.

Akismet is the spam-blocker extraordinaire. If you [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Web

Bloggers Blogging Against Disablism (BBAD does BADD)

Friday, May 1, 2009 20:28 3 Comments

Blogging against Disablism Day for me isn’t just about writing your own post, it’s also about reading what other people have to say, accepting I won’t necessarily agree with all of it, I won’t necessarily like the writing in some of it, but still an interest in what other people think and experience. From previous [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Blogging, Disability, Equality

1,029th blog post

Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:20 1 Comment

I had thought that it might be nice to mark the occasion of the 1,000th post on this blog with a special post. Unfortunately, it would appear that I’ve missed it. If you delve back through my archives, you will see that technically, I’ve produced more than 1000 blog posts by now, as I did [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, The Pickards

Phorm: smears and evasion

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 17:40 1 Comment

Phorm have set up a website to battle those people who it perceives as people who are against it, which it has begun by smearing these people as ‘privacy pirates’.
Over the last year Phorm has been the subject of a smear campaign orchestrated by a small but dedicated band of online “privacy pirates” who [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Media, Standards, Web

Searches finding ThePickards

Monday, April 27, 2009 19:30 1 Comment

I was ambling through my site statistics, which I keep a vague eye on, and thought I’d share with you some of the things people are searching for before they end up at ThePickards…

+absinthe pissing +blood — I rather feel that someone who has been drinking so much absinthe that they are now pissing [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, The Pickards, Web


Thursday, April 23, 2009 19:11 1 Comment

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when the Goldfish turns BADD.
If that makes absolutely no sense at all, then I’ll explain. The Goldfish is a fellow blogger who organises Blogging Against Disablism Day.
The premise is quite simple: basically, you blog about disability, disability issues, disability politics, or something or other related to disability, and [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Disability, Equality

Opting Out Of Phorm: two easy steps

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:20 10 Comments

Recap: Phorm is a company which seeks to offer targeted advertising by monitoring browser behaviour — they scan websites to see what they contain and they monitor users’ browsing behaviour to see which sites they visit, in order to serve up what they believe will be more effective advertising. Some people have privacy concerns over [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Media, Standards, Web

ThePickards Design History

Saturday, April 18, 2009 7:20 4 Comments

Well, I’ve been here before and showed the various site designs for ThePickards back in February 2007. However, as that was more than two years ago, and I’ve launched a new design since, I think I’m allowed to be self-indulgent once again.

So, to begin, ThePickards has existed as a domain since around March 2005, when [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, The Pickards

This One’s For The Lurkers

Saturday, April 4, 2009 16:00 No Comments

One of the odd things about writing a blog is that I express my personal views and opinions to the world, generally with humour, sarcasm and stuff added into the mix. Anyone who reads my blog regularly will therefore — and quite reasonably, I think — think that they know me. They know what I [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Life

The New Look

Monday, March 30, 2009 18:30 9 Comments

Some of the more observant of you who actually visit this site (as opposed to say, those of you reading via a feed reader) may have noticed that I have changed the look of the site.
That’s not to dismiss Mike Cherim’s Seabeast theme in any way, shape or form. It’s a lovely theme and it [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, The Pickards