New theme, new enthusiasm

It’s been a long time since I last posted anything here and some of that has been to do with the fact that I became frustrated by the WordPress [wp] theme I was using. Although I liked the design, the theme had limitations. I couldn’t change the sidebar to take advantage of the power of WordPress. So, after much deliberation […]

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Keynote un-musings from Northern Voice

Where to start? As I’d previously mentioned I’ve adopted WordPress as my platform of choice for this blog and today the founding developer of this open source application, Matt Mullenweg [wiki], gave the conference key note. Okay, I don’t mind admitting that I knew nothing about Matt other than his WordPress and Akismet achievements so it was both refreshing and […]

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Getting a better Northern Voice

Come the afternoon, come more sessions. Although I’m fairly well read in some areas, wiki’s are still an area that, if not a black art, are still unfamiliar. What better way to start to plug the gap than by checking out wiki101 with Stewart Mader. This was a really useful session as it opened up a new ways for me […]

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Learning to fly – Northern Voice 08

One great thing about being in BC is the easy access to events that would really bypass sleepy Kent back in the UK. Today was my introduction to Northern Voice, a 2 day blogging/social media event, held out at UBC. If I’m honest, the journey took as long as it would have taken to get in to central London, but […]

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