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It's Not Magic, It's Work!

08 Feb 2004

Boycott Amazon.co.uk

Unlike some people who boycott this global e-tailer because of issues regarding their patent claims, I'm boycotting them just because my last order took over a month to arrive, yet everything was on 24-hour availability. I can accept that anyone can have a bad day, but they never bothered to reply to my complaints - which is just bad form. So far I've gone three months without them, and in excess of £100 has gone to other retailers already.


Blosxom Rocks!

Blosxom is a very simple to use, yet powerful blogging tool. If we had any news content, I think it would be the perfect tool to build a news site for a work.

The only problem with the tool, is that it's far to easy for someone to feed blosxom an invalid xhtml story - poisoning the site. One way to maintain the content would be to run a cron job to scan each story, and to make sure the content is well-formed xhtml. The XML parser in libxml2 is a very good candidate for the job.


Blosxom Rocks!

Blosxom is a very simple to use, yet powerful blogging tool. If we had any news content, I think it would be the perfect tool to build a news site for a work.

The only problem with the tool, is that it's far to easy for someone to feed blosxom an invalid xhtml story - poisoning the site. One way to maintain the content would be to run a cron job to scan each story, and to make sure the content is well-formed xhtml. The XML parser in libxml2 is a very good candidate for the job.