I am currently in the process of restoring the website after the free webhost I was using decided to dump my account 🙁 I have a backup of all the file content, but unfortunately my wordpress db backup was a little out of date, so most all of the post comments from 2012 may have disappeared. Sorry. Must try better with backups in the future.

Change of web host

It appears have been having a few problems of late, and their new owners appear to be pushing users to upgrade to a paid account rather than fixing things for the free users. I have been using for a long time, back when there was a one off payment for lifetime upgrades to things like MySQL and sendmail. But most importantly of all is the fact that they are still running PHP 5.1.6 and seeing as WordPress 3.2 has just been released and requires PHP 5.2 I decided to take a look around and see what alternatives I could find. After a little Googling I have decided to give a go. So everything should be moved across now, just need to wait for DNS…


I’ve updated to WordPress 3.0 and whilst at it also updated the version of K-2 I was using. Everything appears to be working but if anyone notices any strange behaviour please let me know.

Happy New Year

I know I have been quiet lately, but I think my blog posting hasn’t been too bad in 2009. So my aim this year, is to be just as good (hopefully better, but you don’t want to set your goals too high!)

Hope everyone who reads this (and who knows me) has a great 2010!

Site upgrade

I have just upgraded to WordPress 2.8. I tried the ‘Upgrade Automatically’ button, but guess what, it failed 🙁

Downloading update from
Unpacking the core update
Could not copy file: /wordpress/wp-content/upgrade/core/wordpress/wp-comments-post.php
Installation Failed

So I had to do it manually… At least everything appears to be working now, if you notice any problems, then please let me know.


Apparently my site has been suffering with some downtime lately, this has now been tracked down to a problem on one of my hosts servers, they have now moved my site to a new server and DNS should finalise by 3rd June.