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Choosing a web host

Mon, 11/10/2010 - 11:00 -- James Oakley

Back in June, I changed my web hosting provider.

As there are a fair few pitfalls to choosing a new web host, I thought I'd put this post up here to help others through the issues. I'm sure there are more worthwhile tips out there, so please free free to leave a comment.

As this has turned into a fairly lengthy post, let's start with:

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  1. Separate domain registration and hosting
  2. Choose the country for your web servers to be in
  3. Read the reviews of others
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HDR Photography of Kemsing Church

Tue, 07/09/2010 - 10:22 -- James Oakley

I've recently been experimenting with a technique known as HDR Photography, short for High Dynamic Range.

Here's the idea: Not long after I arrived in Kemsing, I took a photograph of the interior of the church to use on some printed materials. I used an ordinary digital camera, and took a single photograph. The result is below:

Kemsing church

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Site up again

Tue, 12/08/2008 - 12:12 -- James Oakley

Sorry for the extended downtime over the weekend everyone - all the maintenance is now complete. Thanks for your patience.

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No more CAPTCHA

Tue, 15/07/2008 - 16:23 -- James Oakley

CAPTCHA has become a standard device to trap and block spam on sites like this one.

The idea is that if someone writes a computer program to drop spam comments on this blog, the computer program will be asked to solve a problem first. That problem (like “what letters are below in this squiggly image?” or “what’s 4+12?”) is not Turing-computible. So only a human being will solve it.

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Bible Reading Plan Generator

Sat, 05/07/2008 - 22:00 -- James Oakley

At long last, I’m please to present a new piece of software, Bible Reading Plan Generator.

There is a page dedicated to it on this site: http://www.oakleys.org.uk/software/bibleplan.

Bible Plan picture

Visit the software’s homepage for more information.

In essence, though, it’s free software that takes a list of Biblical books, and devises a reading plan for you over any number of days you want.

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