Publishing online

Blogging and publishing other content, including photo galleries, online

Karla’s Lego video

Karla was excited to pick up her latest Lego project.  The "Friends" kit, featuring a Lego ferris-wheel and rollercoaster, had been on lay-buy at the local toy brick store ("I'm Rick James Bricks" in Pakenham) for some time.  Karla decided to use some of her birthday...

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The YouTube bug

In my previous blog post, I talked about making YouTube videos with my daughter.  Now I think I've got the YouTube bug! Making videos Karla and I have started a video series on her YouTube channel of playground reviews, which have been a lot of fun for both of us to...

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Coincidence, a new Mack and a new Mac

I've just realised the coincidence about my last two blog posts, a new Mack truck and a new Mac computer.  The common name was purely accidental. The big difference is that the Mack truck was on loan for a couple of days for work, the Mac laptop (Apple MacBook Pro) is...

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My other blog was hacked

My other blog, Vic.Pics, was hacked! Luckily it wasn't too bad.  Thankfully I have regular automatic WordPress back-ups to restore from. I'd logged into the site's Dashboard and installed some updates, I then clicked on "Visit Site" for a quick look before I started...

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Back to work

Isn't it ironic that in my previous blog post I wrote about publishing regular blog posts, "at least weekly", but then didn't publish anything for two weeks. Over on Vic Pics, I went on a big photo taking road trip in Western Victoria on the last day of my Christmas...

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Vic Pics blog

You've probably worked out that I have an interest in blogging. That's why I try and update this personal site (that you're reading now) at least weekly with a new post, as well as tweek the appearance and add new features whenever I can. Unfortunately I haven't been...

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I’ve shut down my photo site

For over two years I've had a dedicated personal photo website.  It had the unimaginative name of "Simon's Photo Site" with the URL of simonsphotosite.com  I haven't used it much lately, but it was still costing me to keep it online, so when both the hosting...

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MailChimp subscriptions

UPDATE 4 December 2016 I've decided MailChimp isn't the mail subscription service I was looking for. Instead, I've installed a Wordpress plugin called "Email Subscribers & Newsletters". If you'd like to receive updates from this website blog, scroll down and...

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Adding a gallery

I've been thinking about adding some photo galleries to this site, my personal site, for some time.  After looking at a couple of other gallery options, I've decided on the Enviro Gallery plugin for WordPress. To kick things off, I'm starting with a collection of...

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secure SSL

Just a quick note to confirm this site now has an SSL Security certification. Depending on your browser, that's the green padlock and https, instead of http, at the beginning of the...

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Tree on car

Way back in 2001, not long after buying our first PC, I experimented with online publishing.  I'd bought some computer magazines to learn about that Windows 98 beige box and came across an article about Homestead.com  The site allowed you to create your very own web...

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