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  • <p>What’s in store for my little corner of the internet this year? I don’t want to say more of the same because I’m not sure that’s right. I don’t want to say there’ll be massive changes either because there won’t be. Let’s say there will be a gentle focusing in on a couple of topic which forever hold the interest of not just me but the faceless masses who read this blog.</p>
<p><strong>Historical Fencing</strong>: This remains a point of focus as it’s such a dominant activity in my life. I’ll be concentrating on the cut-and-thrust single sword techniques in  […]</p>

    The Blogging Year Ahead 2012

    What’s in store for my little corner of the internet this year? I don’t want to say more of the same because I’m not sure that’s right. I don’t want to say there’ll be massive changes either because there won’t be. Let’s say there will be a gentle focusing in on a couple of topic which forever hold the interest of not just me but the faceless masses who read this blog.

    Historical Fencing: This remains a point of focus as it’s such a dominant activity in my life. I’ll be concentrating on the cut-and-thrust single sword techniques in […]

  • <p>I figured that since we’re at the end of the year I’d better have a look at how this little blog has performed. None of the stats about which posts and pages were the most popular match what I expected so see. Hmmm….. Perhaps I should change what I’m doing here.</p>
<p>The first surprise is the number of people who read my blog. On average, there’s 730 page views here per month with a daily average rising steadily from 20 per day in January to 35 per day in November. I must be doing something right even though it appears  […]</p>

    My Blog’s Year-in-Review

    I figured that since we’re at the end of the year I’d better have a look at how this little blog has performed. None of the stats about which posts and pages were the most popular match what I expected so see. Hmmm….. Perhaps I should change what I’m doing here.

    The first surprise is the number of people who read my blog. On average, there’s 730 page views here per month with a daily average rising steadily from 20 per day in January to 35 per day in November. I must be doing something right even though it appears […]

  • <p>My blog has a considerable number of pages of static HTML pages which were migrated from a previous version of the site. As these pages have their own distinct style per topic, I didn’t want to import them into my blog proper but aimed to maintain them on their own.</p>
<p>Since they sit outside of WordPress, how then to use WordPress.com Stats to track visits to them? In this post, I’ll explain what I did to achieve this goal in two simple steps.</p>
<p>I’m pretty much going to re-hash Jeffrey D Allen‘s post on the same subject. His post dealt  […]</p>

    Tracking Static HTML Pages with WordPress.com Stats

    My blog has a considerable number of pages of static HTML pages which were migrated from a previous version of the site. As these pages have their own distinct style per topic, I didn’t want to import them into my blog proper but aimed to maintain them on their own.

    Since they sit outside of WordPress, how then to use WordPress.com Stats to track visits to them? In this post, I’ll explain what I did to achieve this goal in two simple steps.

    I’m pretty much going to re-hash Jeffrey D Allen‘s post on the same subject. His post dealt […]

  • <p>This may come as a surprise to you but I’m kind of a nerd. No, really. I’m a nerd.</p>
<p>One of the ways in which this manifests itself is roleplaying games which I’ve been playing fairly constantly since a friend introduced me to playing Dungeons and Dragons outside the school library in 1981. I soon ditched this gateway drug for the hard stuff: Traveller, Call of Cthulhu and more recently Conspiracy X.</p>
<p>Why am I telling you this?</p>
<p>To remind you that since moving the Brisbane a little more than ten years ago, I’ve kept a kind of sub-website for  […]</p>

    Ten Years of Roleplaying Campaigns

    This may come as a surprise to you but I’m kind of a nerd. No, really. I’m a nerd.

    One of the ways in which this manifests itself is roleplaying games which I’ve been playing fairly constantly since a friend introduced me to playing Dungeons and Dragons outside the school library in 1981. I soon ditched this gateway drug for the hard stuff: Traveller, Call of Cthulhu and more recently Conspiracy X.

    Why am I telling you this?

    To remind you that since moving the Brisbane a little more than ten years ago, I’ve kept a kind of sub-website for […]

  • <p>You know how it is, you’re sitting in the cinema watching a film and dying to go to the loo. Do you go now and miss the rest of what could be the pivotal or even the only good scene in the film? Do you wait just that little bit longer? Either way your enjoyment of the film is shot for good.</p>
<p>Never fear! Here’s the site for you. RunPee lists all the points in various films that you can dduck out to the bathroom without missing anything significant.</p>
<p>The site has an added benefit. The list of three minute  […]</p>

    Public Server Announcement: Peeing in Public

    You know how it is, you’re sitting in the cinema watching a film and dying to go to the loo. Do you go now and miss the rest of what could be the pivotal or even the only good scene in the film? Do you wait just that little bit longer? Either way your enjoyment of the film is shot for good.

    Never fear! Here’s the site for you. RunPee lists all the points in various films that you can dduck out to the bathroom without missing anything significant.

    The site has an added benefit. The list of three minute […]