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It's been a while

By most measures this blog is NOT going to be one of the most successful. On the basis of how often I post it must be close to the bottom of the scale. I don't even know if anyone ever reads it.

Be that as it may, it has been a fun exercise to program a simple blog system and to use it occasionally.

As anyone who has visited before will probably have noticed I have given my website a new default look - red and gold. The previous looks are still there, but this is the new default look.

Posted on 01-05-2022 at 11:22

Don't buy me a coffee!

Some months ago I mentioned that I had signed up with BuyMeACoffee which allowed people to make small donations as a way of saying 'thank you' - for rune readings or free scripts.

Without going in to the gory details, I closed my account yesterday, and I have deleted the post, as it was not working out.

In the event that anyone is missing that facility, I have a new donation page which allows people to make a donation using PayPal. I may add a Stripe payment page later.

Posted on 14-12-2018 at 18:42

Long time, no see

I haven't blogged for a while. Today I wanted simply to upload a few images of a local tourist attraction, La Rocca in Castiglione del Lago. Despite living in the area for 7 years it was only last week that I visited it for the first time. I had often wondered how one reached the fortress as there was no apparent route there. The answer is, you walk inside the wall leading to it! (See the 5th photo).

I know that having uploaded a couple of images (to begin with) I shall need to make changes to the:blog scripts.

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First fix accomplished. In case you're wondering - and why wouldn't you! - it needed some work to correctly orientate portrait photos taken on an iOS device.

I have further plans, too.

So, second fix also complete. I wanted to be able to differentiate between a single image (which is displayed centred and on a line of its own) and multiple images which could be displayed side by side (space permitting). updated 2018-10-19

Posted on 18-10-2018 at 07:09

My most visited website

My most popular site is The Glastonbury Tarot with 1,300 visits daily (25,000 hits) and giving over 2,000 readings each day. This far exceeds the visitors to any of my other, or my clients' sites.

I initially created the site partly for fun and partly as a training exercise. I am fascinated with the tarot and had a reading several years ago at the London Book Fair with Lisa Tenzin-Dolma who created The Glastonbury Tarot. Shortly after that I bought a deck of The Glastonbury Tarot cards and book.

Posted on 26-03-2018 at 13:34

Another client to use the blog platform

It will be a while before the website for which I originally developed the blog scripts will be ready to go live. Meanwhile, another client is considering using it for their latest news. It is something they can update themselves without any input from me.

It's funny how these things happen.

Who knows, perhaps there are other clients for whom this would be a useful feature.

Posted on 12-03-2018 at 19:07

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