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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

Update on the blog script

I said I would explain more about the blog script I have developed (am developing).

The script uses plain text files with Markdown formatting for the posts. Markdown allows users to include so-called "rich text" features such as headings, italics, bold, unordered (bullet) lists, unordered (numbered) lists, hyperlinks, blockquotes, and more, but stored as simple text files.

No sooner had I started to use the script than I could see 2 or 3 additional features that would be useful.

Initially, the scripts consisted of display blog posts, create post, edit and delete posts. I soon realised I would need an option to save posts as drafts, and I thought it might also be handy to be able to upload images to include within posts. These facilities I've now written. The former I can't show, but to demonstrate the latter, here is a photo of when we had snow 6 years ago.

Snow in 2012

Posted on 07-03-2018 at 14:38

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