The Virtual Revolution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cKc_pvpuqg When the BBC announced Digital Revolution, a new project to create a programme about the rise of the Web, I had high hopes that it would be something genuinely different to the way documentaries about computing are normally made. The whole production process was put out in the open with a blog, a Twitter […]

ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server during query

If you’ve just set up a new mysqld service and your getting the above error when trying to connect over TCP (even when tunnelling in over SSH), don’t fret. The answer lies in /etc/hosts.allow. You need to add in a line similar to this: mysqld: 192.168.0.123 This foxed me a while ago and I didn’t […]

WordPress MU 2.9.1

We’ve just upgraded to the latest version of WordPress MU – the system that powered blogs.edgehill.ac.uk. You can see that latest features in this video: http://wordpress.tv/2009/12/21/introducing-wordpress-2-9-%E2%80%93-carmen/ That video was embedded using one of the coolest new features in WordPress 2.9.1 – oEmbed. oEmbed is a way of websites sharing information about how content should be […]

Higher Education homepages in the snow

Over the last couple of days there’s been a bit of snow around the country and I’ve been keeping our homepage up to date. Yesterday morning in between making changes I did a quick scan around some websites to take screenshots of their homepages. It’s interesting to see the different approaches which often didn’t correspond […]