We have the technology

Just a quick post that will (read: will not) appeal to the geeks amongst you.

I’ve been updating my wordpress plugins and such recently, and a few nice additions have come up.

Firstly, I’ve added a print friendly version to all of my posts. Which means if you’d like to print off a recipe or one of my highly clever attempts at humour, you can do so without the harsh tones of my ill concieved green and pink theme to hurt your sensibilities. It will also remove the sidebar and other links, so you get just the content you might need.

I’ve also added a new version of the FAlbum plugin for flickr, which shows my most recent photos and albums. The updated version is a mashup of FAlbum and Lightbox, a very funky javascript library that you may have come across on many sites that will display the images in a special popup flash window. You can test it now by clicking on any of the photos across the top of the page.

There is also the “Subcribe to comments” plugin thats been getting a bit of a work out of late… making sure anyone interested keeps up to date with the latest replies to any posts they are interested in.

In photo geek news… I’ve recently purchased a new lens for my camera. It’s a 50 mm prime f1.8 lens, and its making me happy to have some sweet low depth of field photos coming out. I’m thinking about getting into the photography side of things a bit more seriously too, with some excellent posts by Lara on “Still Life With…” giving me some nice tricks to try out.

Oh, and it was my birthday yesterday, and Sharon’s two days before that. Yay us :)

Theme change

I’ve reverted back to the original theme i started this site with ages ago. It’s called Gentle Calm… and is a lovely minimal theme, which i like a lot as it doesnt detract from the content… which ok… is sorely lacking… but im working on it.

To see what i’ve actually been doing, check out my Flickr gallery. I seem to be able to update it more frequently than i get around to doing here.

More content and photos and recipes and reviews to come soon… i promise (ish).

Category change

I’ve changed the name of one of my categories from “Coffee” to “Espresso”. I think i’ve reached the point where i need to make the distinction between something you might find next to the drinking chocolate and sugar in the supermarket, and the stuff i spend hours reading about on the web, and pouring countless amounts of time and money into perfecting in my little home cafe/science lab.

Look forward to a few more “espresso” posts in the near future. You may have already seen some of my shots in the sidebar section or in the photo gallery… there’ll be plenty more of that too.

Now…time to go make one…

The time has come

Well i’ve procrastinated over starting this site for far too long. So now it’s the point where i’ve got to be happy with what is here, and start writing, because after all… how useful is a website with no content ??

In progress are a bunch of restuarant reviews and some recipes i have put together over recent months.

Look forward to hearing about great food, great wine, and the occaisonal overly opinionated rant about whatever comes to mind.

I must thank the creator of this wordpress theme, it looks lovely, and once again i have done my best at rorting someone elses work for my own gain :)


Getting there

I am getting closer to having this be something i will use regularly. Setting up my theme and plugins now so that i have everything the way i like, including gallery plugins for showing photos nicely, and various other little bits and pieces.

My perfectionist streak is coming out in a somewhat disturbing way, which means i may not get anywhere for a while yet, until i’m really happy with how it’s all looking.

Time will tell.