Posts Tagged "site-updates"

Broken Contact Form

Published on February 5, 2012

I am aware that the contact form at this site is broken (though I’m not sure why). Until I get some time to fix it, if you have a bug report or question, simply send me an email at: removed

My apologies for the inconvenience.

Email Fixed

Published on April 10, 2010

Just a quick note to let everyone know that contact via email should be back up and running here at the site. Comments are also a good way to get in contact with me (plus they benefit everyone).

Site htaccess Problem

Published on August 28, 2009

I accidentally blew away the .htaccess file used here at Born Geek. If you spot any links or pages that don’t resolve properly, please let me know.

Updated Styles

Published on July 30, 2009

I have tweaked the style sheet here at Born Geek, adding eye-candy support to WebKit enabled browsers (Safari and Chrome). I’ve also squashed some minor bugs. Let me know if you spot something that needs correcting.

New Logo

Published on May 31, 2009

I’ve whipped up a quick logo to dress up this site a bit. The previous plain-text heading was a bit boring (as one reader rightly pointed out), so hopefully this is a step in a better direction. Other minor style changes have also been made (sidebar headings should now look a little better, for example).

Thoughts? Constructive criticism? Comment away!

Brand New Look

Published on May 20, 2009

Born Geek has been given a new set of clothes! The old design was, quite frankly, an eyesore. This new layout is simpler, cleaner, and much easier on the eyes. Gravatar support has been added. And visitors using Firefox 3+ get extra eye candy (so switch today)! Not everything is complete in this new theme, so expect to see minor tweaks and fixes over the next few days. It’s been tested in Firefox and IE 7. Your mileage may vary in anything else. As always, let me know what you think and if you stumble upon any bugs.

Also note that you may have to force a refresh if you visited the site recently, so as to pick up the new style sheet!

Contact Form Fixed

Published on January 14, 2009

The contact form here at this website has been fixed. I did some debugging after my recent breadcrumbs issue, and managed to forget to restore things back to their original state. Many thanks to Archaeopteryx for finding and reporting the issue.

I’m really on a roll for bugs this month, huh? 😳

Breadcrumbs Disabled

Published on December 23, 2008

I have had to turn off the breadcrumbs feature here at this site, due to an unfortunate bug causing my contact form to stop working. My contact form is not a part of WordPress (it’s a standalone package), and I’m sure that the root cause lies in that fact. I’ll work on fixing this issue after the holidays.

Many thanks to Ingo for pointing out this problem.

Page Redirection Fixed

Published on May 8, 2008

A recent Lifehacker article on the Top 10 Tools to Get Blogging Done featured my oh-so-handy CoLT extension. Unfortunately the article linked to the old URL, for which I failed to provide a redirect. This problem is now fixed, and the broken URL now redirects to the new location.

You’ve got to tell me about this kind of stuff people!

Site Conversion Completed

Published on April 12, 2008

I have (mostly) completed the conversion of this site from Movable Type to WordPress 2.5. As always, there will be plenty of tweaking over the next few days. If you find anything out of the ordinary, please leave a comment on this post, or contact me directly. I’ve done my best to prevent broken links on the site, but there’s always a chance I missed something.

Moving Born Geek to WordPress offers several benefits:

  • Articles and posts are easier to update.
  • Static content and news postings no longer need to be separated into multiple “blogs.”
  • Comment spam is much easier to manage (and prevent).
  • The administration interface is much nicer.

I have yet to turn on any WordPress caching, so please excuse any slow performance for the next few days. The WP-Cache plugin apparently has a few issues with WordPress 2.5, and I haven’t yet investigated the alternate WP Super Cache plugin.

Updated Contact Form

Published on November 20, 2007

The contact form at this website has been updated. If you run into any problems, simply leave a comment on this posting letting me know that something is broken.

Accessible Link Changes

Published on July 12, 2007

As I recently mentioned, the way I was handling the “skip to main content” links on this site wasn’t as accessible as I had originally thought. I have fixed this issue, and hopefully things will be much better. Please let me know if anything looks odd or out of place.

Born Geek Redesign

Published on January 1, 2007

Welcome to the newly redesigned Born Geek website! We have shed our old clothes as well as our old habits. No longer are the pages at this site crafted by hand; we now use Movable Type instead. For those interested in how I was able to get Movable Type to run everything, a detailed article is available.

There are a number of new features to introduce:

Site Search
You’ll note a new website search box at the top of each page. Want to quickly locate something here at Born Geek? Just enter your search terms and let us do the rest.
Breadcrumb Trail
A breadcrumb trail is now available on every web page (just below the navigation bar), making it much clearer where you are in the site hierarchy. Moving up the site tree is now just a click away.
Comment on News Postings
Make yourself heard on Born Geek news postings by submitting your comments. Do you have feedback for me concerning a particular news item? Just let me know about it by posting to the appropriate entry. Moderation is turned off for now; depending on how nicely everyone plays, I may or may not have to turn it on.
RSS Feed
An RSS feed is now available for news stories. Subscribe to it and stay up to date with everything that goes on here at Born Geek.

Since this is my first foray into the world of Movable Type, I do not doubt that there may be a bug or two still lurking around. The print style sheet is not yet ready, and Internet Explorer users may run into the odd CSS anomaly. The overall style sheet will definitely be tweaked over the next several days, so some settling may occur. As always, please alert me to any problems that you may encounter.

Note also that some content has been permanently removed. The Firefox 1.0 toolbar tutorial has finally been replaced with the tutorial for Firefox 1.5 and later. All of the old news archives have also been removed. Other goodies (such as my wish list) have not yet been posted; these will appear in the near future.

Several new software releases are on the horizon here at Born Geek, so stay tuned. Happy New Year!

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