Rise and Fall of the Blogosphere

A recent Wired article has certainly provoked some controversy amongst bloggers. Claiming that blogs are history, and that Twitter, Flickr and Facebook are the future, the post's author Paul Boutin recommends that anyone who's thinking of starting a blog should stop, and anyone already writing one should pack it in. Whilst I wouldn't normally comment…

Another Day, Another Plugin

With the news that WordPress Photo Album plugin potentially contains a security vulnerability, I decided it was probably time that I took stock of my increasingly long plugins list and removed some of the outdated and superfluous items. One of the greatest improvements to WordPress of late has been the automatic update checks provided for…

Late Resolutions

Although it may be customary for resolutions to start after New Year's, most things surrounding this blog and its author work in a slightly different time zone to everything else. Nevertheless, it was my intention to make an effort to post more on this blog, partly since it might otherwise fall into disuse, partly in…

To Blog, or Not to Blog

That is the question; as the well known soliloquy roughly goes. A Mind @ Play is now a year old, and not a day wiser, as far its author is concerned. Courtesy of GeneralStats, I can see that in the past year (excluding this post) there've been 57 posts, 18 comments/trackbacks, together a total of…