The new kid on the block coComment is getting a lot of buzz at the moment. It’s invite only at present but I registered this morning an an invite code was winging it’s way to me within the hour. First impressions are good.
“IT Crowd” is a promising looking new sitcom starting on Channel 4 this coming Friday. At the moment you can download the first episode to watch from the Channel 4 website. I have and it is very funny especially for someone who works in IT it reminds me a little of the humour of the BOFH. I recommend that the next thing you do is follow this link to download the episode direct: http://edge.channel4.com/theitcrowd/episode1_c4web.wmv
Richard has been asking me for a while what WordPress plugins I use on this site. As Darren Rowse of has recently put up a list of his active plugins in a post called I’ll Show you Mine if You Show me Yours (WP Plugins). I thought it was time to share my list of “Must Have” WordPress plugins. So here is my list of must have WordPress plugins:
- Spam Karma 2
- No other comment spam blocking plugin works as successfully for me.
- Easily integrate gravatars within your site.
- Provides navigation controls for next/previous within a connected series of posts.
- A drop in contact form.
- WordPress Database Backup
- An excellent backup plugin.
- The original WordPress Creative Commons licensing plugin.
- Subscribe To Comments
- An excellent plugin which allows your readers to subscribe to the comments for a post.
- CJD Notepad
- Draft posts to your hearts content.
- WordPress Version Check
- Ensure you get visible notification of new WordPress releases within your dashboard.
- Fixes trackback and pingback URLs when publishing draft posts.
- Permalinks redirect
- Ensure everyone is viewing my posts via their one true permalink.
These lists don’t include every single plugin that I am using but they represent the plugins that I would install on a new WordPress install before I even started posting 😉
I hate to imagine how long I’ve been waiting for Via’s nano-itx boards to be released. It seems that they are finally escaping out into the consumer world. I won’t be holding my breath though as there imminent release has been reported more than once before! But I want one, I’m not quite sure what for yet but I’m sure it will complement the Epia SP mini-itx board that powers this server.