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Still here?

by Suw on April 22, 2004

I see from the stats that some people are still coming here for their regular dose of chocolate and vodka goodness. Sorry guys, but I've moved to Blogware for good. Please update your links, bookmarks, blogrolls et cetera with the new url. If you're still getting this RSS feed, then you really need to change it to this one.

Soon this blog will be nothing more than a repository for past posts, and even those I am hoping one day to move somewhere more permanent.

So, come on over to Blogware and join the party there. Last one to leave, turn the lights out would you?

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Galavantationing

by Suw on April 12, 2004

Off to London tomorrow for the best part of a week.

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Kinja tell what it is yet?

by Suw on April 12, 2004

When I wrote my Kinja post last week, I was starting off from a bias-free point of view.

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Finished culture

by Suw on April 12, 2004

AKMA’s project to have all of Lawrence Lessig’s new book, Free Culture, read by bloggers and made available for free download is now complete.

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Gmail gets a savaging

by Suw on April 12, 2004

If you really want to see someone take a new service apart, try Mark’s deconstruction of Google’s latest offering, Gmail.

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site header

by Suw on April 11, 2004

has now moved permanently to http://chocnvodka.blogware.com/

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give me a job!

by Suw on April 11, 2004

Suw Charman is a freelance writer and web designer who is currently looking for work. She has written for BBC Wales and the Melody Maker amongst others. She speaks Welsh and runs two services for learners: Get Fluent and Clwb Malu Cachu.

This blog has now moved to Blogware. Please update your blogroll/links. Thank you!

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CnV moves to Blogware

by Suw on April 11, 2004

OK, I'm now convinced of Blogware's superiority and am moving my blog over there permanently. Well, for the forseeable future anyway.

If you have a link to me in your blogroll or sidebar, please can you change it to: http://chocnvodka.blogware.com/. If you have an RSS feed of my blog, please update it to http://chocnvodka.blogware.com/blog/index.xml

Archives will stay here, so linkrot should not be a problem. I will also continue to feed exerpts to this blog so that the changeover goes as smoothly as possible. I hate the idea of moving blogs, particularly as this one snuck into the top 10,000 blogs on Technorati for a brief moment today, but at the end of the day, I can't keep two blogs going indefinitely, and Blogware has pipped Blog-City to the post in terms of ease of use and available features.

Sorry, Blog-City. It was beautiful whilst it lasted.

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techno bc 3

by Suw on April 11, 2004

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Just what I've been looking for!

by Suw on April 9, 2004

A while ago I was thinking ?Oh, wouldn't it be cool if I could display a feed of the #joiito bot blog on my own blog?', but I had no idea how to do it. Today, I discovered Feedroll, a website that allows you to take any RSS-type feed and display it on your blog. A few moments later and I have the #joiito bot blog in my sidebar, no fuss, no hassle.

The next challenge it for me not to overenthusiastically plaster feeds all over my blog. Oooh, I'm really not sure I can resist…

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Travis – Twelve Memories

April 7, 2004

I don't know what it is about heartbreak. Maybe it's just that it's so familiar. Strangely comfortable in the way that old, ill-fitting shoes are. You know that you should get rid of them, but the constant pain is at the very least a reminder that you are alive, because you can't feel pain when [...]

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Forgotten gems

April 7, 2004

Sometimes, you come across a blog that makes you stop and think for a while. A blog that takes your breath away. A blog written in such a way that you sit, dumbstruck, whilst you read. Quite a long while ago I came across Strip Mining for Whimsy. I don’t know why I stopped reading [...]

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blogroll meltdown

April 7, 2004

I’ve been trying to combine my various and assorted lists of blogs into one proper Blogrolling blogroll. I have an html bookmarks doc on my c: which is a huge page of useful links, including blogs. I have the blogs that are on my Blog-City bookmark list. And I have my list of Bloglines rss/xml [...]

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David Weinberger finally gets a grip on BLX

April 6, 2004

In BLX news today, David Weinberger has finally got up to speed with BLX, but also outlines an alarming development: Microsoft has announced that it’s embedding BLX in its Office suite. First SCO, then Microsoft. Big business is taking over BLX, and that can’t be good for anyone. Gary has once again taken the initiative [...]

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Is a group blog a blorgy?

April 5, 2004

I’m really pleased to say that so far the reaction to Four Corners, which launched yesterday, has been very positive. I’ve had lovely comments from Betsy Devine and Halley Suitt and am now officially chuffed as a small horse. I love the concept of a group blog – the way that disparate people who have [...]

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