It Looks Wonderful – But Does it Work? 12


I have a brand new shiny blog but can I fly it? I’ll never get over Macho Grande.

Infinite thanks to Tim Ireland for the extraordinary amount of work involved in getting this blog moved over from Movable Type to WordPress. Not to mention cleaning out over 300,000 pieces of spam. Transferring the 57,000 (yes, really that many) remaining genuine comments on to the Intense Debate plugin has been even more onerous and is still not complete. While that process goes on, comments will have to be delayed by moderation. Volunteer moderators from longstanding and trusted associates and contributors are welcome.

Thanks as ever also to Richard Kastelein and expathos for their fearless hosting.

Many of you will be familiar with WordPress; input is welcome on the format, look and working of the new site and which plugins you would particularly want to see.

Events over the last few months has made this blog’s largely international focus, particularly on human rights and the Islamic world as impacted by Western foreign policy, more relevant than ever. So if I can post this, then enough of the admin and let me get down to the real work.


12 thoughts on “It Looks Wonderful – But Does it Work?

  • nextus

    Congratulations on the new improved website, Craig! I eagerly anticipate some stimulating posts and commentaries. I'm also happy to help with sifting out the troll shit – I'll contact you about this when you get back from your trip.

  • Dick the Prick

    Is it working? If only you'd been rector of the LSE – you could have got a grant for techy stuff from a nice Libyan chap!!

  • numb3rstation

    Craig,
    Welcome back. Your commentary has been sorely missed in recent times.
    Congrats to the team behind the new look – and very nice it is too.
    How is the house coming along?
    -numb3rstation

  • Alaric

    Great looking site Craig, I hope you and the family are all well and I follow your blog with interest.

  • CheebaCow

    Tim, what's your production style? Similar to Rick Rubin, Paul A Rothschild or perhaps George Martin? Sorry I just couldn't resist, I haven't seen a blog with 'production' credits before =P

  • Jon

    Good to see you back online Craig, and on a decent blog platform too. Here's to a trouble-free blogging future.

  • technicolour

    Ach, anyone who can quote Airplane (or was it Airplane 2?) gets my vote.

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