Updated Blogs

Hi to everyone who has followed this blog and my other blogs (Living With Linux and my Development Blog) for a while. The Living With Linux blog is now redirected to the Linux category on this blog and the development blog redirected to the Development category.

For a long time I’ve been meaning to consolidate the blogs into a single blog and move the main blog from Blogger to WordPress.

Well, that has now happened so welcome to the new, updated blog.

There may be one or two missing posts and some missing comments but I will fix that as time allows.

I also intend to move back to using Disquss for comments which I think gives a much better reader experience and reach.

So hopefully, I’ll be more inclined to make better use of the blog again now and I will be trying to bring together not only the larger posts on this blog but also my short posts on Twitter and Diigo in a more consistent and coherent form.

Hello WordPress! My blogs now combined

I’ve moved my several Blogger blogs over to a single WordPress blog as I can take better control.

Unfortunately, I’m guessing that some comments may get lost in the move – sorry about that.

Anyway, you will now find blog entries about all areas of IT that take my fancy including Windows, Linux, Web & Office development, Identity Management and doubtless lots of other random stuff.

My blogs are mainly for me so that I can keep things I’d like to remember (or rant about!) in one place, if it’s useful to you as well, please let me know in the comments.

Regards,

Julian Knight

New Comments System

I’ve moved my comments over to Disqus from the default Blogger comments. It means that you don’t have to log in to comment and you get much better tracking of discussions. My other blog “Much Ado About IT” has had this for a while and it seems to work really well.
Unfortunately, it does mean that I’ve lost any existing comments – sorry to those who have commented in the past.

Showing a less than symbol in a Blogger post

This took me ages to sort out so here is a reminder.

If you want to post a less-than symbol in a Blogger entry (for example in some code or a math formula), you cannot use the standard HTML entity “<” as Blogger cannot cope with it for some reason.

Instead use the hexadecimal equivalent “& # 60 ;” (NB: I’ve put spaces in so that Blogger doesn’t turn it back into a symbol!). That works fine and shows the symbol (< ) as expected.

 

Also note that normally you can just enter a <> blocks or where there is no space after it.

Not Linux related I know 😉