Category Archives: General

Back online

Bad news, as they say, always comes in threes. First, I had to attend a family funeral on the other side of the world; then I fell ill, and finally, the motherboard on my dedicated server went into meltdown. As … Continue reading

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Problem with Adobe trial versions in June

A bug in mechanism that counts down the remaining days of trial versions of most Adobe software means that any trial launched during June 2008 will expire after only one day instead of the normal 30. Access to the trial … Continue reading

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Long time, no blog

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything in this blog. I’m definitely not one of the world’s most prolific bloggers—not by any stretch of the imagination. One reason I’ve been so quiet is because of the pressure of … Continue reading

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Alan Johnston—free at last

There’s not much point in me adding to the huge amount that has already been said in newspapers and on TV and radio about the release of Alan Johnston. I’m just delighted that he was released unharmed after 114 days. … Continue reading

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Why everyone should care about Alan Johnston

Alan Johnston was due to have returned to London at the end of March after three years as the only western journalist based inside the Gaza Strip. Only a couple of weeks before his scheduled departure, he was abducted at … Continue reading

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Is XHTML worthwhile?

Let’s me nail my colours to the mast straight away: I use XHTML and have done so for several years. XHTML 1.0 has been a W3C recommendation for seven years (since January 2000). I’m aware of the well-argued objections by … Continue reading

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.eu, what’s this? A status symbol, no less

I just couldn’t resist. When I heard that the new .eu domain names were open to everybody, I just had to have one. So, welcome to davidpowers.eu. I haven’t decided what to do with the new domain just yet, so … Continue reading

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