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Once again found out that videos no longer worked due to an out of date plugin and the need to pay for a licence. Abandoned that and the videos are now back up and running.

We've added an extra chart showing Louis' weight against how many weeks old; makes it easier to read and compare.

Some interesting Linnaean dog terminology.

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Friday
02 Jan
2009

Chewy Louis

We’ve been very lucky with Louis; he’s never really chewed or damaged anything that didn’t belong to him.

He does have a habit of spotting stuff and then deciding it needs checking out. Louis checks a lot of things out by having a chew on it. Plastic, paper, Smudge the cat’s furballs, anything on the floor basically.

Your instinct is to try and get it but if you show the remotest interest then he thinks you’re going to take it off him and he tries to hide. The best thing to do is leave him; he’ll find out it’s inedible and then give up on it.

That’s why we didn’t bother when he picked something up yesterday off the kitchen floor. I wish we had.

Do you think this will still work?

Do you think this will still work?

Yes this is a phone SIM card, Sue’s in fact. She dropped her phone yesterday and the back came off plus the battery fell out. We didn’t notice at the time but the SIM popped out and disappeared under the kitchen table. Louis found it though and investigated it thoroughly, with his teeth. In case you’re wondering I tried it and, no, it didn’t work. A new SIM card is on its way from the nice people at Vodafone.

Friday
02 Jan
2009

New Year – New Site

I’ve been working on a new website for a while now; setting it up on my own pc at first and then dabbling with various systems to see which one suited me best.

I settled on WordPress after dabbling with ModX and Joomla amongst others. What I liked about WordPress is that the basic install produced clean code. I know next to nothing about coding but I like my site to validate if possible. All the others had their plusses over WordPress but none of them were “clean” from the start.

I then spent the next few months slowly copying posts etc over. From around October what I blogged on the web got re-blogged on my own pc.

My host package expires in a month so it was time to change. My host did not offer a database which precluded a CMS so they eliminated themselves from my custom. To be honest I wish I’d done a bit more research before going with them. Anyway, I’m now transferred over to my new host 34sp.com and the set up of my WordPress install has gone pretty smoothly.

The site is pretty similar to the old one in layout. More by accident than design. I worked my way through lots of WordPress themes and settled on this one.

Anyway – any comments always welcome!