97 referring sites

http://www.booksforbricks.com now has 97 referring sites, which I think is pretty damn good for a few days! My attempt to garner support by tweeting at celebrities seems to have fallen on deaf ears, but at least there's a large groundswell of internet publicity that seems to be mounting. I'm not sure if the article's been in the paper yet, but when it is, that should help too.

Tuesday December 02nd, 2008 11:01 AM

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Feedburner?

Anyone know how the hell Feedburner is supposed to work, and how I've managed to create a feed, even though I don't apparently have a valid account? It's all a mystery and I've run out of brain. :(

Tuesday December 02nd, 2008 10:01 AM

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New RSS feed

Testing my new RSS feed. The old one was rubbish. This one is much betterer.

Tuesday December 02nd, 2008 10:01 AM

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Going strong

The Books for Bricks campaign is still growing strong. I'm attempting to get as many people involved as possible, and there are people mortgaging their online reputations by pimping the book and the web site (http://www.booksforbricks.com) like crazy. If you're reading this and you think you might be able to help, please get in touch (ajs@shiny.org.uk or orinoco77 on twitter and livejournal). If you have influential contacts please let them know. Anything you can do will be appreciated.

Tuesday December 02nd, 2008 10:01 AM

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Shiny new client

Right, now I've got a new client set up, I might actually do some more posting on here. I've already mentioned it, but I'm damn well going to mention it again while I'm here: http://www.booksforbricks.com. Set up by some extremely good friends of mine to help me get my house fixed. It's going well, but more pimpage wouldn't go amiss. Buy the book (if you want the book, not just because I tell you!), tell people about the site, and review the book. Those are your tasks, should you choose to accept them. Fly my winged monkeys! Fly!

Tuesday December 02nd, 2008 09:01 AM

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Another test

Sorry guys, I'll get rid of these shortly.

Tuesday December 02nd, 2008 09:01 AM

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Books for Bricks

I've received a lot of support for this in the last few days, so it seems only right that I make a note of it on my own blog (even if I haven't otherwise updated it in forever!). My house is currently in a very bad way. The chimney has had to be taken down and is currently being rebuilt. I'll not go into the full story now, but a quick visit to http://www.booksforbricks.com should give you an idea of what's happening and what I'm trying to do about it. Please, please if you possibly can, spread the word. Any money raised will hopefully be repaid to us following legal action. After that we plan to donate the amount originally raised to Shelter, which I think you'll agree is a good cause.

Tuesday December 02nd, 2008 09:01 AM

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Testing from a .NET client

Hope this works.

Tuesday December 02nd, 2008 09:01 AM

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My book is available online!

I checked the web last night, and it looks like "Sir Parsley and the Dragon" is now available from most online book retailers. Amazon have it, Play have it, Waterstones have it, WH Smith have it... hell, even Tesco have it. Going to any one of those and searching for "Sir Parsley" ought to find it. Much like Oriblog, it seems to have escaped from me now and be living a life of its own on the web servers of retail giants across the world. Cool!

Thursday December 07th, 2006 01:00 AM

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More progress

It's now possible to generate a working GEDCOM file from Sequoia's internal database. It's no work of art, and it's in something of a haphazard order because of the way the data is stored, but it's correct and it imports into other packages fine. I need to integrate it with the GUI and make sure CONTs and CONCs are handled properly and then I'll have a real idea of how much better than the last one it is.

Saturday December 02nd, 2006 02:02 PM

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