3 comments January 20th, 2007
Archive for January, 2007
The beta versions of the post plugins have been tweaked a fair bit in the last week or so and new options added to all of them. Recent Comments, in particular, has improved.
The main news though is a brand new plugin, Similar Posts Feed, which works alongside Similar Posts to add a list of related posts after each entry of your blog’s content feed.
Add comment January 19th, 2007
Speaking of Jesuits and podcasting, Peter Scally, SJ was here in Loyola Hall over the New Year — for a Jesuit meeting in preparation for next year’s General Congregation of our Order — and in spare moments recording anyone he could catch to use as voices for Pray-As-You-Go. The curious among you can listen to your’s truly speaking the sessions for January 22-26.
Peter does a really good job gathering text and voice, resonant silence and fine music into a place of prayer.
3 comments January 17th, 2007
Melvyn Bragg‘s Radio 4 programme In Our Time covers all sorts of interesting subjects in fascinating depth for a 45 minute show. Last week the subject was ‘Mars – the search for life on the Red Planet’ and in recent weeks the topics have been:
- Borges – the life and work of Argentina’s best loved short story writer
1 comment January 17th, 2007
Here’s a quiz for you… How many times does Mary appear in John’s gospel? … Trick question: the answer is none. The ‘mother of Jesus’, however, appears twice. Isn’t that a strange way to tell the story? It’s not that John didn’t know her name – so something else must be going on here.
In fact, the way John tells the story today, the mother of Jesus is quite an ambiguous character. She has her eye on the dwindling wine supply and she has faith in her son to be able to put it right. And though Jesus seems quite rude to her with his ‘Woman, what is that to you or to me’, he still goes ahead and works a wonder with water and wine. But then John doesn’t mention her again until she stands with the other women at the foot of the cross.
12 comments January 14th, 2007
Version 2.0.0 beta of Similar Posts, Random Posts, Recent Posts, and Recent Comments have just been released. They each have their own page now; they have been tested to work with the upcoming WordPress 2.1 release; and each plugin has its own independent admin options page.
Some functionality has been re-jigged, a lot of new stuff added, and the output is now much more configurable. Check the help page for the full details.
1 comment January 13th, 2007
I noticed about an hour ago that this site’s feeds were not working and hadn’t been working since around December 20th. After checking the source and then deactivating all my plugins one by one I found the culprit and zapped the error.
So… feeds should be working again … and I learned a little more about how WordPress works in the process.
Add comment January 12th, 2007
Just a heads up to those out their in blogland who, like me, use Blix by Sebastian Schmieg as their WordPress theme.
The upcoming version 2.1 has made some change which mess up Blix’s handling of its navigation bar. The fix is simple and I post it here to allay anyone’s nerves who begin to panic when their pages seem to disappear.
67 comments January 11th, 2007
A meme! A meme! No one’s ever hit me with a meme before. Kaloo kalay… Actually I hate the whole idea of memes — at least the philosophical idea that ideas are analogous to viruses. This on the other hand seems more like an invitation than an infection so I’ll pipe down.
Crystal at Perspective infected me but it seems the source of the contagion was Patrik. The task as it has developed is to name three of the most influential works of contemporary theology, and three lesser known books that should be widely read.
1 comment January 11th, 2007
Happy New Year!
Contrary to the suspicion of several enquirers I haven’t given up writing here — I’ve just been relapsing a little with the CFS.
My useful hours have been spent doing spiritual direction, reading (ever so s l o w l y ) a very good book by Wendy Farley, The Wounding and Healing of Desire: Weaving Heaven and Earth, which I hope to review for The Way, and working on the next release of my WordPress plugins. Some of that should figure here soon
Add comment January 11th, 2007