The All-Too-Visible Code



Yeah, I know – lately my website’s become like Tracey Emin’s bed. While my flat is incredibly minimalist (Friend: ‘Have you been burgled?’) the site has slowly bust in places, corrupted and gone weird (I’ve repaired the drop-down menus as much as possible for now) and is generally a bit of a mess.

I’ll address the issue in the autumn, so if you think of anything that you’d like to see on it between now and then, let me know.


9 comments on “The All-Too-Visible Code”

  1. Anna-Liisa says:


    Love the blog and all giggling at the Amsterdam story. Have one Tracey Emin clean up suggestion although you may not want to hear it. Reading small case white on black for several pages, is pretty tough although it looks quite groovy. I have time to spare right now but not much capacity for early morning squinting, after all, it’s only 10.00am.

    Love to all!

    Anna-Liisa xxxx

  2. Dan Terrell says:

    You staged this, right?
    It’s a sight such as the above that can make a just hired maid pause and debate returning the coming week.
    Or as my Mom might have said: “Right. Two hour warning! Then I’m getting the buck hoe.”

  3. Paul Graham says:

    Dan, that unmade bed is the work of the Artist Tracey Emin.

  4. Dan Terrell says:

    It did look staged and not like Admin’s flat as seen in prior posts. Tracey Emin, although mentioned in his text, was unknown to moi until now.
    What is the work titled? “My Oldest ———‘s Bedroom”?
    And can I contribute one depicting my oldest ———‘s bedroom? I’d title it “The Bedroom Floor Is My Closet And Chest of drawers.”

  5. snowy says:

    Catagory and Archive lists don’t really serve much purpose, [eg. looking for a post relating to London returns 1118 results], and consumes 25% of the screen space.

    ‘Recent Comments’ list would be handy below ‘Recent Posts’.

    Threaded comments, would save the need for exchanges like @So_and_So, [but that can be turned on via the WP dashboard.]

    Social media buttons, [somebody will ask], are a bit of a double edged sword. It might get more comments, but it might attract trolls and spam.

    Don’t all look at me, he asked-ed.

  6. Helen Martin says:

    I do powerpoint for church and we do white on black because everyone has agreed it’s easier than the reverse to read. Yellow letters work well but are a little too emphatic. Pale green is pretty good, too, but I don’t know that you’d want that.

  7. snowy says:

    Anybody struggling with the text being to small might like to try using a keyboard shortcut to make it larger.

    Press and hold ‘Ctrl’ and then press ‘+’ to make the text bigger. [‘Ctrl’ and ‘-‘ to make it smaller.]

    [Apple bods, ‘Cmd’ and ‘+’ etc.]

    Anybody who would like to set personal colours for text and background can do that as well, but it is very slightly more involved.

  8. Janet Wilson says:

    I don’t akshly have a computer- I do this on my smartphone…

  9. Helen Martin says:

    Hey, that really works! You realize, Snowy, that we are willing to rip off every bit of information you’re willing to give us, don’t you?

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