Friday 30 March 2012

San Francisco

We paid a short visit to San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. Here are the photos:

Cable Cars etc.


Black and White


Palace of Fine Arts


Wednesday 21 March 2012

Comments and the new URL

Readers may have noticed the problem with the commenting system. It's the result of the new Google policy of changing the URL from .com to one that is country specific. So, if you're reading this in the UK, the last part of the URL will change automatically to That in turn screws up the commenting system provided by Echo.

If you amend the ending to .com/ncr all will be back to normal. Or "temporarily" as Google puts it. The purpose of this is to allow Google to render posts unseeable in certain countries but not others...

Of course, politicians will want to make the entire Internet "unseeable".

Echo (the commenting company) has provided me with some code that's meant to solve this problem. So far it doesn't. I do see however that the version still appears on the Safari browser but not on Firefox.

I imagine that UK blogs that use Google's own commenting system aren't affected by this. I use Echo because this blog and its template predate Google's purchase of Blogger. I'm not sure that an update to a new Google template is viable given my desire to keep the historical comments.

Does any reader know what I can do about this?

In return I offer a way of becoming the richest person in the world.

All you need to do is to produce software that's guaranteed NEVER to be updated without the user's specific approval. Ant failure to meet this commitment would result in a large payment of gold bullion being transferred to the victim. But which bank is safe enough to keep the necessary gold in escrow?

(UPDATE: Thanks to Echo for fixing this.)