Jan 27

Gallery Online!

Another new plugin installed for testing – Alex Rabe’s NextGen gallery.

Currently still in beta testing so I expect possible bugs but so far it looks really good.

Latest ‘stable’ version is 0.74 from the above link, however if you go to his main home page theres a download to the latest test version 0.80 which is what I’ve downloaded today.

Many configurable options, allows multiple Galleries which can be grouped into albums. Photos can be uploaded in zip files (great for multiples), entire folders (with compatible browsers) and single pictures. Supports highly configurable watermarks too! The gallery setup page can also generate nested Wp Pages for you! 😉

Individual pictures or galleries can be added to posts and pages with simple tags. eg…


Two sidebar widgets are included –

  • a random photo widget – shows any number of custom size thumbnails for selectable galleries or all.
  • a slide show widget – configurable size and options like selected galleries or all.

For more information have a look at the plugin site.

To look at my photos check out the Photos page.


Jan 21

New plugin

Just installed a new WordPress Plugin called Marekkis Watermark-Plugin.

This Plugin will help me to upload some photos and let me insert a watermark.

Just to test it here’s a new photo…

kitty.JPG OurLittle Kitty 🙂

The only little prob with this plug-in is that it needs you to modify one of the WordPress core files, however it’s fairly simple to do and the mod is explained on the websites installation page. I just have to remember it’s there when I do an update so that if I have to overwrite the file I re-modify it…

My next project for this blog is a gallery plug-in – looking at one now but will post it another time..

Till then, enjoy!

Dec 07

Back by Popular Demand!

After much searching through my hard drives, backups and various cd’s/dvd’s I finally found a copy of a script I wrote ages ago as a joke for the aviation enthusiasts I hung around with…

“The Lazy Journalists Plane Story Generator!”

I’ts been missing for some time now but watching may access logs I’d noticed it was getting heaps of hits…

So enjoy some fun and give it a go.

Nov 09

My new website!


For some time now my girlfriend (a very active blogger) has been pestering me to start up my own blog site, so here it is!

I’ve never been much of a vocal person, previous websites have been plain and simple without many updates. The only thing I updated regularly was the photo gallery… I’m hoping with this site to be more active and refresh the content more often.

I’m doing this for many reasons, mainly to push through some changes in my own self being, as the problems with being too reserved is that I’ve missed many opportunities and have fallen behind in many projects. I’ve always believed that I can do anything I set my mind to and still do believe, but in the past I’ve not done things for the irrational fear of sticking my neck out too far and getting it cut off or upsetting others by my actions. Basically I’ve always tried too hard to avoid conflicts at my own expense… ( in some cases causing conflicts by avoiding others! )

So hopefully with this site and other changes I’m making to my personality and activities in life I can bring about more positive results for myself and those I around me. I’ve realised that I must act to achieve the things I want in life before they become out of reach. At 35 years old I have missed too much but can still achieve a lot if I act now.

The first 2 posts I’ve made when setting this site up are from my old website, as I work on this blog I’ll no doubt post more such thoughts, dreams or strange experiences. I also hope to integrate a working gallery of some sort, similar to what I had on the old sites, but for now I’ve put a few up for the sidebar random pics.

Other directions for this blog (which may change over time) will be about my hobbies such as the computer programs I work on, games I play both online and offline and indeed my photography.

So keep an eye on me, don’t expect daily updates but I should be able to make something fairly regular. Indeed feel free to prod me as always people trying to change their life need to be reminded of their commitments. This is why I’m linking this new blog to the changes I want to make in my life, by committing myself before others to make changes I become accountable for them, no longer can I hide inside myself from the world. So here I am, taking my big step forward, committing myself to continue this momentum and achieve something good in life.

Thankyou for visiting my blog and I hope to see more and contribute more as time goes on.

Oct 28


I have had quite a few reasons to believe that there is or was a ghost of some sort in a group of townhouses I used to live in…

  • I came out of my bedroom early one morning before work to find a lot of my sons toys scattered along the hallway and into the bathroom, even onto the bathroom sink. My son was not staying over at this time.

  • While I collected up the above mess my partner went outside for a cigarette, walking across the dining room floor to turn on the light on her way. When she came back in she saw about a handful of whole peanuts we had in a bowl strewn onto the dining room floor, right where she had walked to turn on the light so they couldn’t have been there before.
  • There were quite a few other instances where objects have been found moved around to different locations. Even my little plastic Picachu doll which seems to like moving about overnight and changing poses, sometimes I find it with it’s head turned backwards…
  • The best yet was coming home to find this message on my Linux pc… the pc was on with a standard terminal prompt but not connected to the net at the time. (I always left it on to process SETI@home blocks)
[radan@EDark radan]$ ispon
[radan@EDark radan]$ ispoff
[radan@EDark radan]$ i like neew toys to play with i play ed with t
hese ones can please get new ones i used live in house here
i like the cat but why wont it plaay with mealways runs away from me

i dont get to eat now i used to like fo

bash: i: command not found
[radan@EDark radan]$ bye new toys

This is an actual screen dump of the terminal screen.

The first two lines were me tuning my isp link on then off the day before, then I get the message highlighted in red.
Who knows what strange powers we live with, but that place (and many others) have had some strange occurances.