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Apology for test post that came through to feed or email subscribers

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago, I had trouble with the WordPress content management system not showing up posts that I have submitted using Windows Live Writer and other programs rather than the program’s Web-based user interface. I have had to resort to “cutting and pasting” text from Windows Live Writer into WordPress’s “Add new post” data-entry form for those weeks until I had upgraded WordPress to 3.0 – the latest version.

Now I had done a test post which you may have received if you followed this blog through an RSS Webfeed, via email or on Facebook (whether you have me as a Facebook friend or have marked the HomeNetworking01.info Facebook Page as a fan). I had deleted the test post from the main homepage so it doesn’t show up in an awful light. I am sorry about this situation especially if it has cast the site in an amateurish light and this test was to prove that I can still edit offline and publish the articles online instantly or save them as a draft online so I can work on them across multiple computers.

You can still follow the site for new posts as an RSS Web feed, in your email Inbox or  on your Facebook Home Page.

Expect to see a lot more good-quality material including many reviews, feature articles and buyers’ guides to appear on this site soon,

With regards,

Simon Mackay

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Reorganisation of the Product Reviews page

Hi everyone!

I am reorganising the Product Reviews page after reviewing a lot of equipment over the last few months. What I have done is to put the review lists for the printers and the laptop / notebook / netbook computers on separate pages that can be accessed from the Product Reviews page or the top menu. This will be a step towards making this list become less cluttered as I receive more products for review.

Also, if you think that the only printers being reviewed in this site are Hewlett-Packard units, there is something coming around soon in the form of a Canon PIXMA MX-350 network-enabled consumer all-in-one inkjet unit that I have received today for reviewing. I am also establishing relationships with other manufacturers in order to review many different brands of product.

WIth regards,

Simon Mackay

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More reviews coming soon

I am going to add a good run of reviews to this blog, including two multimedia laptops, a consumer-level multifunction printer and some software. This may help with building this blog as a good-quality buying guide.

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Reference section being added to blog site

Hi everyone!

I have established a reference section on this blog to improve its useability. This is being achieved through a glossary that uses simple language to explain the computing terms that will be used in the blog or by salesmen in this industry. There is also a “network hierarchy” reference table which describes the logical areas of a network in relationship to each other, as well as the relationship of various device classes to the network.

As this blog evolves, I will be adding more reference material to this area as a way of making the articles easier to understand.

With regards,

Simon

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Blog brand now – HomeNetworking01.info –

Hi everyone!

I have changed this blog’s title to “HomeNetworking01.info” to make it easier to remember, especially that the Web address is homenetworking01.info , thus the URL name will effectively become the blog’s “brand”.  

However, it will still focus on home, community and small-business IT and network issues and will also include “on-the-go” network and Internet access for these communities. It also includes some articles concerning the Internet experience such as social-network use, which may perplex most people who don’t use the Internet regularly.

As well, I have enabled a mobile-optimised view which will appear if you are viewing the blog from a smartphone or other handheld device. Both views have a link to allow you to choose the one most appropriate for your device in case the blog doesn’t respond properly or you are using a “tablet” device which may be seen as a handheld device.

The desktop view has a “Print this article” button at the end of each article so it is easier to print out or fax the articles if you need to do so. This is because some articles, such as those I have written about Facebook use, may be wiorth printing out and attaching to a noticeboard by the computer.

With regards,

Simon

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