matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (LJ-Marvin)
Mat Bowles ([personal profile] matgb) wrote2000-06-30 12:00 am

Hello and welcome, I guess

This is not my first post. This is just redated so it's not at the top of my journal all the time.

I'm Mat. This is my personal journal, the fun stuff. I also write in a few other places, including Not Little England (on UK politics) and TaKtiX (about gaming).

For more about me, your best bet is to read the bio and Userinfo. This post is mostly here so I can find all the tags I use easily, it may get more useful stuff in the future. It's not a 'Friends Only' Journal, but I do filter some stuff. Oh, if you're using Internet Explorer, the layout looks fugly. It's something to do with the default layout I'm using, not got time to delve into the code and fix it; not going to apologise, it's my journal, go here and get help.

My Blogs:Great Britain, not little England Torbay Life
[ profile] nolittleengland   [ profile] torbaylife    [ profile] warhammer_tx_fd

(Anonymous) 2005-12-16 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I expect you know your page only looks "fugly" in IE because your images for "Responses", "Comment" etc are broken. Not something to be proud about, that you're using a browser which handles a broken page better than another: One of the biggest causes of poorly written HTML now is because people got used to IE's 'best guess' fix for bad code.

I would hope you'd keep up your consistancy, without that you just turn into an "anti-corporate" whinger, and I don't think you're one of those.
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[identity profile] 2005-12-31 08:32 am (UTC)(link)
Hey Mat,

Just to let you know that I upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.0 today. Just letting you know, if you want to have another go at setting up the feed thing, the upgrade might have fixed it.

(Incidentally, did you try as well as ? There might have been something up with the rewrite rules or something...)

[identity profile] 2006-02-19 11:56 am (UTC)(link)
Hi - here via [ profile] daweaver, because of your recent political stand, which is rather fine. Don't know how much I can do for the next little while beyond being an interested body, but after May I should have more hours in the day.

Am friending you, if you don't mind. You're of course under no obligation to reciprocate!

[identity profile] 2006-02-19 11:56 am (UTC)(link)
PS - I'm using Safari on a Mac, and your comment (etc) images still don't work all the time!

[identity profile] 2006-02-19 12:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, I think I saw the link earlier on Nick's rss feed, but didn't chase it at the time since I was busy. Twice, though, and one has to follow these things up ;)

It's great that this is taking off! There's clearly so much momentum hanging around, waiting for someone to give it voice and direction ...

I write a bunch of nonsense on my LJ, punctuated by occasional, very heartfelt political or politically-related (I work in higher education) rants. Feel free to skip some/all. I'm not sure how much of it I'd read myself if it was someone else's; sometimes I just want to write stuff down.

[identity profile] 2006-02-28 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
QQ: is there an RSS feed on LJ for Liberty Central? Can't find one, but thought I should check with you.

[identity profile] 2006-02-28 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
That's great, thanks, but no rush.

[identity profile] 2006-04-05 11:45 am (UTC)(link)
Hey Mat! I dunno if you remember me or not, but we met when Lj switched URL's for everyone.

I have some questions that i thought you might be able to answer, or else point me somewhere to get them answered, but i'm not sure.

My questions are about a blog that i'm setting up, and blogging programs and the like. I won't bore ya with all the gory details unless this is somthing that you think you might be interested in helping me with?

[identity profile] 2006-04-05 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, i've got a blog started ( (You may or may not be able to view it from where you are - I just created it and registered the domain name yesterday) i've curently got livejournal going into there. I like the appearance, and if making a pretty web page was my goal, i'd just leave it, but obviously, permalinks to things I write aren't going to go to that site, so I want to make a real blog.

I used html and php to create that page - I don't know any css at all. Have basic mysql knowledge. Can I integrate something like wordpress (the one i've been looking at the most to use) into what i've already got, and keep the color scheme, and appearance basically as it is? I don't have to switch it all over to css, do i?