- Watching more Columbo. Just one more thing… #
These are the results of my second session with my Canon Macro lens, which is still one of my favourite toys. As with a lot of the pictures I’ve been posting lately, you may have seen some of these before, but most are getting their first airing. More macro stuff to come…
Tut tut. Quite shocking. All this inactivity is having a negative effect…
Well, I’ll be out and about somewhere tomorrow. I haven’t decided where, but I’ll definitely be out…
Here’s another set of pictures from my backlog. These were from a walk around Saltwell Park on 29 October last year. My main aim was to have a play with the Macro lens, so you’ll see some close-up views of vegetation in this album. But there are some more general shots of geese, trees, and the odd tower or two.
Today being a Bank Holiday, I didn’t particularly want to go anywhere, so I decided it was time to find the extra-large tuit required to work through last year’s Edinburgh pictures. At the time, I posted about 20 pictures with a promise that I’d get round to the rest a bit later. Well, the bit was a bit of a long bit, but here they are at last. I came home with 232 pictures, and after much picking, tweaking, rejecting and more tweaking, I’ve narrowed those down to 126, which you can now see in the album. Read my original trip report for details of what’s on show or indeed to see the pictures.
 Places of interest are either shut or too crowded
I hinted yesterday that WordPress 2.6 is going to make me a happier Les than 2.5 has done so far. While release, or even a beta version sufficiently developed for me to want to start playing, is a long way off, reports of Cool New Features are gradually appearing. Here are some of the things I’ve picked up on:
- Post Revisions. This is one of those features that I really need, though I hadn’t actually thought through how it could be achieved. I quite often go back and edit a post a few times before I’m happy with it, I frequently start a long post and write it in several sessions, and it’s not unknown for me to accidentally delete or otherwise lose large blocks of text. A version tracking feature would really help here, and according to a post by Michael Adams (aka mdawaffe), WordPress 2.6 is getting what looks like a really nifty implementation of just that.
There are some concerns about how many versions will be stored, how big databases could get, and other such stuff, but I’m sure the final version will be nicely manageable, or at the very least twiddleable with plugins. Definitely a feature I’ll be using:
- The return of the Bookmarklet! You might recall me fighting with this little thing on Safari a while ago, but the feature was removed from WordPress 2.5. The news is that a new, cleverer, fancier and altogether cooler version will appear with WordPress 2.6. This one will do clever stuff like adding the correct code to your post automagically if, for instance, you run it from a YouTube video page. Nice. You can follow progress on that one on Trac:
- I can’t find a link for this one, but I did see a message on one of the mailing list which suggested that the standard components of the Write page will be inserted using the same code that plugins use. Now that might not sound all that significant, but it does open the door for a plugin that will allow full customisation of the Write interface, which would remove the biggest single complaint about WordPress 2.5. More details as and when I hear them.
Those are the ones that particularly interest me. There’s more stuff mentioned in this useful (and regularly updated) article on WordPress Expert:
If you’re at all interested in the future development of WordPress, and reading Trac makes your head hurt, that’s a pretty good place to start from.
 So just think how bad this stuff would be if I didn’t edit