Firefox 1.0.6 Released

Firefox 1.0.6 stability update released, but this time they recommend uninstalling previous versions of Firefox first.

1. Read the Firefox 1.0.6 Release Notes
2. Download the Firefox 1.0.6
3. Close all windows.
4. Uninstall previous versions of Firefox 1.0.x. Uninstalling previous versions doesn’t erase your Firefox profile.
5. Run the Firefox 1.0.6 setup executable.
6. After the install, some older Firefox extensions may need updating. Check for updates at the Firefox

Modifications to Kubrick Theme

The default them for WP 1.5 is excellent, but I wanted a few things that were not standard. First thing I changed was making the sidebar available on all pages, I know there is now a default_allsidebar theme, but I made the alterations before this was out. I won’t go into detail but in many cases it was just the addition of < ?php get_sidebar(); ?> that did the trick.

I then added a navbar to the header.php file using David Appleyard’s tabs style sheet. This is a chieved by adding the relevent code to the header.php file and the additional styles to the style.css file.

The final mod was the header image, at first I simply pointed to my own image using *#headerimg { background: url('< ?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/images/seorasheader.jpg') no-repeat top;}*/. Then I decide it would be nice to rotate the images. I was working on this when I came across Mike Cohen’s Random Image theme which was much better.

First add
< ?php
function header_graphic() {
echo "/images/";
$num=rand(0,9);
echo "seorasheader".$num.".jpg";
};
?>

to the header.php file which will randomly select an image from a bunch named seorasheader0.jpg –> seorasheader9.jpg.

Next, change the line in header.php

from:-
#header { background: url("< ?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/images/kubrickheader.jpg") no-repeat bottom center; }

to:-
#header { background: url("< ?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); header_graphic(); ?>") no-repeat bottom center; }

Live8 : G8 : Particip8

Just finished watching the Live8 concert here in the UK. Whilst events of this kind in themselves don’t change anything they can however help to raise awareness. As far as we know humans evolved in Africa so it’s about time we recognised the the importance of the birthplace of humanity and did everything in our power to halt the grotesque suffering that goes on their daily. We’ve all read the statistics and seen the reports 30, 40, 50% of some countries populations with HIV-AIDS whilst we in the west have the drugs and the technology to help, the 21st century, and people still dying of starvation. We all know this should not be, but what can we do? we may be on the brink of something quite momentus, that is politicians actually doing what we elect them for…..listening to the people and acting on our behalf. It remains to be seen if Tony Blair and Gordon Brown can deliver and persuade the others to do the right thing, but I think, if people keep up the pressure on our politicians we may actually start to see a difference in our world.

march past Gleneagles hotel
makepovertyhistory
Live8Live
Live8 from BBC news
march in Edinburgh
g8alternatives
G8blog