Category: Admin

About that Donate button

Update: I have now received nearly £80 which exceeds the likely amount needed (with another promised), so jazakum Allah khair to everyone who donated. The donate button will remain, but the appeal is ended...

Regarding abusive comments

I’d just like to send out a warning to certain people that the rules on abusive comments apply to everyone. I’ve been refusing quite a few comments recently because they contain insults to other...

Goodbye A-list

Now that Izzy Mo has decided to quit blogging (and delete her entire archive), I’ve decided that it’s no longer worth maintaining an A-list of Muslim blogs, particularly since most of those remaining on...

WordPress 2.8 worth the upgrade

Yesterday I upgraded my install of WordPress to version 2.8, and although I was apprehensive about upgrading (being an adherent of the school which prefers patched, i.e. bug-fixed, versions to fresh ones), it turned...

The Captcha nobody could see

To anyone who has tried to comment in the last three hours or so but couldn’t because they hadn’t entered the Captcha code which never appeared, I have de-activated the plugin which turned out...

Why I moved to WordPress

I’ve been using Movable Type to run this blog since 2004, except for the middle part of 2005 during which I used WordPress. I was hugely enthusiastic about WordPress when version 1.5 first came...

IJB is now a WordPress site

For anyone who’s surfed in and hasn’t noticed … IJB is now a WordPress blog (again). I intend to explain more about the move in the next day or so (and it’s taken less...

Where I’ve been

I’ve been either ill or busy the past week. Before and after last week I had a job which required 12 and a half hour average days, then I went down with flu and...

Brass Crescent appreciation

I’d just like to say a huge thank you and jazakum Allah khair to all those who voted for me in the recent Brass Crescent awards. This blog won in the Best European blog...

Calling Leicester

Can the person from Leicester who wrote to me the other day, asking me to contact them, please can they leave another message with the correct email address, as I got a “message returned”...

ENGAGE goes live; invitation for contributors

For anyone - particularly here in the UK - who’s depressed about losing three great blogs in as many weeks, ENGAGE, a new Muslim organisation dedicated to media monitoring and encouraging political participation, has...

Change of scenery

As you can see, I have changed the theme for this blog. I had not intended to do this when I upgraded my Movable Type installation last week, but the old templates did not...

Test again

Test again Possibly Related Posts: Prince Harry is just protecting his family Guardian Daily: nice new app, shame about the upgrade Brexit and how ignorance has become a ‘virtue’ “Fake news” and the lay-offs...

My Movable Type upgrade (updated)

Update: This site was down overnight, because my web host upgraded some of their software, and had backed up my files before they did that, and restored them, destroying all the work I did...

My recent absence

As-Salaamu ‘alaikum everyone Apologies for not posting anything for the last few days. Initially it was due to lack of material to write about, then it was tiredness due to work, and now there...

Where I’ve been

For anyone who’s been wondering why I’ve not posted much in the last week or so, the reason is that, since last Friday, I’ve been either working on a private programming project or else...

On holiday

As I’m writing this I’m just getting packed to go away to Wales for a week. Insha Allah I’ll be back next Saturday (with some photos!) although I might be able to get a...

Spammers: why the scumbags do it

Getting the blog spammers to hang up their affiliations (Guardian Unlimited Technology) An article from today’s Guardian Technology supplement, about the intricacies (as they seem to me) of affiliate schemes and how they help...

I am OK

Greetings and as-Salaamu ‘alaikum to my overseas readers, Some news outlets have reported that a “severe tornado” had struck London today. While there were severe storms in many areas of London, the tornado itself...

New theme

As I hope you can all see, I’ve just installed a new theme for the blog as I was getting bored with the old one … so here it is. I found it on...