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[Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes] Teething Problems

Posted by Lex Fear on February 1, 2009

So I had to go pick a theme that doesn’t show the post author, and since we now have two authors on the books I’ve had to do theme change.

Why am I not using a customised theme instead you ask? Because underneath this domain it’s ‘just another WordPress blog’ which has limited theme choice, and this is because I’m being a cheapskate.

The other issue I have is loss of comments. I’ve been doing some housekeeping and updating my older content and noticed that I have lost the comments for all my posts which originally started on blogger. I apologise to longtime followers from the early days, I have no way of now getting these back (without painstaking recreation of each one from the old content).

Ce la vie.

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[Metablog] Resolutions

Posted by Lex Fear on January 21, 2009

I hope you like the new colour scheme, it’s one of the best from a limited choice, I miss the red and black but I thought this resembled it somewhat in a grey/black way.

I’ve been having some problems accessing the site, particularly in resolving the domain name, but I’m not sure if this is my ISP or whether it’s an issue with the transfer. Hopefully it will settle down.

As is customary this time of year, and since this is a new starting point for the blog, I thought I should make some new resolutions and share them with the faithful.

  1. Turn long comments into a blog post. I have a bad habbit of going into a dissertation sometimes when I’m leaving a comment – and I’ve had the odd complaint. But whats more I’m depriving my own blog of valuable Fearisms. Just as long as I don’t come off as a cyberstalker then I should be alright.
  2. No sacred cows. Well, I tend to abide by this rule anyway, but as long as someone doesn’t make an asshat of themselves, I’m happy to have disagreement, dissent and mocking.
  3. No more reinventions. Well, maybe. It’s just hard for me to stick to one topic or character for so long. I think I’ve done alright with ‘Lex Fear.
  4. Say more with less. Ties in with the 1st resolution. Never write a debunking article when a good sardonic quip will do.
  5. Do reviews. I’ve been hopeless at this in the past and will probably continue to do so, but I know I want to include reviews of things I’m reading and watching.
  6. Get into a routine. This has to be my number one downfall and is the reason this blog is so sporadic. If I can just nail the routine everything else falls into place.
  7. Sort out the back catalogue. A lot of internal links are broken, colours and images are out of contrast, so I’m going to go through the past 4 years posts and try to update and tidy them up so they fit the theme of the rest of the blog.
  8. Relax a little. I think, for the last 4 years I’ve been tightly wound and found myself slowly unwinding. Maybe it’s age, maturity, being able to confront my demons or simply tired of the war. maybe all of the above, but it’s time to enjoy blogging.
  9. Introduce a new writer. Yep, that’s right, a new writer will be joining me shortly on Abandon All Fear, but I’m going to let him do introductions.

Peace, for now.

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[Trollfeed] No Comment

Posted by Lex Fear on June 9, 2007

Well, I guess when you post anything slighty critical of Rachel North, you can expect at some point for a member of the Northsquad to show up. I did always say they were welcome but I’m getting pretty tired of the relentlessness of one Anonymous commenter.

Despite claims, I haven’t seen a large boost in traffic coming from Oxford. Oh well, guess I won’t be picking up one of these anytime soon.

Stats… stats… preeeccciiioouus staaats!

I can’t stand comment moderation, I never thought I would have to use it, but after this comment:

“I can see what you are putting forward and it looks to me like an attack on a blogger to get publicity for your own blog by being ‘controversial and doing a bit of victim-blaming. Perhaps you do not care to talk to readers. Perhaps you do not care about your reputation. R clearly does and fair play to her.”

Anything involving Rachel North seems to get serious pretty quickly, so I’m taking steps to ensure this doesn’t escalate.

I seem to have suffered a bit of a comment explosion, at the moment. I may have taken on too many battles at once. I think this blog needs to cool down a bit so I’m going to be posting light humour for a while before I resume Fallible Design, Housing Market Myths and other subjects.

Regular readers, feel free to dribble away till my stats are near death. Alex Fear needs a rest before once again taking up arms against the Philistine hordes.

Moderation will be removed as soon as stupidity levels are reasonably lower.

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[Mentality] How To Be A Victim

Posted by Lex Fear on May 28, 2007

This Post Is Rated: O for Downright Offensive! It’s controversial! Get your lawyers, call the police, a blogger has commented on a hot issue and we don’t agree with his opinion.

Whoa, Alex, getting personal now?

Well, in a way yes, but no, not really.

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Posted in Blogidarity, Justice & Mercy, Little Hitlers, Londonland, Morals & Ethics, Opinion, Pharisees, Smear Campaigns, The Love of Libel, V for Vendetta, WhatTheyDontWantU2C | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments »

[Mark DeHoog] Authority of Scripture?

Posted by Lex Fear on October 6, 2006

We seem to reach a catch-22, to interpret the Holy Spirit, we must rely on Word to confirm it, at the same time, we need the Holy Spirit to interpret the Word!

I’ve been joining in the comments debate over on Mark DeHoogs‘ blog.

The question, or statement, is: Do our limited, cultural or arrogant interpretations of the word shame Christ and skew the message?

I proposed that if we are all believers and have the Holy Spirit, we should all be able to read scripture and gain a consensus. To expand on my proposition, I believe that the Holy Spirit does interpret scripture for us, however we allow our limited, cultural interpretation to override the Spirit.

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[PR Exercise] Patron Saint of Sport

Posted by Lex Fear on June 23, 2006

Tony Blairs pledge to become a patron of a London Community Sports club is near its deadline.

At the time of this post he has 48 people signed up, 3 of which also signed up for a pledge to form a human chain around Westminster no protest zone (currently 1028 of 6000 signed up). Perhaps Tony will consider joining that pledge instead?

Interest seems to have plateaued now, possibly due to speculation that it’s merely a PR exercise. but some of the pre-(local) election comments are hilarious:

“…the track record for sticking to pledges, even ones made in manifestos, isn’t that great for Tony is it?” Duncan Drury at 12:33, Wednesday 5 April.

“I plan to honour my pledge by building a website for the club and promoting them heavily via grass-roots PR. I am open to approaches from any club involved in any kind of sport, but they must be willing to understand that we will be playing a new game with new rules; my rules. I would require my adopted team to wear orange jumpsuits as their uniform *and* play while wearing iron shackles on their legs and bags over their heads. The training programme will be rigorous… it will push local, national and international laws to their limits and – when nobody’s looking – it will go way beyond these petty constraints. Of course, officially, all training will be by the book. For example… no-one will actually drown as a result; they will merely enjoy the repeated sensation of drowning…” Tim Ireland at 00:26, Thursday 6 April.

“Yes, I would rather the PM didn’t bother, because if I were a member of a sport club that he became a patron of, I would leave it, and the same goes for Livingstone and Jowell” Sam Hayes at 23:21, Wednesday 5 April.

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