Blacknight hosting offers

As anyone who reads this knows, I’ve been using Blacknight since I moved my hosting back from the US a few years ago. They’ve surpassed themselves in terms of service, price and every other factor. They’re the best hosting guys I’ve worked with. As part of their new year celebrations, they’ve been dishing out discount codes. There’s a special one on Mulley’s site at the moment which will get you 25% off new shared hosting accounts. Hop over there quick cos it runs out tonight. Another discount code, to be used seperately, is: refugee You can use that if you’re moving from an existing hosting provider.

UPDATE: For today only (Friday) they’re doing .ie domain names for a tenner! Use the code: iefridayjan09

Twitter Updater plugin

Now that I’ve begun to use Twitter again I wanted to see if there was some way for my blog to tell Twitter when I’ve posted. A quick Google late last week showed up Twitter Updater, a WordPress plugin that seemed to fit the bill.

After installing it and setting it up I noticied that it wasn’t sending anything to Twitter. Presuming that someone else must have had the same issue I spotted a link from the author’s blog to a mod which fixes it. I was going to stick in a graph with my TweetStats but they seem to be working on that site.

Sidebar shenanigans

If your not reading this in a feed reader then you may notice a few changes on the side bar. I’ve switched it around slightly and have installed the rather impressive Now Reading plugin. I wanted a way to show people what I’m reading at the moment and it fills the bill rather well. I’ve tweaked the display slightly with the template functions but have yet to really explore features like the library. Will do in the future. I’ve also ditched the Jaiku updates in favour of my ones from Twitter and I’ve also lowered the amount of stories shown in the Digg box to 5.