The observant might have noticed a new section has sprouted at the top of the left hand sidebar called ‘Latest reading’. This is just a little link dump for interesting articles and blog posts that have caught my eye in recent days but I don’t have time or inclination to write proper posts about them. The links are not likely to hang around for very long at a time, so if something sounds interesting, click on it now, don’t leave it till tomorrow!
Update: Originally I was listing these links using the WP Links facility. But I just found a nifty miniblog plugin, and I liked it so much that I’m displaying them using that instead. It could clearly be used to do much more than just display links. I recently tried to do something similar with the miniposts plugin that Jeremy uses at Clioweb but the problem was that the miniposts would show up in the Recent Posts list, which I didn’t want, whereas posts in the miniblog don’t.
might install have installed this stats plugin over the weekend (hat-tip: clioweb). It could be useful to have detailed and easily accessible stats specifically for the blog (the ones I have are for the site as a whole). And it must be, oh, 2 whole weeks since I added any new bells and whistles.
Unrelated cricket business: is The Great British Weather going to save our hides this weekend? And is that good or would we rather have something to watch even if we’re doing badly? Opinions welcome. (Even from Aussies.)