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  1. Upgraded the site

    We've upgraded the site to the latest version of vBulletin. We are working on getting the style consistent throughout the site, so bear with us for the moment.

    I'm sure there will be a few bugs / errors / general annoyances, so please let me know in the Community boards here.

    One of the first issue I'll fix is the fact that reviews, wardrobes and iTrader doesn't work, but it may be a few days.

    Anyway, please leave your comments and hope to have all the ...

    Updated 27th December 2009 at 06:57 PM by Grant

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  2. Living in the dark ages

    Well, I've moved my family from the UK midlands to leafy Hertfordshire, but it's going to be around ten days or so before we're going to get connected to the internet...

    So I'm writing this on my Mac being tethered to my phone. Its a bit kludgy but it might do the job in the meantime.

    Hopefully we'll be back on track again soon..

    I've some pics of the BN Lunch to upload too...
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  3. From today's WWD

    TOP BLOGS: According to a new report from research firm Konector on the top-50 beauty blogs, Temptalia, NaturallyCurly.com and Basenotes are the top three beauty blogs garnering more than 500,000 viewers a month. Kingsley Maunder, a director at Konector, explained the leading blogs typically focus on a “very particular topic or target market” to generate a “large, regular following that spend a significant amount of time on the site.”

    http://www.wwd.com/beauty-industry-n...9837?full=true

    Updated 24th July 2009 at 03:43 PM by Grant

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  4. Reviews et al

    Many of you will be pleased to know that I've nearly solved all the review issues. You'll hopefully soon be able to edit them, have accurate review counts and see reviews that have somehow got lost.

    In doing this, I've rewritten the whole review system in php and am using a mysql database which I should have done ten years ago.

    The last step is transferring all 40,000+ old reviews into the new system, which will either be really easy, or really hard.

    Hurrah! ...

    Updated 21st April 2009 at 03:21 PM by Grant

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  5. Things to do

    Sometimes it seems all I do is write lists. Then rewrite them. Then write them somewhere else. In my filofax. In a pad. On my Mac.

    Then there are lists that aren't lists really. Like all the starred emails in gmail. Like the folders (both real and computer-based) that are full of stuff to add to the directory.

    I can't seem to get organized. I've tried various apps to help (see Things, Remember the Milk, Omnifocus, Toodledo, the much-missed I Want Sandy - and so many ...

    Updated 14th February 2009 at 05:50 PM by Grant (typo)

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