The Paris Marathon 2008

I was out last weekend (Saturday) with friends supporting Scotlands efforts in the Euro 2008 qualifiers. And we were discussing what we were going to do next year (running wise), I’ve got a couple of mates who share my running hobby, well the upshot was that I should do another marathon in Europe and it just so happens that my mate Mark has already put his name down for the Paris Marathon.

Woke up on Suday 18th November with a bit of a hangover, had some breakfast and went online to have a look at the Paris Marathon website. Fished out a bit of paper and started to work out when I would have to start the training 10th of December seemingly, sat down and had a think about it with another cup of coffee, after about 10 minutes I decided it would be worth doing.

Updated 3/12/07 : Just sat down and wrote out my training schedule, thought I would just use the one that I used last year for the Edinburgh Marathon, feel free to peruse it here.

Here’s a couple of photos of Walkabout in the Omni centre Edinburgh during the Scotland Italy match Saturday 17th November.

The Walkabout Pub - Omni Centre - Edinburgh  The Walkabout Pub - Omni Centre - Edinburgh  Marky Boy

Just updated WordPress and plugins

I spent a good few hours last week updating my website from WordPress 2.1 to WordPress 2.3.1, the only bad thing about that, was that a fair number of my plugins were either out of date or no longer in active development. Here’s a list of some of the software that I upgraded.

  1. Lazyest Gallery is no longer being developed (basically left to die a death) so I decided on NextGen Gallery
  2. I upgraded Google XML site generator from 2.7.1 to 3.7.1 with no problems.
  3. I moved from WP lightbox 2 version 0.6.3 to Lightbox 2 WP plugin version 1.7 because the WP lightbox 2 plugin stopped working after I upgraded WordPress to version 2.3.1
  4. I’ve decided to disable Lightbox 2 WP plugin and give Shutter Reloaded a test run instead, the main selling point with this plugin is that I won’t have to go through all my posts and add the “rel=lightbox” html tag to all the images to get the lightbox plugin to work. Might switch back at some point if a problem arises, never say never

I’ll probably spend a little more time this week moving photos around on the website, and maybe tidying up the way it looks, hey maybe even a new theme 🙂

Screenshot of my current Ubuntu Desktop

Ok I’m bored, back from a fantastic holiday in the States, still currently sorting out the photographs, so hopefully soon I’ll be putting them online with comments. In the meantime heres a quick look at my current Ubuntu Desktop. I’ve been using Ubuntu now for about 7 months and I’ve yet to have a major problem with it. It’s cost me nothing apart from the hardware and a little time to learn, so I’m really happy with it at the moment.

My Current Ubuntu Desktop