Just a quick note regarding the recent changes to the site.
It is a little unfortunate that there are people out there who want to steal content, rather than just asking nicely first, but oh well. On the bright side, I guess my content must be worth something if people feel compelled to steal it. So in light of this, I’ve made a few changes to my site to protect against content theft and do apologise to my readership if it has affected your experience so far:
Copyright Pro I have disabled right-clicking on my site, you can cut and paste text, but not photographs. Basically, this is in place so that when someone wants to use my work that they let me know about it first, before blindly cutting it out which constitutes as stealing, and I frown upon that.
Image watermarks I don’t actually like watermarking images because I feel it takes away from the immersion and had resisted watermarking for nearly as long as I have been blogging, but alas, I have given in. When restaurants are lifting my images, it’s getting abit silly.
RSS feeds and Emails I have been trying to find a way around this, I know alot of you would like the full rss email reinstated, and I have to admit it is convenient having entire blog posts delivered to your inbox via email, but this is also the main method which pirate websites (such as steak-restaurant.co.cc) are using to steal my content wholesale. So my apologies guys, if you know a more secure method for me to send you my stuff, I will implement it, but till then, all RSS emails will only show a summary of the blog post.
Newsletter emails are not affected. Ditto really.
The New Homepage Do you like it so far? I have a new slider feature that displays the latest posts. Also a java-enabled comments widget is a self-contained comments database viewer thing, which has nav buttons that can display the entire history of all the comments on this website, it is quite slick in my opinion and its a convenient place to read comments I feel.
New restaurant write-ups are due tomorrow, Michael Nadra to be exact. Stay tuned.