The Beep Beep Boop post editing system seems a bit… shit, if I’m honest.

I didn’t mind when WordPress added in the Beep Beep Boop alternate post editing page because there was a link that said “Click me if you want to use the old editing page” and when I clicked it the Beep Beep Boop page went the fuck away like a bad smell being sucked out of a car window.

But now that link is no more! WordPress, annoyed with their users failure to love the ginger step child they have created after one too many expensive hipster coffee jams, have decided we must all be forced to use the Beep Beep Boop Bollocks because we are too fucking stupid and ungrateful to know what is best for us.

Sigh. Look, I love you WordPress. I even loved you enough to move my blog from Google and I bloody love Google! But blocking me from using a perfectly good dashboard in favour of the bag of poo that Beep Beep Boop seems to be related to is not my idea of repaying my slavering, blind love. No, making me use Beep Beep Boop means that I can no longer get a simple wp.me link (something that took 2 seconds and now takes a lot longer and involves sharing to a tweet and then C&Ping the wp.me link out of that tweet so I can post it somewhere useful) and I can no longer copy a post (something I had come to rely on hugely as it saved me much time and help ensure I didn’t miss tabs and categories).

It turns out I can get back to the old dashboard and posting format by using the following link (https://headburroantfarm.wordpress.com/wp-admin/) but really that is a faff and WordPress is becoming very faffy these days.

As much as it pains me to say it, it may well be time to quit WordPress once and for all and head over to Blogger again. It’s been a good 10 years WP, but frankly my time is limited and my patience wears thinner with age. I’m going to have a peek over the hill and see if the grass is any greener (and if Google have stopped Blogger being a fugly sack of kak). I might stay, I might not. Loyalty isn’t what it once was, but that runs both ways I think you’ll find.

7 years of Burro-y goodness, you lucky devils…


Seven years… Bloody hell…

Update: Probably best to point out I have been blogging about ten years in total though, 7 here, part of a year with this blog on Blogger and then my own wordpress.org site for about 3 years before that.

2013: Not a bad year for a blog run by a part-time Burro…

I wanted to blog a lot of the looooong xmas break I took, but I just enjoyed the break instead (it’s a repeating pattern for me, if I’m honest) and therefore I’ve only just come across this report from WordPress about my blog. Click on the picture below to read it and go OOOOO & AHHHH at the nice fireworks 😀


10 years of blogging. Blimey.

I just saw this notification from WordPress and it seems I’ve been blogging for 6 years now! But when I thought about it, I was even more shocked when I factored in my previous blog. I’ve been blogging for 10 bloody years now. Sweet baby jesus!


My blog’s 2012 in review…

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 16,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Running from Orcs…

Over on my.lotro.com I gone and got me a blog – yeehaw! To be fair, it came with the membership of the site which in turn is free for anyone playing LOTRO so it’s more accurate to say I have been given a(nother) blog and intend to ruddy well use it 🙂

Visit Running from Orcs…here and check out the comments and my friends on there to find some great photos and fiction from Middle Earth. Baruk Khazad!

2010 in review, or “How Hammy, pron, google, a bug and even the Lab made me”

Those lovely people at WordPress sent me an email to tell me how my blog is doing and from the stats below I think that despite all my efforts I can only attribute my success to the following things – a link from New World Notes, perverts looking for a big cock, people (inexplicably) searching for pictures of Big Ben’s insides, a strange coding bug by CNN and a single link from the Second Life wiki. Good job I couldn’t give a toss 😀


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 178 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 691 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 582kb.

The busiest day of the year was May 16th with 283 views. The most popular post that day was What the bloody flip?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, nwn.blogs.com, steelheadsl.ning.com, blogger.com, and bakerblinker.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for inside big ben, big ben inside, haunted house, headburro antfarm, and biggest cock.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


What the bloody flip? May 2010


SL Places: A Trip To London August 2008


Bots in Linden Land? Surely not… June 2010


Burro Tales June 2009


The Magellan Files October 2008