Kev Quirk

How Migrate from Disqus to WordPress and Bypass Disqus’ Roadblocks

TL;DR – Disqus makes it VERY difficult for you to migrate your comments away from their platform. This is a workaround on how to do it.

The Problem

I’ve been using Disqus for quite some time, after deciding to move my blog to a static site. However, I’m now back using vanilla WordPress and I’d...

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The Insidious Linux “Community” on Reddit

I recently published a post about my feelings on Lightweight Linux. The article was supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek look at why I feel that some Linux users are unnecessarily obsessed with how lightweight their system should be when using more powerful hardware.

The article was shared fairly wi...

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How To Tour On A Small Motorbike

GS1200, Multistrada, Tiger Explorer, FJR1300 – these bikes are all synonymous with touring and doing long miles, but they’re all well in excess of 1000cc and are physically very large. Comparatively, I have the very small Versys 650, and at 6’3″ tall, it’s possible for even me to tour on it. Here’s...

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How The RAC Treated An Elderly, Vulnerable Biker

The picture below shows me and some friends, whilst on a pretty wet trip around the north coast of Scotland. The gentleman in the middle of the image is my friend Nick. Nick is a 79 year old pensioner with cancer; and this is the story about how the RAC left Nick to sleep rough with his bike in a pe...

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Medium Vs Ghost – Which One For a Personal Blog?

I decided recently that I wanted to start blogging again. Not in a professional capacity (like I did for MakeUseOf), but rather just some meandering thoughts on a personal blog. That way, I don’t have an editor to please, and I can publish whatever I like.

That got me thinking though, which is t...

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