Many, many years ago I went on a mass protest on the River Seiont in Wales.
I’ve just come across a webpage documenting this. I do not see myself on those pictures, but If you want to look I was paddling a yellow Perception Sabre with a bright pink cag.
The protest was mainly against the intimidation that people had been using to prevent river access for kayakers, but also in direct response to some anglers allegedly assaulting some kayakers.It was a fine day and we all felt very good afterwards. Rivers are for all, right!
I gradually drifted away from the kayaking white water scene, and I’m now more likely to be paddling flat rivers in a canoe. Unfortunately the river access situation appears to have little changed.
Incidentally one curious fact is that since our garden backs onto the River Cam I’m actually a riparian owner now. How bizarre is that?
I’ve had lots of problems with a 1and1 WordPress installation and uploading images within Marsedit.
Generally the image was uploaded correctly to the correct location on the host but gave a “Server Error 500” error message. This meant that Marsedit did not insert the link of the image and neither did it show in the Published Images Media Manager
There’s a quick workaround where I manually added the code to insert the image into the blog post. However, whereas the ability to write raw HTML is always handy, in this case it prevented me from finding a proper fix. I think I’ve had this problem for like a year. What a lazy sod!
The proper fix is to ensure that PHP is properly setup. Which is hard when you have little control over the host. So a quick fix is to add some lines for handling PHP script execution to your .htaccess file.
AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php
– Download that file from your WordPress installation, if it exists.
– Add those line
– Upload the modified file.
Note you may need to change your FTP client’s settings to ensure you see dot/hidden files.
I came across this fix on the wordpress forums.