The People

Well, we are the Maxwells.

Um, yea.

There are alot of Maxwells in the world, and we are but two of them.

Flower BoyRichard is a computer geek from Auckland, New Zealand. Raised by Tony and Jenny Maxwell, Richard managed to survive being hit by a van, being an uncool teenager computer nerd with zits bigger than Jesus, University, Beruit and even the London Tube network. Yet somehow he hooked up with a woman that was waaaay out of his league, and even managed to marry her.

Richard likes fair weather trecking, travel photography (and hence, travellings), cats and dogs, and playing 32+ multiplayer online team based first person shooter games.

Elle est jolie avec les fleursGeraldine is a geek from Auckland, New Zealand. Daughter of Christine and Michael Mora. She too survived childhood and adolescence to evolve into a intellegent and geogeous woman. Her only failing in life was that somehow she ended up marrying Richard.

Geraldine likes trecking, camping, traveling, gardening, baking, and splatter movies, as they make her giggle with delight. Oh, and coconuts.

The Website

This website is basically the online travel diary of Richard Maxwell (with some input from his girlfriend come wife Geraldine). From 2000 to now, its mostly a travel photo blog if you will, with the odd email for some textual loving. Mostly stuff around the UK, Europe, Alberta Canada, the Middle East, Egypt, and some good old homegrown New Zealand. Yup, thats pretty much it.

The Technical Bits

At the time of writing this about page, I was using wordpress 2.6.1. The Theme is called “nearly-sprung” and is based on almost-spring. The theme is my own and I am yet to publish the version i’m using at the moment (still fixing 2.6.1 issues as we speak). What I can tell you is the amount of plugins I am using is insane! The little blighters keep breeding on me. Have a look below yourself if you don’t believe me!

Plugin Version Author Description
Akismet 2.2.6 Matt Mullenweg Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need a WordPress.com API key to use it. You can review the spam it catches under “Comments.” To show off your Akismet stats just put <?php akismet_counter(); ?> in your template. See also: WP Stats plugin.
AskApache RewriteRules Viewer 3.1 AskApache Displays the Internal WordPress Rewrite Rules in Detailed Glory.
Exec-PHP 4.9 Sören Weber Executes <?php ?> code in your posts, pages and text widgets.
Executable PHP widget 1.2 Otto Like the Text widget, but it will take PHP code as well. Heavily derived from the Text widget code in WordPress.
Geo Mashup 1.2.8 Dylan Kuhn Tools for adding maps to your blog, and plotting posts on a master map. Configure in Settings->Geo Mashup after the plugin is activated. Documentation is on the project site.
Get Recent Comments 2.0.6 Krischan Jodies Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar. Visit Options/Recent Comments after activation of the plugin.
Google XML Sitemaps 3.1.7 Arne Brachhold This plugin will generate a sitemaps.org compatible sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported by Ask.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO. Configuration Page
KG Archives 4.0 Kates Gasis Yet another sortable archives from katesgasis.com.
Next/Previous Post in same Category v 1.0 Richard Maxwell This plugin will give you two functions that will give you links to the next/previous post in the same category as the current post. Based on Next/Previous Post in same Category v0.2 by Scriptygoddess.
Official Comments 1.1 Brett Taylor Adds functions to distinguish authorised WP user’s comments.
Optimal Title 3.0 Aaron Schaefer Mirrors the function of wp_title() exactly, but moves the position of the ’separator’ to after the title rather than before.
Permalink Redirect 2.0 Scott Yang Permalink Redirect ensures that pages and entries are always accessed via the permalink. Otherwise, a 301 redirect will be issued.
Photopress 1.5 Isaac Wedin Photopress adds some image handling tools to Wordpress, including a popup upload and browse tool, a random image template function, and a simple album. Installs and uses new database tables. Last tested and working with WP 2.7.
Photopress Random Thumbs Widget 1.0 Richard Maxwell Adds a sidebar widget to let users show random photopress thumbnails
Related Posts 2.02 + 404 Alexander Malov & Mike Lu Returns a list of the related entries based on active/passive keyword matches.
Role Manager 1.4.4 Owen Winkler Role Management for WordPress 2.0. Coding By David House and Owen Winkler.
Sociable 3.5.2 Blogplay Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.
Time Zone 2.1 Kimmo Suominen Automatic daylight saving time switching. Optionally specify the time zone to be used. Configuration: Options » Time Zone.
Twitter Tools 2.0 Alex King A complete integration between your WordPress blog and Twitter. Bring your tweets into your blog and pass your blog posts to Twitter. Show your tweets in your sidebar, and post tweets from your WordPress admin.
Viper’s Plugins Used 1.12 Viper007Bond Allows you to display alphabetically what plugins you have enabled on your blog in either a table or unordered list. Also allows you to set custom descriptions for the plugins in the output.
WP Super Cache 0.9.7 Donncha O Caoimh Very fast caching plugin for WordPress.
WP-ContactForm Ryan Duff, Peter Westwood WP Contact Form is a drop in form for users to contact you. It can be implemented on a page or a post.
WordPress Database Backup 2.2.2 Austin Matzko On-demand backup of your WordPress database. Navigate to Tools → Backup to get started.
WordPress Exploit Scanner 0.5 Donncha O Caoimh Scans your WordPress site for possible exploits.
XRDS-Simple 1.0 DiSo Development Team Provides framework for other plugins to advertise services via XRDS.

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