The sorry state of SPAM and the Blackhole exploit kit


I’m about to reach a milestone on this site and it isn’t a pretty one either. In the past 7 years of this blog being active I have almost reached 150,000 spam comments. Fortunately Akismet is an amazing plugin for WordPress and has managed to stop about 99.5% of this from ending up on my blog […]


New themes and old web sites

As many know I’ve been using WordPress for web site design for a number of years now. This years ambitious project was Cowichan Valley Photos, a WordPress site using the Atahualpa theme. The theme is very flexible and I would highly recommend it to anyone that is looking for great flexibility in the design process.  Having […]


And I bet you didn’t even notice!

Keen observers of this site will have seen a change in the way the galleries and keywords are handled. It’s very minor but makes for a far superior viewing experience. Doesn’t that sound good? Aren’t you glad that you know your experience is better? Well, even if you really haven’t noticed it has made the […]


ProShow Gold

Rainbow over Plumper Sound, North Pender Island

With the release of Enchanted Isles I was in need os a high quality slide show program that could go beypond the basic fade-in fade-out routine. I took a look at the ULEAD DVD MovieFactory that came installed on my Toshiba notebook and while the software was capable of producing quite decent slide shows it […]


Major Database Update

Fall Maple, Cowichan Valley

I spent today working on a major, behind the scenes update of Kevin Oke Photography. For those that have spent some time looking through the galleries you will immediatly see a difference in the look and feel of the interface. The galleries also feature a slide show if you want to browse through different images. […]