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Moving to Mastodon

November 21st, 2022 · No Comments · Life, Technology

I’m not sure I can cope with all the hassle of moving to, and learning about, a new platform, but if Twitter does go completely tits-up it is either that or abandon social media completely. I have mixed feelings about it. There are good and bad aspects to social media. If I decide to just […]

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Eye in the sky

October 9th, 2022 · Comments Off on Eye in the sky · Life, Technology

It looks like I now have a hobby at last. For my 60th birthday the kids clubbed together and bought me a drone. A proper serious one. Apparently there are implications and extra conditions for drones of 250g and over, so this one is 249.5g but very sophisticated. In fact it is so sophisticated that […]

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Just like starting over

October 9th, 2022 · Comments Off on Just like starting over · Life, Music, Technology

Quite a long time ago I sold my turntable (a gorgeous Linn Sondek LP12) and all of my vinyl. We were moving to a smaller house and the vinyl was taking up a lot of space, not to mention the space needed for a proper rack for the turntable, amplifier, speakers, etc. I found that […]

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Upgrade time

October 9th, 2022 · Comments Off on Upgrade time · Technology

So. The place where I host all this is upgrading the version of php and this site was not compatible with the new version of php. My fault for not touching anything for ages: I had an ancient version of WordPress and some ancient and problematic plugins and themes installed. At the moment I can […]

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Today’s bright idea #11 – laptop screens

June 24th, 2020 · Comments Off on Today’s bright idea #11 – laptop screens · Life, Technology

It has been a little while since I blurted out one of my bright ideas, about six years actually. In that time I have still had ideas of course; some of them impractical, some of them impossible and the rest just stupid – in other words, the same as usual. I just couldn’t be arsed […]

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Working from home

May 13th, 2020 · Comments Off on Working from home · Life, Technology, Work

For the last few months, like anybody else who is able to, I have been working from home. It hasn’t actually been a massive adjustment because I had only just got used to being back in the office full-time after either being on post-operrative sick leave or because of an immune system suppressed through chemotherapy […]

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Holiday post mortem

September 29th, 2019 · Comments Off on Holiday post mortem · Life, Technology

This week we returned from a 10-day visit to Crete. It was the most boring holiday Jayne and I have ever had, but that is not a bad thing. In the past we have rented a car or quad and gone out around the island, visiting the many and varied archaeological sites, but this time […]

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A sign of the times

September 12th, 2019 · Comments Off on A sign of the times · Technology

I saw one of these in a car the other day… On the one hand its a clever way to mount a phone in your car, using the now-redundant CD slot to hold it. on the other hand it just makes me feel old. It only seems like yesterday that CDs were the future and […]

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The Final Countdown

July 21st, 2019 · Comments Off on The Final Countdown · Life, Technology

This evening, for no particular reason, I watched the film The Final Countdown on Amazon. I had seen it before, probably more than once, but fancied an unchallenging film to pass the time. Its a bit like the Philadelphia Experiment, with a modern warship going back in time. In this case its the aircrat carrier […]

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WordPress help needed

February 1st, 2019 · 3 Comments · Technology

I have been getting a lot of spam comments lately. Most gets caught in the filters, but a lot ends up in the to-be-approved queue and takes time to clear out. I have noticed that nearly all of it is on the same page – and it is a ‘page’ in WordPress terminology rather than […]

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