New and Shiny

My new PC has arrived! I spent a fair chunk of time last night un-installing the supplied software, and installing my preferred choices and all in all it's pretty darn sleek, fast and quiet. Still a few things to tweak and tinker with but, by and large, it's all setup how I like it. I'm

Not Planned

I’m a planner. I plan. It’s what I do. But sometimes things happen and plans need to be adjusted. I received a somewhat alarming email from 34sp, an ISP I use for a couple of sites I run, including this one. Apparently a couple of my sites were hacked recently. I don't visit the sites


March already, doesn't time fly. Actually that's a bit of a worry as March is going to be a VERY busy month for me, and I'd much rather that time helped out as much as possible by slowing itself to a crawl. I've already mentioned most of the things I'll be working on in March

Moving address

*Sniff... It is with great... *sniffle... emotion, that I ... *sniff...Oh, OK, not THAT kind of moving address. I'm moving email address. One of the first services I signed up for (in 1996 I think) was a Bigfoot email forwarding account. I've got two accounts with them, one forwarding to my home account, one to

To template or not to template

I'm currently playing with the same kinda thing for my site that Shelagh is for Tripe Writing, and I'm very jealous of her as I can't run Moveable Type (ISP doesn't support it) and get use the new TrackBack feature. Boo! [slams door in huff]


My ISP has been updating it's backend servers and services. I know this is a geeky thing, but I now have control over my own error messages!! 404 403 & 500. Sigh... Simple things... Ohhh and in case you wanted to know... 403 = Forbidden, 404 = Not Found, 500 = Internal Server Error More


My ISP is upgrading it's services, which means you probably won't be able to read this... emmm... ok.

Emotional surfing

A bit stiff this morning, but not as bad as I thought I'd be, survived the extertion quite well considering. Pushing on with re-design, and WILL get ISP sorted out this weekend. I feel strangely excited in anticipation of the next couple of months, not sure why though. Work wise I see a few changes,


Wednesday. 5-a-side tonight, then home without disturb my S.O.'s viewing of Smallville (I'll catch a repeat later on). Wednesday. And I've still not phoned my ISP. Wednesday. And all the pain of Monday night is ebbing away. You'll get through it J, I know you will.

New Something

So first day back at work. Still the same gripes and moans... none of which I'm going into in case someone from work reads this and thinks I'm trying to undermine things, ohh and if someone from work IS reading this, come and sit in on one of the project meetings, they're a barrel of


Still here. Still having ISP hassles. Can't believe it's almost December, past the initial Harry Potter rush ( advance screening for us!), and past some family issues. Still stuck a bit with nothing much progressing, and already putting things off until the New Year (by which time I will no doubt find another excuse). To


All is quiet. Still trying to move ISPs, still trying to decide on what to do with the site, still trying to figure out a re-design, still got loads of questions, still figuring out loads of answers, still got a head full of rubbish, still got an urge to write about it. So guess that

Press the button

Losing focus somewhat at the moment. So many websites closing down, job is kinda static at the moment, and we've ground to halt on the home front, think we did so much so early on that we are now just enjoying the house. Must give myself a kick over the weekend. Also struggling to change


Monday, monday, so good to meee... Knackered. Good mix at weekend, lots of hard work on house and garden, and lots of beer. Early to bed tonight to recover though. Sun is out, and sitting here at my desk is a chore (although that doesn't really have anything to do with the sun...), such is