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WordPress 5 …

It likes blocks; apparently. Yes, the editor is a big improvement. Well done WordPress people 🙂

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linux nonsense

Moving towards ‘inbox zero’

Over time my inbox grows larger and larger…. and eventually it starts to take ages to sync/navigate around – 15,000+ messages in an inbox can’t help.

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nonsense security

BeThere to Sky Broadband

Given BT have finally updated our street cabinet to support FTTC, my home broadband will soon hopefully be moving form BeThere to Sky. The monthly cost remains roughly the same, but I move from about 8mbit to 40mb. I hope. Except, Sky own BeThere. So perhaps I’m not really moving – but this didn’t stop […]

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Encryption / NSA / GCHQ and Open Source software

So, apparently the NSA and GCHQ are able to break some encryption protocols/formats, and have widespread access to Skype / Hotmail / Outlook / Gmail / Facebook etc. I’m not sure why this is thought to be a surprise. It’s their job to do this, right? While I’m not convinced the widespread trawling of data has […]

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Spam and Comic Sans.

Today, I received a spammy email from an unknown golf club. There was no obvious unsubscribe link or instructions, so I blindly replied with : Hi, Please remove ‘xxxxxx’ from your mailing list; we’ve no interest in golf… Thanks, David   They replied with : REMOVED OK But it was actually : <FONT color=#0000ff size=4 […]

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Developer wanted … must have …….

Sometimes I come across job postings which are slightly optimistic in what they think is possible ….. like this one.

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Rubbish CV from recruitment company (rant/moan)

Today I received a programmer’s CV from a random recruiter… Under experience, the most recent entry has a URL provided which points to a login form.  From which I can tell nothing. So, that’s pointless/useless and illustrates nothing. The second entry under experience points to a Zend framework based site – “I have designed and […]

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Dog boarding ….

Dogboarding from DANIELS on Vimeo.

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The Post Office

Earlier today, I went to the Post Office in Bromsgrove, to buy some Euros. The conversation I had with the minion behind the counter is paraphrased as follows : Me: Hi, I’d like to buy $x euros, please? Her: How do you wish to pay? Me: By card? <<waves debit card at her>> Her: We’ll […]