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All hail the Mighty Techie.

I've discovered something which pushes all the right buttons for me. Almost literally. IFTT - If this then that, is a service which enables various internet services and objects in the internet of things (such as automated plant monitors, lightswitches, internet enabled lights, thermostats, various functions of android and iphone smartphones etc. etc.) Essentially it […]

When is an export not an export

When it claims "backup everything" and in actual fact just backs up text. All my pictures. Gone. All my plugins. Gone. All my stylings. Gone. Thanks WordPress. Of course there won't be a link to this on twitter any time soon. That's gone. It's a small mercy that I copied and pasted my plugins list […]

Ignore this blog post

The downside to linking to Twitter via a WordPress plugin is that if something goes wrong with my WordPress site (which it just has done) then any test post which I publish (which I have to do to check this particular error) will immediately go up on Twitter.


I have to say that, even though I am a total and utter gadget lover, I still love to read a traditional paper book for preference. Part of this has to do with being a little materialistic as far as owning books. If I have the money I prefer to own a book I like […]

What is the real meaning of Christmas?

It's that time of year where all kinds of traditions happen. WARNING: I am honest and frank about all things Christmas here. I make no apologies for what I say but if you want your kids to still believe in Santa then don't let them read this.

Wading through Treacle

Well here I am on the day before Christmas Eve (or "Christmas Eve Eve" as I like to call it) and I haven't blogged since just before leaving for Serbia. On my (now rarely used) iPhone are some notes for half the week in Serbia still stuck on my iPhone due to a lack of […]

Blog anywhere

Well, the new updated wordpress app for iPhone spoke English to me and actually told me where to go on my wordpress settings to allow it to work with my site. So now I'm blogging from my kitchen while making coffee! 3 and a half hours until Sam and Suz pick me up. I'm hoping […]

Leaving the country

I'm leaving the country. But only for a week. It's at THIS point that I realise that the blog, which I promised myself I'd regularly update has been left untouched for weeks, nay, months. I should probably be worrying about other stuff...

Testing Testing....

I'm just writing this to see whether a new plugin works.

Last Night I had a dream

Don't worry. There weren't any sand or footprints in it. I dreamed that I had been arrested and taken to prison for a crime I didn't commit (cue A-Team music!) The thing was it was one of those dreams that was only slightly odd, it didn't completely break reality. It had some logical inconsistencies (the […]