I’ve been lucky/unlucky enough to have driven the following vehicles since over the course of about 4 months: Audi Diesel Automatic A3 2003 Ford Transit Diesel Manual XLWB XHR 2015 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Diesel Manual 2007 Ford Mondeo Petrol Automatic 2005 Toyota Previa Diesel Automatic 1997 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Diesel Manual 2013 Citroen… More Vehicle Dashboards: How to just design things wrong.
I’ve spent a lot of time in the last 24 hours on the phone to multiple insurers, car hire companies, the DVLA and the council – this is all in the fallout from having my car torched. All of the companies above use some sort of automated telephone system to do the low level filtering… More On the topic of Humans
I’m excited about the large batch of Star Wars films that are coming out over the next few years – the sequel trilogy plus the other spin off films, I think there’s 6 in total! Properly excited – in the teaser trailer when the Millienium Falcon burst onto the screen chased by Tie Fighters I… More Why I’m disappointed with Force Friday
First off, I’m not really sure if it’s a module, or a package, or a repo or what. Maybe it’s all three. I’ll find out one day. More importantly I’ve added to npm! You can install a package that I’ve written right now – it was ridiculously easy to do. After all that hard work… More ConsoleFancy – my first npm module
My youngest daughter is leaving the baby stage of life and is pretty much into the toddler stage now. She likes to get out the bath and run away from a towel wielding parent, leaving a trail of tiny wet footsteps on the hall carpet. We laughed the first time she did it, so now she… More Trouble – the maths behind it
I’ve had LEGO for as long as I can remember. In fact further than I can remember, and I still have most of it as well. Recently I’ve started sorting it out and rebuilding all my old sets with my daughter – she’s getting alarmingly good at it though and I might have to start… More LEGO Ferrari F40 10248
Converting BlogCFC data to WordPress didn’t turn out to be that difficult in the end. I did a local install of WP and restored my BlogCFC database into the same MySQL server. A handful of queries and my posts, comments and categories were installed in the local WP. Then a local export and an import… More Transformation complete
So I’ve done a full circle and ended up back on WordPress, well sort of. I started my blog as SkeaterMedia many, many years ago. It was green, and I think it was static HTML pages. I think I then wrote a custom CMS, then learnt about WordPress, then switched to BlogCFC as I was… More Back to WordPress…
I’d quite like to consolidate all of my online accounts/posts/content etc all into one place. I want that one place I put it all to then tell everywhere else about the content – so if I blog, or upload a picture blah blah it all ends up being pushed elsewhere. I thought tumblr could do… More Identity crisis
This keeps tripping me up, it’s caused me problems when upgrading production servers… you need to export the installation directory when installing Coldfusion on a Redhat or Ubuntu server. Otherwise the installer completes but fails silently on loads of stuff and Coldfusion don’t work proper! Here’s an Adobe Forum post about the last time I… More Installing Coldfusion 10 on Ubuntu!