Image Viewers

Having been a long-time fan of Irfanview, I decided to give Faststone another look. It seems just as fast as Irfanview, has …

HP Instant Ink

I’d heard previously about HP’s Instant Ink scheme, and thought that, although it made life easier, it probably worked out expensive because …

How Not To Run A Helpline

Had to call Logitravel today as we still haven’t received the tickets for the ship. And what an exercise in absurdity. You …

Printers, Bloody Printers

…and Customer Support, bloody Customer Support. The Canon printer came back with the U052 error again yesterday, and, after an hour’s cleaning, …

Twitter Is Annoying Me

Twitter’s getting on my titters at times. Every now and then, it’ll force me to do a Captcha test for no disclosed …

Bloody Printers

Needed to print something for our forthcoming trip, and got hit by a U052 error on my Canon MG5250. Apparently, it means …

Sheffield Craft Beer

Interesting article in The Guardian today about craft beer pubs in Sheffield. Not that I’ve ever knowingly had a “craft beer” (or …

WordPress Again

Thought it was time to give WordPress another try, and so I’ve converted the blog from Dotclear. Not 100% impressed yet, but …

Ooh, I Do Love MODX

Happened on MODX by chance, and I’ve been very impressed with it. A bit of a slog to convert my own stuff, …

Boing…Boing…Ouch

Haven’t been arsed to do any blog updates since November, it would appear. But maybe it’s time for another tale of woe… …

Collared Doves

Collared doves seem to be making a significant comeback here: this morning, there were 15 perched on the playground fence. And not …

Yet More Great Decisions

I got rid of Koken and managed to recreate the gallery using my own code: a very repetetive slog, but not overtaxing. …

Really, Netflix?

Got an e-mail from Netflix this morning regarding new profile icons: “Our new profile icons are inspired by all the TV programmes …

Koken Broken

Koken is all very nice, but it really is so slow. Plus, it provides no way to clear its cache, and this …

Coup De Grass

Well, after a wonderful 46 days break, I’ve finally had to mow the lawns again. The grass is slowly recovering from its …

Noticed this in Chapeltown the other day. Access was the first credit card I ever owned, back in 1973 – and we …

Why…

… does Groundhog Day keep coming on Dave?

Modern Life

Courtesy of Private Eye (with Ozymandius corrected to Ozymandias…)

Corona, Vale…

After many years of stout service, I’ve finally had to give up with the UR1 post-crown. Since the beginning of the year, …

Rain!

At last! We have rain (plus rumbles of thunder). Been up to 32C today and very clammy, so this is a long-awaited …

Second Home?

Still the hot, dry weather continues, so an impromptu visit to Ladybower Inn seeing as we were in the area (well, Hillsborough…). …

CSS Grid

I suppose CSS Grid merits its own entry: I’m amazed at how simple it makes web-page layout; a combination of it with …

About a week after completing the move to the W3C template, I happened across Bootstrap Studio, and it looked rather funky. So …

Got A Semi On

England reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 after beating Sweden 2-0. Amazing stuff. First time I’ve watched …