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2013 – Personally a great year!

Out with the old, in with the new. I’ll be sad to see 2013 go as for me personally it was a great year. I did a bunch of cool stuff, met loads of cool and interesting people and generally I’ve been living the freelancer dream!

Some of the things I have done or achieved […]

Getting tough on car tax dodgers

In recent days a number of cars have been clamped around whre we live. The reason is that they are parked on the public highway and are untaxed or not showing a valid tax disc.

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Looks like my mms to post wont work anymore. Would help if my phone actually sends the blasted messages!

ho, hum. will give it another go.

New theme

I’ve finally got round to looking at new themes. Take a trip over to and you’ll find loads of themes that are ready to use. The one I chose is called Atahualpa and is highly configurable in the styles, images and layout that you can use. There are over 200 individual elements that can be […]

Why do people do this?

Why do people…

When they get on a train, they find 2 seats next to each other and make themselves comfortable in the aisle seat only to have to get up to let someone sit in the window seat! Then the person in the window seat wants to get off before them. Not look where […]

WordPress update – 2.7

This site is now running мебелиWordPress 2.7, now I need to sort out a decent theme….

Day out – Thorpe Park

we went for a day out to Thorpe Park this weekend. As with all these attractions, they can be quite expensive to get in, however with buy-one-get-one-free tickets it saved a little bit, but not much over the regular family ticket price.

We arrived just before the park opened so that we could get on […]

Quick Video – Cheddar Gorge

Here is a quick video of a drive down and back up Cheddar Gorge in Somerset.

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The video was taken on an Oregon Scientific ActionCam that was fastened to the roofbars of my car.

FreeNAS: The Free NAS Server

I’ve just set up a simple NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server using an old PC and the FreeNAS: The Free NAS Server software. This is based on FreeBSD and supports CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, AFP, RSYNC, iSCSI protocols, S.M.A.R.T., local user authentication, Software RAID (0,1,5) with a Full WEB configuration interface. FreeNAS takes less than 32MB […]

Internet Radio

I’ve been listen to the radio using both my Playstation Portable and PC using the stations available from .977 Music Portal.

The Classic Rock Channel is the one I’ve been listening to the most recently. They play the greatest rock from 70’s with the occasional 80s mixed in for good measure. If it rocked […]