Computer books clear out

Continuing my general spring clean clear out, I have the following computer books (all in excellent condition) which I no longer need and are free to a good home: DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & Dom (SitePoint) Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP (Wrox) Texinfo (Free Software Foundation) SEO Warrior (O’Reilly) The Art […]

Free stuff giveaway clearout

I’m having an early spring clean at my flat in an attempt to free up space so that I can fit everything on my bookcase and see the floor for once. The following items are currently earmarked for good homes: Stargate SG-1 seasons 1-5 (boxed sets). Various Doctor Who videos, including Dalek and Cybermen boxed […]

Pub site progress

Thanks to Kirk, I now have a rough idea of the equipment I need to work on my pub site—in short it seems that buying a new digital camera and using my existing GPS logger and then syncronising the two will suffice. I’ve also registered the relevant domains (one with a short URL for redirects) […]

GPS, camera and notebook gadget help

For one of the sites I’m going to be working on I need a gadget which can perform the following tasks: Take photos. Log the GPS coordinates of the photo automatically, either as part of the meta-data associated with the photo or in a separate file. Make notes about the photo, e.g. ‘this is the […]

Where to from here?

Now that my thesis corrections have been accepted I am looking for the next challenge, though I’m struggling to find an area to focus on. My main interests seem to be politics, business (which includes finance and insurance) and law. I’m not as interested as I used to be in computing—I now see IT in […]

Goals for 2010

Lucy’s LJ post reminded me that I hadn’t posted this yet. I’ve been thinking about what I want to achieve in 2010 for the last few weeks, now that my general situation is stable—as opposed to previous years where I have been flipping between courses, jobs etc. So, my goals for 2010 in no particular […]

Merry Christmas

Quick thoughts from today: I now have every James Bond film on DVD, thanks to my sister. Doctor Who was awful—if you haven’t watched it yet it’s probably not worth the trouble. Purchasing the majority of presents for yourself from other people online and then getting your mum to wrap them immensely improves the whole […]

LugRadio Live 2009

At an hour which should never be seen on a Saturday morning, I hauled myself onto a train to Wolverhampton for LugRadio Live 2009, after Lucy kindly let me have her ticket. I hadn’t been to previous LugRadio Live events, but I’d been assured that they were not to be missed. Starting with the good […]

Currybeer web site

For those of you who are regular or potential Currybeer attendees, the social event now has a new web site,, and two mailing lists for announcing and discussing the socials. For anyone who hasn’t been before, Currybeer is a social event in Manchester, held on the first Friday of each month. The premise is […]