I've spent my spare time during the last few weeks writing another app, this one for the pnut.io social network. It enhances the failures of my first app, for 10centuries.org. Yes, more social networking, surprising for such an antisocial [expletive Continue reading PigPen
I just finished making dinner for me and the girls and realised something quite profound. My web site has existed in various forms and at various hosts over the 20 years since I arrived online. That's not the important thing, Continue reading Obsolete
This user-requested software upgrade exchange didn't happen. I've made it up. Yes.* The Man: "[folder name] There is a launcher in here [program name].exe which should install the shizzle." Me, feeling cocky: "We iz installing the shizzle on Jason’s machine. Continue reading IT support
Last week, during the school holiday, my wife took our daughters to a National Trust property. My oldest has to prepare a piece on Victorian England, so where better to go than a historic home and mill? During the tour Continue reading 7 bits
Can modern incarnation of C5 succeed? (BBC) I'm easily old enough to remember the original 3-wheeled washing-machine-motor-powered death-trap, the only safety aid a flag flapping above on a flexible whip shaft, but didn't see one for real until years later, Continue reading Sinclair C5
Well, 3 weeks after paying for a Pinboard.in bookmark tagging and page archiving account, I'm no closer to having the site owner fix the issues I've mentioned. It's the first time tagging made sense to me, thus disappointing that the Continue reading Pinboard fail
So here I am again, iOS! Yes.
Finally, we have liftoff! A week-and-a-half in, and I've managed to configure a £30 computer and create a functional pair of shell scripts to post blithering idiocy to my test site/blog. Streamlining it all to improve security, to post only Continue reading Testy 2
After a rubbish day, a tale of woe: posts detailing a short journey from pleasure to disappointment, spanning around 3 hours: @bazbt3: OK, it looks as though my dream to rock up in a few days with an iPhone Plus, Continue reading Cancelled
I used the app to change our Echo Dot's name from Alexa to Computer. Me: "Computer, what is your name?" Computer: "My name is Alexa."