What is Elimination Communication? Most babies communicate a few things early on: they say “I’m hungry” with cues like rooting or hand sucking and “I need to burp” with grimaces and gurning! The practice of “Elimination Communication” tries to add cues for “I need to poo/wee” to the list of things the parent/s understand and…Continue reading Elimination Communication with a newborn baby
I wrote most of this post this while having my labour induced at 39 weeks because the baby wasn’t growing enough. I was basically “on time” for my due date, and my body was mostly ready for birth. A disclaimer, I have Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and the induction process started working very quickly on me.…Continue reading What induction of labour feels like
Quick note to self (and anyone else who is interested). You can bulk remove metadata from photos using gThumb on Fedora Linux (and probably all gnome based Linuxes and others besides) Navigate to a folder with all the images in Select all (control+a) Right click on the selection Choose open with gThumb In gThumb again,…Continue reading Bulk Remove Meta Data from Photos in Linux
Sometimes, it’s good to find the origin of prayers – and they can be unexpected and wonderful. I am using the following prayer for the blessing of my marriage to my partner Joseph: Franciscan Blessing May God bless you with discomfort,At easy answers, half-truths,And superficial relationshipsSo that you may liveDeep within your heart. May God…Continue reading The Origin of “A Franciscan Prayer” – a Non-Traditional Blessing
Just some notes for myself
I’m super frustrated right now – Brexit is mostly the only thing in the news and all we should be talking about is that other thing. Climate Catastrophe. I’m raring to go and full of motivation and also fear…. but I have full time health problems and all of the exciting, powerful actions are just…Continue reading Anna’s Climate Actions: Spoonie Options for Combating the Climate Catastrophe
I have recently been working with a UK charity called National Estate Churches Network (NECN). I’ve been helping them rebuild their digital presence after a string of issues, both technical and otherwise, caused them to lose their domain name, website and email addresses. As a knock-on effect they had also lost access to their twitter…Continue reading Twitter account access when you lost access to your email
I experienced a bug recently with the Portfolio theme for WordPress, which I use on my Gingerling Design website. The bug was possibly triggered by the installation of the Gutenberg beta plugin. Usually on my Home Page shows a series of images generated from Blog posts, but one day it started showing a search box…Continue reading WordPress Portfolio theme: fix for “Nothing Found” + search box on home page
I will explain the difficulties I was having installing the Mycroft Phillips Hue Skill using the verbal command and show how I installed this skill using SSH. This can also serve as a basic guide for using SSH with Mycroft, including how to change the default password and how to install apps from github repositories.
In this blog I introduce my new buddy Mycroft, an Open Source voice activated home assistant. I detail how to re-install his software if he has a big problem.