I have been writing a lot recently about little obstacles I have come across while helping the Church of England move content from their old sites to their new ones. Making a list of all the content to be moved is often the first job, but many of the older/proprietary platforms don’t have the ability […]
This is particularly useful when working with lists copied and pasted from withing software (like WordPress or Drupal). Perhaps you are making a list of blogs you have written or you want to check the order of a menu: often when you copy this data you get spare bits of html such as button names […]
There are lots of benefits to contributors uploading a profile picture (also known as an Avatar) to your WordPress site: it makes it clearer who is writing each blog, it helps the writer feel part of your site, it makes your site more personable and friendly which helps your readers to engage more. WordPress, by […]
The Android share menu has been a great feature for me, for example, when I am viewing a cute pick of my cat, I can click share and send it direct to my fambam though telegram! However, recently things suddenly went very wrong: sensitive work related contacts and people who are no longer in my […]
When installing fedora I almost always forget to tick the “make user an administrator” box. Then when I want to install some software or update later I get a rather morose ticking off from my terminal… “Username is not in sudoers file. This incident will be reported”. Just what every girl wants to hear… one […]
Today’s task list involved installing Fedora 25 (yay!) on my new computer and reformatting some hard drives to use as backup disks. The install was fine however I couldn’t seem to get gparted started (poet / know it). Gparted is the tool I find most useful for dealing with hard drives, partitions etc, but apparently […]
“And above all the roar of the town was the blue sky, I could hear the birds singing for the joy of the day And there was no support from the city forthcoming, No sympathy numbing your going away”. — Ralph McTell
This blog contains a discussion of website models for Open Source projects with Software as a Service (SAAS) element, and uses four real projects as examples.
Spring wood is a small area of ancient woodland just a few minutes drive from my house. At this time of year the whole area is filled with Bluebells and Wild Garlic. It’s very beautiful and strange, and also the dog’s really enjoy it. This post contains some lovely photographs.
I had heard tell of dramatic/humiliating problems caused by erroneous email auto-complete before, but never been personally affected. I recently discovered that, while social embarrassments are… embarrassing, when you leave one employer and join a new one, the stakes are raised and the problems caused could easily have wider repercussions. I decided to sort out […]