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
Just some notes for myself
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.
Hi! Welcome to my quick guide on how to you select your native/preferred language in the ThyKingdomCome app. I’ve been working with the ThyKingdomCome team for the past few months doing video subtitling, there a really great bunch and it’s a wonderful project! For this guide I’m using the Android version, however the process for…Continue reading How to select your language in the ThyKingdomCome app
Mautic, Open Source marketing software, can be used to send targeted emails about events to people on your mailing list who live within a radius of that event. The best thing about this process is the lists will always be up to date when you need them: next time an event is in the same area you have a list ready and waiting. Here’s how it’s done.
In May the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force (and no, brexit won’t get us out of it – still no benefit to brexit. Sorry.) In my view this is shaping up be a complicated piece of law for small businesses to follow, both intellectually and technically. Worryingly, I’ve not heard much…Continue reading GDPR: you are allowed to maintain a blacklist, suppression list or stoplist. You are also allowed to freak out and panic.
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…Continue reading Quickly removing date/time stamps from a text file using find and replace (Gedit, Fedora)