I recently noticed that one of the domains I help manage was being essentially hi-jacked by the registrar (in this case, UK2). Going to the domain was resulting in a frameset with a couple of separate frames. The top-most frame was directed to a UK2 “register a domain” frame – (this page, in fact), with the bottom frame displaying the actual website. That’s not on.
A couple of months ago I went on a Bike Safe day with the South Yorkshire police – a course given to me as a Christmas present by my wonderful partner.
We started at 9am with some talks about road safety, then after lunch went for an observed rideout with an officer, with the view to finish at around 5:30pm with a debrief back at base.
I got all the way up to 4pm before my day became a bit…unsafe. D’oh! Continue reading “Bike Safe”
I’ve been looking for a new helmet for a while now, but have as yet been unable to find one that matches my very specific criteria. Being a developer with access to multiple sources of information (yet no way to filter through them all), what was I to do?
I’ve had my bike for.. 7 weeks now and have already managed to get a slow puncture in the rear tyre, yet I’ve no idea how. That sucks.
Continue reading “New tyres are scary”
Over the last couple of years I’ve dabbled in and out of Amazon’s AWS for varying reasons (from pure curiosity to grounded interest). Only recently, though, have I actually made any serious progress in learning how it all works in terms of hosting websites and applications… Continue reading “My forays into Amazon AWS”
I first encountered Introversion as a teenager when Uplink – a game which simulated hacking (using Hollywood theories) – came out around 2001. It was awesome.
For the first time, myself and my friends could all pile into a room and pretend to be hackers from one of our favourite films, calmly linking node to node in order to change a rich student’s grades for a hefty fee without getting noticed. It was balls out brilliant. Continue reading “Prison Architect”
Or… “I think I just passed my motorcycle test…”
Yes!! I did it! After around 18 hours of lessons and spanning two months, I’ve finally passed my full Category-A motorcycle license and can legally ride the roads on my beautiful Kawasaki ER-6f! Take that, traffic! Continue reading “Sooo… I think I just bought a motorbike. Part II.”
One day, when I was a kid, my Dad brought home this game called “Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars” for our PlayStation 1. It was awesome. To this day I am still amazed at how much I loved that game as an 8 year old boy, sat in the living room playing on the original console. I’m also amazed at how much I still love that game!
I’ve been looking around for a while now, trying to work out what to get as my first bike. I decided pretty early on (thanks partly to some brilliantly helpful advice from my Dad) that I wanted a full fairing, something that’d actually provide a bit of cover from the weather instead of being a naked, exposed machine.
I finally ended up with a choice of two – the solid Suzuki SV650, or the beautiful Kawasaki ER-6f. Decisions, decisions…
There’s this funky website I follow called “Digital Photography School” which has all manner of helpful hints and tips related to digital photography. Every week they have a photography challenge on a specific subject; the idea being that you, as the reader, should go out and try to capture that subject and experiment with your photographic abilities.
Last week was the Panning Shot, and this was my submission!