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New .UK domain name –

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

UK websites are now being found using the new .uk domain. This means that as well as the sites ending and etc. there will now be sites ending directly with .uk I have registered my first website which is This is in addition to the original site address at I think […]

Days out diary – updates coming soon

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

It has been a while since I’ve been able to post new articles onto the Days Out Diary website. The reason for this is that the server hosting the site has been upgraded. During the upgrade it appears that SELinux security features have been enabled which prevents my site from connecting to a different database […]

PenguinTutor website update – new menu

Monday, April 29th, 2013

I recently upgraded the blog import function on my website. This imports the blog posts from WordPress and updates the news section of the PenguinTutor site. I’ve now redesigned to the menu for the PenguinTutor website. This is to make the website more relevant and easy to find the appropriate content. The following have been […]

Should children under 13 be allowed to use Facebook?

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

A million children under 12 use Facebook each day!

Are you surprised?

I’m not.

Upgrade of website followed by 403 errors on Apache RewriteRule

Monday, July 11th, 2011

My website is powered by WordPress on a Linux hosted server. It’s been on the server for some time and as a result was still running an old version of PHP and Mysql. WordPress has now increased it’s minimum requirement and therefore I needed an upgrade. I asked my provider for an upgraded […]

New website – days out diary

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

I’ve now launched a new website Days Out Diary featuring all my past (and future) posts on days out in the UK, holidays in UK and Europe and various other family related posts. At the time of launch there are over 250 entries, featuring days out in the UK; holidays in the UK, France and […]

New version of First Aid and Emergency Services Photo Gallery

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

The First Aid and Emergency Services photo gallery on First Aid has been upgraded to a new alpha version of the PenguinGallery web photo gallery software. This now means that the photos have more meaningful titles. It also means that it is easier to add new photo galleries and mean that new features can […]

Bug in msnbot (Microsoft / Bing web crawler) exceeding the bandwidth for my website

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Unfortunately my website went offline for a few hours on Sunday due to a bandwidth exceeded issue. I’ve already created a post about the problem I’ve had with low cost hosting issues with bandwidth exceeded. Whilst I still think it’s wrong to block a website in these circumstances I believe I’ve found the reason […]

Website maintenance alternate page using .htaccess

Monday, July 12th, 2010

In an ideal world your website would be up 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You’d perform upgrades on an identical system and seamlessly cut over without any customers noticing, and that would be available at no extra cost. Back in the real world and you soon discover that the cost of having […]

Upgrade of WordPress blog to version 3.0

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I have now upgraded WordPress to version 3.0. Wordpress provides the website and blog on Watkissonline, as well as uploading posts to the First Aid Quiz and Penguin Tutor web site. See: Website powered by WordPress. Version 3.0 provides numerous new features providing more CMS features, as well as multi-site blogging. I use my own […]

UK days out, children and holiday information is also available on the Days Out Diary web site
Linux, LPI and the Quiz / Test Program posts are also available on the Penguin Tutor website
First Aid Information, first aid games and first aid practice test / quiz entries are also available on the First Aid Quiz Web site