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Kdenlive – editing videos using a professional free open source non-linear video editor

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Kdenlive is a free open source non-linear video editor. I used to regularly use Kdenlive for editing my videos, but I switched to a commercial mid-price video editor a couple of years ago. This is because I found Kdenlive to have a number of bugs and was difficult to get the effects that I wanted. […]

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 […]

Android 4 – Ice Cream Sandwich for Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 – ICS

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

I have already written a review of the Asus EeePad Tranformer tablets with Android which can installed with Android 3.2. It’s been a little frustrating waiting for the upgrade to the latest Android operating system 4.0 – known as Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s taken a little over two months to get the update, which isn’t […]

Removing the Google url part from search results

Friday, September 9th, 2011

When I’m writing my blog I often add links to relevant websites. A quick Google and click on the link and I can easily copy the site into my blog. If however the links are direct to PDF files then it’s usually just a case of right clicking and choosing “Copy Link Location” (I’m a […]

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 […]

Book review – Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 in 10 minutes

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Sams Teach Yourself HTML 5 in 10 minutes provides brief introduction to the new features of HTML 5. The book is aimed at someone with a good knowledge of HTML and covers just the new features, with some basic examples of each feature. For a book that is supposed to be intended for those familiar […]

Apache mod_rewrite – Conditional ReWrites using RewriteCond

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The mod_rewrite Apache module can be used on a web server to dynamically change the web page returned to the end user. It has a number of potential uses including: creating user friendly urls to hide complex backend software pages; redirecting from old web pages when a site is redesigned; redirecting to a completely different […]

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 […]

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