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Archive for July, 2005

Making Emergency Calls on the Underground is not possible – 112 vs 999

Friday, July 29th, 2005

A warning about some misinformation being sent in spam emails after the London attacks: *** The following information is incorrect *** “If you travel to work on the tube please note the following information: if your mobile phone has no signal (so even if you were in a tunnel) if you dial 112 it diverts […]

Summer of Cov – Visit Coventry

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Travelling around Coventry and you can’t miss the Summer of Cov flags and adverts around the place. Combined with the Britain in Bloom flower displays Coventry is really looking bright this year. These are part of a series of activities and events running throughout the summer, providing activities for locals and visitors to the area. […]

Childline Emergency Appeal to help keep the phones answered

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

ChildLine is a charity that provides a free 24 hour phone line for children in distress or danger. Many calls are answered by trained volunteers, but they also have paid staff which supervise / manage the counselling centres and cover the night time shifts. Due to a lack of funding the night time shift is […]

DVD Review: Willow

Monday, July 25th, 2005

This is a film I saw many years ago and when I saw it was available on DVD thought it was time to revisit it. The film was originally released in 1988. This is a fantasy film, starring Warwick Davis [Harry Potter, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy], as Willow, one of the “little people”, who […]

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – Charity wristband to fund research into cot deaths

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Continuing the baby theme I’ve recently bought a wristband to support the research into cot deaths. I’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks and like all parents hope that it’s something I never have to face myself. Infant deaths have really hit the media in the last few years. Coincidentally the wristband arrived […]

Turning a Breech Baby with ECV (External Cephalic Version)

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

I have written a post on an ECV (External Cephalic Version) used to turn a breech baby into the head down position ready for birth. Turning a Breech Baby with ECV (External Cephalic Version) You can also view the page at: which is a better way to bookmark the entry as I will always […]

Turning a Breech Baby with ECV (External Cephalic Version)

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

With only 4 weeks to go our baby was showing no signs of turning to the head first position, and we were given a number of options including an ECV (External Cephalic Version). Whilst there was plenty of information that tried to describe the procedure and give statistics on the success rates; I was not […]

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

A bit of a break from the Web Site / Web Design posts I’ve added recently. I’ve finished reading Harry Potter, 4 days after it was released. I’m sure that is slow compared with a lot of people that spent the whole of Saturday reading the book, but for a book that’s over 600 pages […]

Apache mod_rewrite

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

The Apache mod_rewrite module is a very powerful tool to allow you to manipulate URL’s before the server decides what action to carry out, or what html file to send in reply. If you’ve ever wanted to be able to offer different URL’s for the same file, or even direct to a different website all […]

Regular Expressions

Friday, July 15th, 2005

I’ve added a page to my site explaining regular expressions, in the UNIX / Linux pages. “Regular expressions are a way of manipulating text by using character strings and metacharacters. They are often used by programmers, but can also be used in shell commands and in some programs (e.g. vi and other text editors). ” […]

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